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Will I lose quality when converting from FLV to MP4?

by quarkde / April 14, 2009 8:12 AM PDT

I have a video in FLV format, and want to convert it to MP4. I'm wondering if any quality will be lost in the process and if it's worth it. Thanks

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From what I think anyways..
by FrankQC / April 14, 2009 2:01 PM PDT

From what I think when you convert something you sometimes lose quality... like a CD to MP3, or a paint drawing to a jpg.

The quality shouldn't change all that much.

If you are really wondering, if I were you I would just try getting a small 30 second FLV clip and convert it to MP4 and check the difference. If you are satisfied proceed to the full FLV.


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I tend to agree.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 14, 2009 8:51 PM PDT

You won't lose the original .flv file when converting. The process will just crate a new file in mpg4 standard.

But if you are unsure, just copy the original .flv file and work on that copy. Then you will know whether any quality has been lost.


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(NT) Spelling correction. "crate" should read "create".
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 14, 2009 8:52 PM PDT
In reply to: I tend to agree.
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by chickenorfish / April 15, 2009 10:51 AM PDT

as long as its encoded to a good bitrate, it should be fine

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Highest VIDEO & AUDIO Bit Rate
by rupeshnarvekar1977 / April 16, 2009 9:36 AM PDT
In reply to: bitrate

Try with the highest VIDEO & AUDIO Bit Rate . It should be decent.


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