[SATLUG] Convert to Flash video

FIRESTORM_v1 firestorm.v1 at gmail.com
Wed May 28 16:10:36 CDT 2008


Jeremy:

Thanks for the great write up, I look forward to trying this out Mwahahahaha..

Do you know if FFmpeg will convert from/know about xvid files?


FIRESTORM_v1

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 2:40 PM, Jeremy Mann <jeremymann at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been asked for instructions how to convert any video file to a
> streamable Flash video file, so I thought I'd post here in case
> anybody else wants the information.
>
> How do I use it? Once a month or so, we have a guest lecturer
> sponsored by our department. I'm always asked to record the lecture
> for the researchers who can't make it. Previously I was converting to
> MPEG1 and providing the MPG file on our website, but I found Flash to
> be easier, smaller size and more compatible for all platforms.
>
> I use Kino to dump from the camera and edit the file, then I convert
> to Xvid. That doesn't take long, I have a fast computer ;) I convert
> to Xvid avi first because sometimes ffmpeg gets the audio synced wrong
> going directly from raw DV to FLV.
>
> When I have the finished AVI file I use ffmpeg to convert to a flv file:
>
> ffmpeg -i input.avi -ar 22050 -ab 32 -f flv output.flv
>
> To resize the output to a smaller size use:
>
> ffmpeg -i input.avi -ar 22050 -ab 32 -s 320x240 -f flv output.flv
>
> I then use FlowPlayer (http://flowplayer.org) to put a nice overlay on
> it ala YouTube style complete with Start/Pause and FF/RW buttons.
>
>
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>
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