Saturday, January 13, 2007

Convert Flash Video (.flv) to AVI (.avi) or MPEG (.mpg) -

Convert Flash Video (.flv) to AVI (.avi) or MPEG (.mpg) - "Convert Flash Video (.flv) to AVI (.avi) or MPEG (.mpg)

Hitrec at VideoHelp forum introduces a software called RivaFLVencoder which able you to convert .flv files (Flash Video) into avi and mpg files. This is extremely useful when you download youtube or google videos and you don’t like it play in flv player. With this conversion, you can play google videos in many systems, such as iPod Video. One catch: Most of the time, audio can be transcoded to the target format. However sometimes audio codec cannot not be transcoded, you can follow this instruction to mux that back into the target file:

… It’s possible that the .flv contains an audiocodec that will not be transcoded. A solution for that is to play the original .flv and record the audio with Audacity (for instance) and to mux that recording with the .avi or .mpg you get from Riva…"

How to Download Google Video -

How to Download Google Video

Okay, it is just not fun to play video online with slow Internet connection - to have smooth video playback, the best way it is still downloading the whole clip locally and playback. However Google Video does not provide a link for one to download. The movie is played by Google Video Player, which is Online Flash FLV player.

New Method: The easiest method now to download google video is to use online video download service to expose the real URL.

Old Method:
Good news is that Felipe Cepriano over at FelipeCN has found a quick way to download Google Video. The key is to unescape the parameter of the Google Player URL by using a javascript function. In simple instruction:

  • Go to Google Video and find a video.
  • View the page source code and search for the keyword ‘googleplayer
  • Copy and paste the videoUrl parameter (all of the characters after the keyword ‘videoUrl=’)
  • Press Ctrl-L to go to URL location bar. Type Javascript:unescape(”videoUrl”) where videoUrl should be the last parameter you have copied into the clipboard.
  • It should output the actual URL on the broswer, copy and paste that URL onto your browser location bar again to download the FLV movie.
  • Play it with a FLV Player.

Download Google Videos