- How to make nice videos with a free FLV media editor?
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- FLV videos are more and more popular these days. It needs no hi-tech skills to upload your own stuff to the website and share with other people. This article is to show you a new way to make your video contents more interesting with a free FLV media editor, FLV Editor Lite.
You can download your favorite FLV videos from YouTube, MySpace, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Fox, NBC, BlogTV, etc. with the free YouTube FLV Downloader, and edit with this free FLV media editor. You can trim FLV/F4V/MP3, cut FLV/F4V/MP3, merge FLV/F4V/MP3, rip video and audio, replace audio, add metadata and cue point, and what’s more, you can convert MP3 to FLV and extract MP3 from FLV (as long as the original FLV audio codec is MP3). After the editing, you can export FLV, SWF, and HTML for uploading to your website and blog. Download and install the program and you can follow the guides below.
1. Import FLV.
You can import FLV files with buttons red-marked in picture below. You can import up to 5 files with Lite version. For Ultimate version, you can import as many as you like and there are more powerful functions. All files imported will be placed in Resource List. You can double click to play. To edit them you can drag the file to Timeline.
2. To edit clips on Timeline you can get the help of buttons on Timeline Toolbar, short-cut keys, and right-click menu on Timeline.
Edit with buttons on Timeline Toolbar.
To rip FLV video and audio, you can select the clip and click Unlink button.
To join FLV video and audio, you can select the video and audio with the help of Ctrl button on keyboard and click Join button. And then you can move them together.
To trim the length of an FLV, MP3 or F4V clip on Timeline, you can drag the edge of the clip.
To cut FLV, you can select the unwanted clip and click “X” button.
To undo or resume your previous setting, you can click Undo and Redo button.
No matter how many clips you have placed on Timeline, they will be exported as a single file. So you can merge FLV.
You can also add metadata and cue point to the video.
Edit with right-click menu on Timeline.
Other than the selections you can choose on Timeline Toolbar, you can also insert a clip directly to Timeline.
If there are many blank spaces among clips on Timeline, you can right click on the blank and select Trim Blank. The clips will be attached tightly with each other.
You can also rename a clip on timeline for easier recognizing.
Edit with short-cut keys.
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.
3. Export. While export file, you have several selections. You can export FLV to Media Library of YouTube FLV Downloader, and also FLV to Video Converter Pro 2. You can convert the edited FLV to other popular formats for your portable devices like iPod, iPhone, PSP, Xbox, Pocket PC, Zune, etc.
Of course, you can export SWF with glamorous player skins, preloaders, and special effects. Thus you can upload them online to show it on your website or blog.
With this Lite version, you have only 3 choices in each section of the three. And there is Moyea logo and link of the Player skin. If you choose Ultimate version, there will be no limitations and there will be more options in each section.
After the selection, you can check to generate HTML file to embed the FLV directly in HTML.
Clicking Start, the transformation will be finished in seconds. And then you can upload the generated FLV, SWF, JPEG (thumbnail), and HTML files to the same folder of your server. And then you can stream the FLV online. You can also embed the video to your blog with the codes of the HTML file. It’s very easy.
You can make wonderful FLV files without a penny and you will be in love with editing the FLV files with this free FLV media editor.