Downloading Videos From Youtube

  paul1975 15:20 21 Dec 2006

Right im downloading a load of dance music vids from youtube using

But when i put them on my hard drive...Windows does not know what file type it is.

So the question is...what do i need to convert it into so i can burn them to DVD and watch them?


  tullie 15:27 21 Dec 2006

What file type are they?

  theDarkness 15:30 21 Dec 2006

its easy enough to play them on your pc, after downloading the video, simply name the file to what you want and make sure to add the ".flv" extention to the end of the file, (eg. "pepsicommercial.flv")

and download a free FLV player to play the file (click on installer):
click here

not sure on converting flv files to dvd format to run the videos on a normal dvd player, most that can do this job require you to pay (eg Xilisoft FLV Converter).

  paul1975 15:40 21 Dec 2006

The Darkness thanks for the help but Xilisoft only converts avi or mp3 into flv fromat.

Im looking for flv to avi

  theDarkness 15:48 21 Dec 2006

oops yeah seems odd that most of those progs can convert from dvd to flv cant do the reverse

  theDarkness 15:51 21 Dec 2006

riva flv encoder can do the conversion to avi
which is free

click here

more info here!
click here

  paul1975 16:03 21 Dec 2006

Thanks Darkness. Will give it a go

  yorgie 19:54 19 Mar 2007

here paul i know its a bit late but if you have not got anything sorted try this

click here

  Jakey boy 08:47 21 Mar 2007

Yorgie has pointed you to the best option. It's free to download and use, and does just what you wanted!!

  Stuartli 20:19 26 Mar 2007

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