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Pete

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Flashrip v0.1
« on: 2010.06.07, 18:25:07 »
http://www.os2world.com/content/view/19966/2/
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Posted by Martin Iturbide - Sunday, 06 June 2010


Flashrip all. .. .


I'm using Seamonkey V2.1a2pre and the various extensions available to Mozilla browsers either do not work (yet) with this build of Seamonkey or the extension requires the Flash clip to be playing - not possible with most Flash clips on youtube as Flash7 on longer works on that site.

So, I thought I'd give FlashRip a try - and it seemed to be able to grab videos from youtube without any problems.

Sadly FlashRip saves video as avi files resulting in a big down grade in video quality.

I emailed Elbert, OS/2 porter of FlashRip, and asked if it was possible to get FlashRip to save Flash video as Flash video  ie FLV format.

He responded that he had contacted the author who responded with this:-

"Hi Elbert

I'm the maintainer of Flashrip indeed. Glad to see that choosing Qt was the
right choice;).

After my exams I'm going to start working on version 0.2 which will support
localization. I will add an option to save video's as flv too. Thanks for you
suggestion!

I hope you have alot of fun with Flashrip"

So, looks like v0.2 of FlashRip will be very useful  :-)

Regards

Pete


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Re: Flashrip v0.1
« Reply #1 on: 2010.06.07, 21:28:26 »
Hi !
Making flv video out of any video files is very easy to do and it is planned to be included into FFMPEGCA (see other post)

"for youtube or dailymotion" use firefox plugin  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006/ (may be you have the ext you see in the selectable file list) 

I allready have included video RIP into CDRWSel due it auto convert any supported video files into a DVD format using FFMPEG + DVDAUTHOR in pipe mode + DVDDAO to burn.

I past a lot of time to get very nice quality out of ffmpeg and needed a lot pf play with all parameters.
The parameters I found was always in the top quality against other tools I could find and I resolved audio sync too.

Now, like I wrote previously, all this work is going to be enabled into FFMPEGCA and it should be available in a near futur like you can see, only final video step isn't enable yet ! (I have some code to update and test all profiles (will add flv too) before full enabling this option into a next build)

Of course, FFMPEGCA will support any supported output format including the new OGV used for HTML5 !
(FLV, AVI, MPEG2, MP4, WMV, OGV ... ). It is planned to provide video out of audio files too !

note: With OGV, you can have a video file size divided by near 2 for near the same quality as FLV.
If you are looking for a HTML5 compatible player, look here :
http://www.longtailvideo.com/support/jw-player/jw-player-for-html5?utm_campaign=May2010-Newsletter-%28newsletter_05_2010%29&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=Player-Download-List&utm_content=jwhtml5_txt1

It works great with latest firefox.      

Of course, it isn't QT4 but REXX.

Cheers/2
Remy    
    
« Last Edit: 2010.06.07, 21:32:41 by CDRWSel »

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Re: Flashrip v0.1
« Reply #2 on: 2010.06.08, 02:22:25 »
Hi Remy

When I was using Seamonkey V2.0.4 I did have Video DownloadHelper installed and working.

Sadly Video DownloadHelper is an extension that needs updating to work with Seamonkey V2.1a2pre (DRY). Yes, it is possible to override the compatabilty check and install that extension but it does not seem to want to work...

FFMPEGCA sounds like it will be interesting. Hopefully there will be helpful instructions/examples in how to use it?

I shall have to investigate CDRWSel at some point in the future - still fine tuning eCS2.0GA a little currently - do you have a url for CDRWSel?

Not sure I have a use for JW Player but will look into that further when Seamonkey supports wbem.

Have you seen the Smokescreen flash player? http://smokescreen.us/

Most of the Demos play here but it could do with a little more speed.

Regards

Pete


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Re: Flashrip v0.1
« Reply #3 on: 2010.06.08, 08:22:28 »
Hi pete,
 
The latest CDRWSel build which was available was from 2009/01 (V4.0.5)  <<hobbes has very old version>>  
I have a currently use a "draft V5" on which I work for the next generation (it is a mixed between old and new with the old code yet). It only has the main new window while other parts and window are going to be changed too.
Of course, I learned a lot since I build CDRWSel and I know having lot of code to change and optimize but it shold come next...  
I can package what I currently use under which video/audio and burning works but I have to test the package first.
I will add some more tips in addition to the PDF provided with and tell you as soon it is ready for you.

Cheers/2
Remy              


note: a HTML demo http://www.longtailvideo.com/support/jw-player/jw-player-for-html5/12121/webm-video-example?utm_campaign=June2010-Newsletter-%28newsletter_06_2010%29&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=Player-Download-List&utm_content=webm_example_img1
« Last Edit: 2010.06.08, 11:19:20 by CDRWSel »

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Re: Flashrip v0.1
« Reply #4 on: 2010.06.12, 22:54:50 »
Hi pete,

Would like a nice example to get good flash video with a raisonable size !
Here is the setting I use after many tests and quality compapraison
To force 16:9 aspect
ffmpeg.exe -y -i "your_input video"  -s 512x288 -aspect 16:9 -b 700k -qmin 2 -qmax 20 -vcodec flv -mbd rd -flags +4mv+aic -r 20.00 -async 1 -ar 22050 -acodec libmp3lame -ab 96k -vol 256 -ac 2 "you_output_video.FLV"

To force 4:3 aspect
ffmpeg.exe -y -i "your_input video"  -s 352x288 -aspect 4:3 -b 700k -qmin 2 -qmax 20 -vcodec flv -mbd rd -flags +4mv+aic -r 20.00 -async 1 -ar 22050 -acodec libmp3lame -ab 96k -vol 256 -ac 2 "you_output_video.FLV"

To not change aspect ratio, remove " -aspect 4:3 "
Now, enjoy how nice your flv video looks like ;)

Bye
Remy

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Re: Flashrip v0.1
« Reply #5 on: 2010.06.21, 13:51:18 »
Hi pete,

May be you an do a try on FFMPEGCA test build now. It show you codec used into the file downloaded in your case) and allow you to convert it to a new video format.

Bye/2
Remy