Installation Issue? FLV Export

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Installation Issue? FLV Export

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I'm running OS: 10.4.10 with QT Pro 7.1.6 and have recently installed Perian 1.0.

Not that it should matter, but I also have Flip4Mac WMV 2.1.1.70 installed.

From what I understand (which may be completely wrong), Perian should allow me to play -AND- export FLV files. However, in the QT Pro export options, FLV is not listed as a file type.

I can successfully play FLV files in QT (however, I was able to prior to Perian -- although I can't remember what I installed to enable FLV support)

I'm also using MPEG Streamclip 1.9b3. On the Squared 5 site, it reads: 'For FLV playback and export, you can download and install Perian (http://www.perian.org).' But I don't see any FLV export options?

http://www.squared5.com/svideo/mpeg-streamclip-mac.html

Is there something that I'm completely missing? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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We don't do any type of exporting. However, flash should install an flv exporter.
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Post by harley1387 »

Thanks. Will follow up with the MPEG Streamclip guys.

I have Flash 8 Video Encoder running on an Intel Mac and it's painfully slow and a bit finicky. Was hoping to have another option...
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Post by harley1387 »

FYI -- got clarification from Squared 5:

"I meant "export FLV to other formats", not "export other formats to
FLV" (maybe I have to make a little change to that sentence).
Currently the only way to encode FLV video on a Mac is by using Adobe
Flash Video Encoder plugin for QuickTime (compatible with MPEG
Streamclip 1.9b3) and the plugin is part of Adobe Flash CS3 (http://
http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/). Unfortunately Adobe Flash costs a lot.

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Could you tell them that Perian requires 10.4.7+ too? Their page isn't very clear.

Thanks for following up with them, that makes sense.
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Post by Van Helsing »

I'm having trouble just playing FLV's,

Does it matter what the FLV's are encoded with?

Would it make a difference if it was the Sorenson codec or the On2 VP6 codec?

I used to be able to play FLV's a long time ago, before I even heard of Perian.

But that functionality stopped probably just over half a year ago, and so far Perian has done nothing to help.

I can however, play the audio of a FLV - which makes me think it is a codec problem with the video...possibly
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Tried an flv from youtube?
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The_Tick wrote:Tried an flv from youtube?
Those always work for me…
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Post by Van Helsing »

Perian does not play ALL FLV's it seems
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Post by jvolino »

For the benefit of those who stumble onto this thread, harley1387 above said the only way to encode FLV video on a Mac was to use Adobe's plugin for Quicktime that comes with Flash CS3.

It turns out there is a more economical solution, which I have used successfully: VisualHub, by Techspansion, which is the company that makes the iSquint iPod video conversion software. VisualHub only costs USD 23.32! It works well for making the FLV files I use for home video on my personal website. This form of FLV does have one limit, which is that it doesn't use the latest and greatest On2 VP6 codec used in Flash 8/9, but it's certainly passable.

Also, On2 themselves sell the Flix line of software, which is available in several editions depending on your needs.

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Post by Van Helsing »

It's not encoding thats a problem for me, it's playback in Quicktime Pro.
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Post by Thargok »

Short answer the codec isn't supported by perian directly.

Post a link or upload it somewhere and I will do what I can.
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jvolino wrote:For the benefit of those who stumble onto this thread, harley1387 above said the only way to encode FLV video on a Mac was to use Adobe's plugin for Quicktime that comes with Flash CS3.

It turns out there is a more economical solution, which I have used successfully: VisualHub, by Techspansion, which is the company that makes the iSquint iPod video conversion software. VisualHub only costs USD 23.32! It works well for making the FLV files I use for home video on my personal website. This form of FLV does have one limit, which is that it doesn't use the latest and greatest On2 VP6 codec used in Flash 8/9, but it's certainly passable.

Also, On2 themselves sell the Flix line of software, which is available in several editions depending on your needs.

--Judd
thanks for the info... but I've couple of Qs...
how much does this porogram cost? or there's a chance that it's free :) ?
have you tried it yourself? does itreally that good?
thanks
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