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Author Topic: Lifehacker's Guide to Ripping and Converting Flash Videos  (Read 6890 times)

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Lifehacker's Guide to Ripping and Converting Flash Videos
« on: March 22, 2010, 09:44:55 PM »
Lifehacker has a longish article up today that discusses how to grab and convert flash videos..

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Whether you want to save and watch a Flash video offline, convert a Flash music video for your MP3 player, or do something else entirely, learning how to rip and convert Flash videos is a useful skill. Here's how it works.

When it comes to ripping Flash videos, there's more than one way to accomplish the task, and in many cases it depends greatly on where you're grabbing the video. We'll cover a number of different options for downloading Flash videos, as well as several ways you can convert them into more useful formats. Once you've seen the options, you can choose the one that works best for you and your situation.




You might want to also drop by http://www.makeuseof.com for similar articles..

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Re: Lifehacker's Guide to Ripping and Converting Flash Videos
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2010, 05:32:42 PM »
For outputting a youtube video to mp3 audio dirpy.com is great! Quoting myself from another thread:
If the videos are on youtube then there are also several good webapps. Dirpy (http://www.dirpy.com/ ) is the best one I've found. Very quick and no-nonsense site. Enter the youtube video URL, tweak some settings if you want to (choose a subsection of the video, change id3 information, set bitrate...) and download the mp3.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2010, 05:34:50 PM by Nod5 »

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Re: Lifehacker's Guide to Ripping and Converting Flash Videos
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2010, 04:38:23 AM »
Nice  thx :Thmbsup:
To grab a video / convert it to music I like http://www.dvdvideos...to-MP3-Converter.htm
They have a bunch of other utube type converters also.

http://www.eusing.co...be_mp3/updatev10.htm works well 2 :)

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Re: Lifehacker's Guide to Ripping and Converting Flash Videos
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2010, 12:39:33 AM »
I am trying to find some sites that do Mp4 conversion from Youtube. Any advice
« Last Edit: July 06, 2010, 12:26:44 PM by Mikethomas »

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Re: Lifehacker's Guide to Ripping and Converting Flash Videos
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2010, 01:46:48 AM »
I am trying to find some sites that do Mp4 conversion from Youtube. Any advice?

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Re: Lifehacker's Guide to Ripping and Converting Flash Videos
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2010, 03:07:17 AM »
I am trying to find some sites that do Mp4 conversion from Youtube. Any advice?

I was using Dirpy.com for a while for converting to mp3 - downloads as mp4 as well but havent used it that way.
Lovely easy interface
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Re: Lifehacker's Guide to Ripping and Converting Flash Videos
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2010, 06:36:14 AM »
I am trying to find some sites that do Mp4 conversion from Youtube. Any advice?

I am not exactly sure what you mean, but if you want to get the MP4 version of a YouTube video, use Firefox and DownloadHelper: http://www.downloadhelper.net/ The combination will get the MP4 version that most YouTube videos already are offering. This is much better than converting, that always will degrade the quality even further.

If you want to convert old flash videos that you already have downloaded, into MP4 format, there are MANY options. ;-) I prefer transcoding via MediaCoder Full Edition: http://www.mediacode...hq.com/editions.html
« Last Edit: July 06, 2010, 06:40:37 AM by Curt »

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Re: Lifehacker's Guide to Ripping and Converting Flash Videos
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2010, 09:13:54 AM »
I'm getting tired of the piss poor quality of youtube videos.  Anything that is of any interest to me has really bad quality.  Combine that with the super slow loading because I think my cable company throttles youtube, and I just avoid youtube if I can these days.  It's so bad that it takes me significantly less time to download the file from youtube than it does to wait for it to load and watch online.  This is all copyright stuff.  All the copyrighting is making it a miserable watching experience.
I uploaded like a 30 second clip from a movie for a friend of mine, and it was immediately blocked by youtube because it got fingerprinted.  Anything high quality like that will immediately get blocked.

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Re: Lifehacker's Guide to Ripping and Converting Flash Videos
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2010, 01:33:34 PM »
Edit: ...or rather what's the best free screen recorder for uploading wink files to youtube?

Anyone has one for converting swf video to a flv video to upload for youtube?

I'm using wink but it only saves to swf and I'm not really using it for full blown screencasts, just screen capture with annotations. (I don't really need audio)

P.S. Not really looking for media converter as the forums showed some people having problems with converting wink's swf. (cut-off video)
« Last Edit: July 06, 2010, 01:35:31 PM by Paul Keith »

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Re: Lifehacker's Guide to Ripping and Converting Flash Videos
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2010, 02:28:35 PM »
I am trying to find some sites that do Mp4 conversion from Youtube. Any advice?

I am not exactly sure what you mean, but if you want to get the MP4 version of a YouTube video, use Firefox and DownloadHelper: http://www.downloadhelper.net/ The combination will get the MP4 version that most YouTube videos already are offering. This is much better than converting, that always will degrade the quality even further.

If you want to convert old flash videos that you already have downloaded, into MP4 format, there are MANY options. ;-) I prefer transcoding via MediaCoder Full Edition: http://www.mediacode...hq.com/editions.html

Curt thank you. I was looking for an Mp4 version of a Youtube video.

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Re: Lifehacker's Guide to Ripping and Converting Flash Videos
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2010, 03:02:04 PM »
Holy downloaded YouTube audio, Batman! Dirpy is awesome!

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