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How do I convert .FLY files to .AVI, to see them on the GoGear?

I've downloaded a number of videos successful into the .FLV format, but the ArcSoft Media Converter that came with the GoGear isn't working anymore (says I don't have the .FLY codec (and I don't know how to get it).

The videos currently working on my GoGear are in .AVI format. Is there another way to convert the .FLV format to .AVI? I tried doing it thru Rhapsody, but that just converted them to .WMA (which only gives me the audio, when I play the file on the GoGear).

Thanks for the help!

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  • johart_2003 Jan 23, 2009

    Thanks, but I don't see how to convert from FLV TO AVI, only the other way around.

    I've downloaded the Rive FLV Encoder. What do I do next?

    Thank you.

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All right, the following section will show you the best way to help you with the conversion.
Download:
1. Download, install and launch Video Download Studio from http://www.downloadvideos-convert.com/download-videos-music.
2. Click” add URL” button to paste the URL of the video you want to
download. ( or you can play the video on dailymotion and click “auto capture”, Video Download Studio will automatically capture and download the video for you.)
3. Download details will showed on the working window.
Convert:
1. Click” convert” button on the top, you will switch to convert interface.
2. Click ”add” button to load your videos to Video Download Studio
3. Click” profile” drop-down list to select MP3 format.
4. Click” convert” button on the bottom, you will get MP3 format video in seconds.
As you can see, these simplest steps enable you to convert video. Join in and do it yourself, you will get a lot of fun.get it from http://www.downloadvideos-convert.com/download-videos-music

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Use a free program called Riva FLVEncoder to convert the FLV to AVI - it's ostensible use is to convert AVI to fLV, but it will do the opposite as well. Very neat!

-Tha Mp3 doctor

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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    Corey Knoettgen Mar 23, 2009

    Ostensibly, the purpose of Riva FLV Encoder is to convert a file type to FLV, but it actually works in reverse. Make sure your input or source file is properly named, and then manually change the extension of the output file to .AVI instead of .FLV.

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