In case you wanted to know how I got that Johnny Brady video off of YouTube and then cut it and reuploaded it, here’s the process:
- Use Videodownloader or VideoDL to download it.
- Convert it from an FLV (flash video) to AVI using Riva DLV Encoder.
- Use Windows Movie Maker to cut out what you want from it.
- Upload to YouTube.
1. When saving from the YouTube downloading sites, save the file with the .flv extension, most will want to save them as .html. VLC and a few other players will easily play .flv files but Microsoft Media Player doesn’t like them.
2. Make sure to download the freeware Riva FLV Encoder 2 and not the time crippled Riva Producer. The help files for it are quite unhelpful and it is not obvious you can convert from .flv to something else like avi. This guide here is helpful. The application seems to be a bit precious and has stalled once or twice but it’s free so you’ll have to make do.
3. Windows Movie Maker won’t work on Vista unless your graphics card can work with Aero. If you start Movie Maker and get:
â€œWindows Movie Maker cannot start because your video card does not support the required level of hardware acceleration or hardware acceleration is not availableâ€?
then you need Movie Maker 2.6. Movie Maker 2.6 will work with Vista even without a powerful graphics card. Thank god.
4. YouTube accepts any format really. It does all the converting back to FLV on the server side. Movies need to be under ten minutes long and/or under 100mb in size.
So there ya go