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SDB:Converting flash video files to divx video files

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This article is a HOWTO on converting flash video files (files with the .flv extension) to divx video files (files with the .avi extension) using a program called Avidemux. This HOWTO is limited in scope to converting flash video files to divx video files. The program Avidemux that I am using in the following guide is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OSX. If you have used the UnPlug plugin for Firefox you would have downloaded a video file with the .flv file extension.

Version: 11.0 This guide was tested on OpenSUSE 11.0 with good results

Version: 11.1 This guide was tested on OpenSUSE 11.0 with good results

Version: 11.2 This guide was tested on OpenSUSE 11.0 with good results


Converting a flash video file to a divx video file with Avidemux

Step 1

  • Click the Video drop down menu and select MPEG 4 ASP (Xvid4)
  • Click the Audio drop down menu and select MP3 (LAME)

Step 2

Save the video file and make sure you select the AVI container for the output file.

Note: Make sure you add the .avi file extension if your sharing it with your Windows platform.

Some Screen Dumps of Avidemux

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