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tudoan [Avatar]
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I have some flv files and I want to burn them to standard DVD. When I add media to the video library and the project, the program only recognize these FLV files as audio files. There are no motion pictures. What do I need to do to burn these files out to DVD?


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Carl312
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Quote: I have some flv files and I want to burn them to standard DVD. When I add media to the video library and the project, the program only recognize these FLV files as audio files. There are no motion pictures. What do I need to do to burn these files out to DVD?


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FLV are Adobe Flash files. They have to be converted to some other format to edit in Powerdirector.

You might try a file converter program.


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Quote: I have some flv files and I want to burn them to standard DVD. When I add media to the video library and the project, the program only recognize these FLV files as audio files. There are no motion pictures. What do I need to do to burn these files out to DVD?

FLV are Adobe Flash files. They have to be converted to some other format to edit in Powerdirector.

A test FLV file loads in PD 11 here, so apparently not all FLVs require conversion.

FLV is a container. The stats for the file that succeeds here...
Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 320x240 29.97fps 408kbps [Video]
Audio: AAC 44100Hz stereo 40kbps [Audio]



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I think in PD12 is when flv entered the fray. Only input, no output. HP Envy Phoenix/4thGen i7-4770(4@3.4GHz~turbo>3.9)/Nvidia GTX 960(4GB)/16GB DDR3/7,200rpm/w10x64---
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Quote: I think in PD12 is when flv entered the fray. Only input, no output.

PD 9, PD 11 and PD 12 will not import a FLV file.

It may be if you change the extension, I have not tried that.
Converting FLV to MP4 or WMV works.

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FLV is listed on the PD12 spec sheet. I do not think it was there for V11. HP Envy Phoenix/4thGen i7-4770(4@3.4GHz~turbo>3.9)/Nvidia GTX 960(4GB)/16GB DDR3/7,200rpm/w10x64---
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Just my 2 cents worth.

I "can" definitely import and edit "some" FLV files in PD12.

Some import fine, some don't, and some only import the video portion without any audio being present.
So, it's always been a bit of hit and miss for me, when trying to import and work with FLV files.

As BarryTheCrab alluded to, "outputting" to FLV, is... well... another kettle of crabs, as there is no FLV output option in PD12.
Thus, converting an FLV file to a supported PowerDirector output format, prior to introducing the file into PD12, has seemed (for me at least), to be the most practical way to go.
A quick Google search will reveal that there are many free (Pazera for one), and other more advanced "commercial" FLV converters out there, that can convert a Flash file to a format that PD12 will be more apt to better deal with.

Just “my” experience with FLVs.
More astute members than I, may have differing experiences, perspectives, and insights to impart.

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I agree, FLV files are not all compatible, just like all the trouble with MP3 in the past.
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If you need to work with FLV files you're best off converting them first to something like MP4 or WMV.

If it helps, I use Real Player's batch converter for the job but anything else which can handle conversions will probably be just as good.

Keep in mind that a lot of compression is already applied to FLV (its used mainly for streaming/cd-rom) work so full screen video quality won't always be stupendous. It's part of the old shockwave video family (if you can remember that far back to the mid 90s).

In my experience, approximately 1 in 30 FLV's fail to convert because of some oddity in the file (codec issues and what not).

Mileage may vary.
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