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Topic # 31998 7-Apr-2009 20:57
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Hi.. I'm looking for some good transcoding software (free) to convert .flv (flash) video files and other files so I can play them on my Samsung TV.  The TV will support Xvid, Mpeg2, H.264HP, Mpeg4-ASP and audio codecs AC3, Mpeg1, ADPCM, AAC LC.

I've been trying Mediacoder, but it seems buggy and crashes/freezes often when trying to convert flv files to other codecs.  Another one I tried called Moyea FLV to Video Converter Pro 2 works well, but costs and only converts .flv files from what I can tell.

Unfortunately I can't use any DLNA software other than Samsungs, due to their poor implementation on their tv sets. :(

Thanks.

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  Reply # 205866 7-Apr-2009 21:15
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Hay there don't know if it any good but you can try this http://download.cnet.com/Free-FLV-Converter/3000-2194_4-10832044.html. Hope ths helpsLaughing

just read a bit deeper into it and make sure you dont install the toolbar as poss adware/spyware. read the comments and make your own decision.

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  Reply # 205867 7-Apr-2009 21:24
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I suggest using Super.

Google will give you the first result :-)

I use this convertor and i get good results.

It's also free.




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  Reply # 205869 7-Apr-2009 21:41
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Damager: I suggest using Super.

Google will give you the first result :-)

I use this convertor and i get good results.

It's also free.


Thanks.. trying it now... Do you know where it saves the output files?  I can't find where to set the output directory.

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  Reply # 205870 7-Apr-2009 21:47
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Damager: I suggest using Super.

Google will give you the first result :-)

I use this convertor and i get good results.

It's also free.


Thanks.. trying it now... Do you know where it saves the output files?  I can't find where to set the output directory.


Go to program files, then eRight then there should be a folder for you called "Output"

:-)

Have a go at various bit rates for the video to get the best results for you.




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  Reply # 205876 7-Apr-2009 22:19
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Worked first time using H.264.. a bit slow encoding though.

Whats best out of H.264 and xVid do you think?

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  Reply # 205898 7-Apr-2009 23:00
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What model Samsung if you don't mind me asking?



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  Reply # 205912 7-Apr-2009 23:42
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Series 7

In hindsight (and I was warned) I would have gone for the series 6 without DLNA and saved some $$'s.

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  Reply # 205913 7-Apr-2009 23:49
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Whats best out of H.264 and xVid do you think?


h.264 http://xile.terning.net/xvid_vs_x264/720p.html

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  Reply # 210045 27-Apr-2009 23:56

www.applian.com

I use replay AV, mainly for scheduling/capturing and converting internet radio from quicktiem to MP3, but replay converter also does video conversion



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  Reply # 210048 28-Apr-2009 00:45
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Oh dear.. looks like this thread triggered some spam??

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  Reply # 210085 28-Apr-2009 09:36
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Best free software Ive come across is this one;

http://www.any-video-converter.com/products/for_video_free/

I use the free version, it does have a nag after encoding files but it does a fine (& fast) conversion.

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  Reply # 211104 1-May-2009 01:07
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What about either ATI's Avivo Converter or nVidia's PureVideo? Depending on your vid card.

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  Reply # 211342 1-May-2009 19:57
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I use Badaboom, it's a nVidia video card only cuda app
http://www.badaboomit.com/

I have an nVidia GTX 260 with 192 sps and I get around 80-90 fps 720p transcodes. It supports a wide range file formats and will output compatible format for your TV.

If you have a 8800 or above nVidia card definitely check it out.

It is nearly twice the transcode speed of my core 2 quad @ 2.66ghz

If you're looking for transcode speed and you have the video card it's a great app.

The 2 main drawbacks are

1) No subtitle support for baking in subtitles
2) No batch processing

I have owned it since version 1 and they have released regular updates significantly improving functionality. nVidia used it to showcase the Ion platform so I think it has a bright (i.e. supported) future.


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  Reply # 211410 1-May-2009 21:54
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hmm ... can't you just rename the flv extension to mp4? (my understanding is that they're the same format and this actually works on my ps3)




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