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Create progressive-downloading Flash videos
Authored by: bluehz on Oct 02, '06 08:16:49PM

OK - maybe its just me, but I find some issues with this hint - mainly - I have spent hours trying to work through it and I get nothing.

First - there doesn't seem to be any method the avg person can compile and/or install a version of mencoder that supports the options above.

Ok - that give - we try to use ffmpegx for lower quality.

Now we have our flv - and attempt to use flvtool2 - unfortunately the downloaded flvtool2 is a .exe file. I attempted to enable execution (chmod..) thinking heck it might just be a mislabled binary...nope appears its a windows binary. All my attempts to run flvtool2 in Tiger have failed.

Anyone else seeing this sort of massive HINT failure???



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Create progressive-downloading Flash videos
Authored by: mcamou on Oct 03, '06 05:44:01AM

Did you select the .zip or the .tgz download? I went to the flvtool2 page and hit the Download link. I selected the .tgz option. It contains a binary called "setup.rb" and in the bin directory there's a shell script called "flvtool2" which calls on a set of Ruby files. No .exe or anything similar.



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Create progressive-downloading Flash videos
Authored by: bluehz on Oct 04, '06 06:09:16AM
Thx for the advice that seems to have worked. Although you first need to run Setup.rb like such:
sudo ruby setup.rb
To actually install the needed components. The flvtool2 file included in the bin directory is nothing but a pointer. After running setup.rb everything seems to be installed and working now

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Create progressive-downloading Flash videos
Authored by: mesa on Oct 03, '06 07:59:59AM

If you download the tar file instead of the zip file you will get a Unix script that you can use.



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