Help with FLV files (watching & converting)

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  1. Jedi5 macrumors 6502

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    Just started downloading FLV videos off Youtube that I now want to burn onto a DVD. Thing is, I'm so new to this I have no idea how to go about it.

    With my PC, I would download the videos using Replay.

    After the videos were downloaded, I then used Super to convert from FLV to MPEG to burn to a DVD.

    Neither of these two apps are for Mac so do I proceed?

    To view my FLV files, I think I'm going to need to download VLC.
    Is that correct?

    What can I use to convert from FLV to MPEG on Mac?

    Thanks all
     
  2. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

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    To play FLV in QuickTime you can use Perian. To convert FLV files to MP4 you can use Handbrake. Hope it helps :)
     
  3. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a

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    spookylars is right on, Perian is a quicktime plug in, so after you install it the FLVs should open in Quicktime. Or VLC can play them too.
     
  4. Jedi5 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys the quick help!

    I'm downloading handbrake now but wanna ask...

    I have Toast 10... Toast won't convert flv to mpeg, right?
    I don't see a convertor so I"m guessing not.

    thanks again!
     
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  6. Jedi5 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How do I find streamclip?

    Toast Titanium > Convert > Video Files?

    I tried that route, converted FLV to MPEG.

    So if Toast can do this, then I don't need handbrake?
     
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