- How to download FLV, edit FLV, convert FLV, and upload FLV online
Online videos are more and more popular nowadays. And then there come out more and more YouTube fans, Fox fans, and Dailymotion fans. Some of them are really happy with enjoying the videos online, but some would like to make their own videos, download these videos, edit, convert, or upload on their own blog and website. Believe it or not, almost all of the videos from YouTube, Fox, Dailymotion, Metacafe, NBC, blogTV, etc. are Flash videos (FLV). If you are one of the fans I mentioned, you will find this article useful. Because this article is to tell you how to download FLV from the popular video-sharing sites, edit the FLV, convert the FLV to other formats, or even upload the FLV onto your website and blog.
You can integrate all FLV funs with only three programs. They are all very easy to handle and perfectly cooperate with each other.
How to download FLV free?
1. Launch YouTube FLV Downloader.
2. Go to the Capture section and enable the Capture icon. It is enabled by default.
3. Go to the webpage where the video is playing. While it’s buffering, you can go back to the program. You will find the captured URL in list.
4. Right click on the URL and select Download, or click the download button to download.
5. Go to the Downloading section, and you can see the process. The downloading process will take seconds.
6. After the download, you can find the file in History and Library. Double clicking on the file, you can play the FLV.
Create playlist on your downloader. You can create your personalized playlist by right-clicking on the Playlist icon and select to create a new playlist. And then you can drag the downloaded FLV files to the list from Library.
How to edit FLV with your brilliant ideas and upload online?
To edit the downloaded FLV is easy. You can either use FLV Editor Lite or FLV Editor Ultimate. You will find them helpful on FLV editing. While export, you can even get SWF, HTML, and JPEG files for uploading on your website or blog.
The Lite version is totally free with few limitations, while the Ultimate is the full retail version with more powerful functions and without any limitations. You can click here to see the comparison of the two programs, or click here to see the glamorous player skins, preloaders, and special effects in FLV Editor Ultimate.
The following will tell you how to edit FLV.
1. Launch this program. If you right-clicked and selected “Edit” in YouTube FLV Downloader, this editor will be launched automatically.
2. You can import multiple FLV files from your computer by clicking the Import FLV icon or import from Media Library of YouTube FLV Downloader. One notable thing is you can even import MP3 files for uploading FLV files. You can also replace FLV audio with the imported MP3.
3. Editing functions. Before you edit the FLV or MP3, you must drag the file from Resource list. To edit the videos, you have many alternatives.
Edit with buttons on Timeline Toolbar.
Rip FLV video and audio: You can select the clip on Timeline and click Unlink button to rip FLV video and audio.
Join FLV video and audio: By clicking Link button, you can join the selected FLV video and audio together, and then you can move them together.
Cut FLV: You can drag the pointer to the right position and click the Cut button to cut the FLV.
Merge FLV: No matter how many clips you have placed on Timeline, they will be exported as a single FLV file. With other buttons on Timeline Toolbar, you can delete selected clip, clear all clips on Timeline, undo and redo settings, and add metadata and cue points.
Edit with right-click menu on Timeline.
You can insert single FLV or MP3 file to Timeline. And also you can trim the blank area among clips on Timeline.
With the Rename selected clip option, you can rename the selected clip.
Edit with short-cut key.
With short-cut keys, you can edit the clips more easily and precisely.
Ctrl + A to select all;
Ctrl + Z to undo or redo;
Ctrl + left/right to move the clip;
Ctrl + click on clip to select or deselect multiple clips on Timeline. And then you can move them together.
Delete: Press Delete key on keyboard and you can delete the selected clip or clips on Timeline.
4. Export SWF and HTML and upload online. You can click Export SWF to select special effects, preloaders and player skins. The profile of the player is also customizable.
Clicking OK and you can go to the Export SWF window. You can check the HTML and then you can upload the generated FLV, SWF, HTML, and JPEG to your server. And then you can enjoy your master piece on your website or blog.
To code your webpage or blog, you can refer to codes below:
< object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"
codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0" width="320" height="240">
< param name="movie" value="example.swf" >
< param name="quality" value="high" >
< param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" / >
< param name="allowFullScreen" value="True" / >
< embed src="example.swf" quality="high" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"
type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="320" height="240" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" allowFullScreen="True" >
< /embed >
< /object >
You can replace the bold part, “example.swf”, with your own SWF file, and reset width and height.
Please note that the FLV, SWF, HTML, and JPEG files must be uploaded in a same path of your server.
5. Export to FLV to Video Converter Pro 2.
You can also select to export edited file to FLV to Video Converter Pro 2. Thus you can convert the file to AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, 3GP, MOV, etc. for playback on Windows Media Player or your portable devices.
How to convert FLV?
To convert FLV is easy with FLV to Video Converter Pro 2. If you have selected Export to FLV to Video Converter in FLV Editor Lite/ Ultimate, you can launch the converter with the file in list. Or you can click Add FLV to import. With this program, you can trim FLV, crop FLV, add image and text watermarks, and do other settings to the export video and audio. Clicking Start in Convert section, you can start the conversion. This program supports batch conversion. All files in list will be converted one by one.
Now you get all skills about FLV downloading, editing, converting, and uploading online. Have a try, and you will be an FLV expert.