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FLV is the Adobe® Flash® video file extension. Even those who are not fans of Adobe® Flash® admit that FLV is extremely prevalent on the web, making up around three-quarters or more of the available video hosted on the Internet. In addition, the FLV file format has been widely used on some very popular sites, and many people have a collection of FLV video. Even in the wake of website changes following the release of the Apple® iPad®, which does not process Flash®, there are still many examples of FLV on line. DVD-Video (Digital VideoDisc or Digital Versatile Disc) is a movie format using MPEG-2 compression that plays on DVD players in computers and connected to televisions, which is why people often want to convert FLV to DVD, by which they mean DVD-Video.
The first thing you need to convert FLV to DVD is a converter that is either specifically made for those two particular file formats, or includes them among the file formats it can import for FLV, and export for DVD-Video. There are commercial and free converters available. Moyea Softwaret® offers FLV to Video Converter® for Windows and for Mac. Once you have the converter, the process to convert FLV to DVD takes only a few simple steps.
Begin by launching the conversion software. Load a new DVD for burning when prompted. Adding the FLV file or files that you wish to convert will usually be accomplished by either using an ‘Add’ feature which allows you to browse to their location on your hard drive or by dragging and dropping them onto the converter interface. Once you have the FLV files open in the converter, you can often do some editing functions. For example, you may be able to trim the play duration or crop the video, add logos, text, images, or a watermark.
Settings for output when you convert FLV to DVD may include a choice between the NTSC standard, widely used in North America and Japan, and the PAL/SECAM standard, primarily used in Europe and the rest of the world. You may also have a choice between a 16:9 screen ration for widescreen TV and a 4:3 screen ration for standard television. You may also have choices concerning the segues between videos. Other settings may be offered for video codec, size, bitrate and frame rate and audio codec sample rate, bitrate, and channels. The final step is likely to be ‘Convert.’