- How to make your own DVD with all your favorite clips from YouTube?
No matter you are an online video fan or not, you will never deny interesting videos on YouTube or other video sharing sites. Actually I’m indeed a YouTube fan. And I have tons of nice Flash videos downloaded from YouTube, but the trouble is that there are too many clips taking up my hardware, and sometimes I have to delete some of them, which really hearts my heart. Finally I find a good way to solve this, that is, to sort the clips in group, join them together, convert, and burn them to DVD, so that I can watch them with my DVD player without thinking whether it’ll take up my hardware space.
Tools in need: YouTube FLV Downloader (FREE); FLV Editor Lite Beta (FREE); FLV to Video Converter Pro (Free trial); and DVD Styler (FREE).
Well it seems to be complicated with so many tools, but try it once, you will find it nothing but some clicks.
Now let’s see what the programs help.
YouTube FLV Downloader helps download videos from YouTube, Fox, NBC, ABC, eSnips, blogTV, Dailymotion, Metacafe, etc.
FLV Editor Lite Beta helps edit the downloaded files and merge the files into one.
FLV to Video Converter Pro helps convert the edited FLV to MPEG format for the DVD burner.
DVD Styler helps burn the converted file to your DVD disk for free.
Actually, you can take the first three programs as a single one, since they have very good connection with each other. You can transfer among them without difficulty.
First step: Download FLV, edit FLV, and convert FLV.
You can follow the video tutorial here.
If the video does not show, you can follow the steps below:
- Launch the downloader, go to the Capture section, and enable the Capture function. While enabled, you can see the icon shows as follows.
- Switch to the webpage where your favorite video is playing in your browser, IE, Firefox, Safari, Maxthon, 360SE, etc. The FLV downloader will capture the FLV URL automatically.
- Back to the program and you will find the URL in list. Highlight the URL and click the Arrow-down button, and you can download the FLV.
- Go to Downloading section, and you can see the process.
- After downloading, you can find the FLV file placed both in History section and Library section.
- You can right click on the file and select play to play it with FLV player, or select edit to launch FLV Editor Lite Beta to edit. Of course, you can launch FLV to Video Converter Pro with the FLV in list directly if you don’t want to merge FLV before conversion.
To edit FLV, you can follow the video tutorial below:
If the video does not show, you can follow the steps here.
- To add FLV files to Resource List, you can click the Import FLV buttons. You can import FLV from your computer, Media Library of YouTube FLV Downloader, or IE Cache. If you select Open FLV options, you can only import single FLV file to Resource List, and the FLV will be placed on Timeline at the same time. Besides, you can also import MP3 audio files for edit and output FLV file.
- On Resource List, you can play the FLV by double clicking on the file name.
- To edit the FLV files, you can drag the right FLV files to Timeline. You can trim FLV, cut FLV, merge FLV, rip FLV video and audio, replace FLV audio, etc.
- To trim FLV, you can drag the cursor on edge of a clip.
- To cut FLV, you can drag the pointer to the right position and click the Scissor button.
- To rip FLV video and audio, you can select the right clip and click the Unlink button. And then you can move them separately. And in this way, you can replace the audio.
- To join FLV video and audio, you can select the video and audio with the help of “Ctrl” on your keyboard, and click the Link button. And then you can move them together.
- No matter how many FLV clips you have placed on the Timeline, they will be exported as a single FLV file. And thus you can merge FLV.
- To export the FLV, you can click Export FLV (to FLV to Video Converter Pro 2). So the converter will be launched with the file in list.
To convert the FLV file, you can follow the animation below.
For detailed guide, please refer to the following steps:
1. To add FLV to the converter, you can click the Add FLV button. Multiple files can be imported and converted at one time.
2. Highlight one file on the list, and you can play and edit it. You can trim, crop, adjust contrast, brightness and volume, and add image and text watermarks to the video.
3. In Settings section, you can set the video and audio parameters like bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, video codec, etc.
4. You can select the output path by clicking the folder button behind Export to… box. In Export format box, you can select MPEG as the output format. Or you can select a type under DVD/VCD/SVCD menu.
5. In Convert section, you can click Start to convert. The conversion will be done in a short time.
Last step, burn the video to your DVD.
1. Launch DVD Styler.
2. In Directories section, you can find the MPG files. Dragging them to the right pane, you can add titles.
3. In Backgrounds section, you can double click on an image to set the background picture. Thus you can make the DVD more personalized.
4. In Buttons section, you can drag your favorite buttons to the background.
5. For more settings, you can click DVD> Options, and Configuration> Settings…
6. After all settings, you can click the Burn…button to burn the videos to your disc.
Now you get a nice DVD collection with all your favorite online videos from YouTube and other video-sharing sites. You can place it any where without thinking that it will take up your hardware. What’s more exciting is you can watch in with your DVD player or lend it to your friends for sharing. I’m so happy with doing this. Do you want a try?