Looking for flv to avi or whatever converter

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  1. Mad Mac

    Mad Mac Active Member

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    Most youtube videos now won't play on my iBook G4. As a result I download them as .flv files. Some play on VLC but most don't. I want to convert them into something I can play. Thing is my VisualHub doesn't recognize the files. VH and iSquint have been discontinued. What free converters are out there?
     
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    Try HandBrake.
    You should be able to google & download it easily.
     
  3. Mad Mac

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    Handbrake worked thanks.
     
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    i also use tubetv, which could download youtube vids and convert them (mp4, m4v, 3gp) automatically.
     
  5. Shinrai

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    If you get the vids from YouTube, you just need to update VLC to the latest version to fix flv playing problems. It worked for me.
     
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    You could always use keepvid.com and download it into a more recognizeable MPEG/MP4 file. This is what I use.
     
  7. Mad Mac

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    Some downloaded youtube videos crawl on my iBook ha ha. So I still need to convert and reduce specs. Handbrake works nicely. But ridiculous really having to go through all this effort to watch youtube he he.
     
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