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    Converting .flv video file to .avi

    I want to convert a .flv format video file to .avi format.

    I tried a ffmpeg command:
    Code:
    t0p@mars:~/Downloads$ ffmpeg -i Bowling\ For\ Columbine.avi.flv Bowling\ For\ Columbine.avi
    ffmpeg version 0.8.6-4:0.8.6-0ubuntu0.12.04.1, Copyright (c) 2000-2013 the Libav developers
      built on Apr  2 2013 17:02:36 with gcc 4.6.3
    *** THIS PROGRAM IS DEPRECATED ***
    This program is only provided for compatibility and will be removed in a future release. Please use avconv instead.
    [flv @ 0x140e9c0] Estimating duration from bitrate, this may be inaccurate
    
    Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 47.95 (5994/125) -> 23.98 (24000/1001)
    Input #0, flv, from 'Bowling For Columbine.avi.flv':
      Metadata:
        metadatacreator : Yet Another Metadata Injector for FLV - Version 1.4
        hasKeyframes    : true
        hasVideo        : true
        hasAudio        : true
        hasMetadata     : true
        canSeekToEnd    : true
        datasize        : 438084397
        videosize       : 347466678
        audiosize       : 88735963
        lasttimestamp   : 7066
        lastkeyframetimestamp: 7066
        lastkeyframelocation: 438110807
      Duration: 01:57:45.56, start: 0.084000, bitrate: 488 kb/s
        Stream #0.0: Video: h264 (High), yuv420p, 576x304, 391 kb/s, 23.98 tbr, 1k tbn, 47.95 tbc
        Stream #0.1: Audio: aac, 44100 Hz, stereo, s16, 96 kb/s
    [buffer @ 0x1e0ada0] w:576 h:304 pixfmt:yuv420p
    Incompatible sample format 's16' for codec 'ac3', auto-selecting format 'flt'
    [ac3 @ 0x1e06340] invalid bit rate
    Output #0, avi, to 'Bowling For Columbine.avi':
        Stream #0.0: Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 576x304, q=2-31, 200 kb/s, 90k tbn, 23.98 tbc
        Stream #0.1: Audio: ac3, 44100 Hz, stereo, flt, 200 kb/s
    Stream mapping:
      Stream #0.0 -> #0.0
      Stream #0.1 -> #0.1
    Error while opening encoder for output stream #0.1 - maybe incorrect parameters such as bit_rate, rate, width or height
    It did create a file, Bowling For Columbine.avi, but the file's size was 0 bytes. This is annoying: I've successfully used ffmpeg for conversion before.

    Can anyone fix me up a simple way to do the conversion?

    Cheers.
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    Re: Converting .flv video file to .avi

    This came to mind. I bookmarked it a while back but not tried it yet though.

    http://iloveubuntu.net/convert-music...ll-one-utility

    We are spoilt for choice. http://askubuntu.com/questions/27864...ideo-converter
    Last edited by philinux; October 26th, 2013 at 01:10 PM.

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    Re: Converting .flv video file to .avi

    VLC can Transcode video from one format to another...
    https://wiki.videolan.org/Transcode/

    Or if you don't want to install anything on your computer you could try this...
    http://www.clipconverter.cc/

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    Re: Converting .flv video file to .avi

    Thanks for suggestions, I'll try them later.I will then return, to tell the forum what worked/didn't work,
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    Re: Converting .flv video file to .avi

    Quote Originally Posted by t0p View Post
    I want to convert a .flv format video file to .avi format.

    I tried a ffmpeg command:
    Code:
    t0p@mars:~/Downloads$ ffmpeg -i Bowling\ For\ Columbine.avi.flv Bowling\ For\ Columbine.avi
    ffmpeg version 0.8.6-4:0.8.6-0ubuntu0.12.04.1, Copyright (c) 2000-2013 the Libav developers
      built on Apr  2 2013 17:02:36 with gcc 4.6.3
    *** THIS PROGRAM IS DEPRECATED ***
    Using the buggy and fake "ffmpeg" from libav is often an exercise in time wastage.

    Please simply download a recent Linux build of ffmpeg (just download, extract, and run), or follow a step-by-step guide to compile ffmpeg.

    I must ask: why AVI? It's a graybeard container format with much better and modern alternatives (mkv, mp4, etc).

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