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Convert files to FLV for viewing with red5 server.

Posted on 2012-03-29
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Hello.

I have many files in different formats (WMV,DVD,AVI,MPG, etc').
I have installed video stream server (red5).

I am searching for a simple way to convert all the files to FLV.
I have windows 2008 Server.

open-source or free software are always better.
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by:Kubejunkie
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doing a quick search i found these links this software

http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/products/dvd/Free-Video-to-Flash-Converter.htm

http://www.leawo.com/video-flv-converter/

http://www.videoconverterfactory.com/free-flv-video-converter/

this looks like freeware\trailware

http://www.any-video-converter.com/products/for_video_free/


and the list goes on. I have never used any of these software so you would have to try out and see which one works the best for what you are trying to do.
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by:Aminadav
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I am developing a web server.
I want to allow the users to upload any type of video, and convert them to FLV.
What is the easy&fast&cheap way to do it?

Thank you.
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Kubejunkie earned 500 total points
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well you can use a command line FLV converter such as

http://worldtv.com/blog/guides_tutorials/flv_converter.php

http://ffmpeg.org/documentation.html

http://ffmpeg.org/ffserver.html

http://www.bala-krishna.com/convert-video-files-to-flv-using-ffmpeg-command/

you may find some better information there.

then you can setup a script to run and convert the video when it is uploaded to your website.
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