Ok, so, ive talked about a touchpad ive messed with like twice on here, (love the thing<3)
Anyways, it only plays like .mp4 video files, ...plus idk, some HD ones, eh, (.h264 or something,...)
but i have like 28gig of .flv files downloaded mostly from youtube, (Yay Robotech!)
last time i tried to convert some of these, they came out to like 5 times their normal size,
so from 115megs to 570megs,
i really dont have room for 140gig of converted videos,
So is theres a decent and semi-portable sever that i can host the vids on that will stream them in mp4?
and no, VLC wont work, not that im all that great at setting it up, but the touchpad wont open the RTP or whatever address, plus, id like to be able to pick what file i want to watch from the touchpad and not the playlist that i have to setup ahead of time in VLC,yes, im picky and kind of down on VLC,
also, id rather not have to signup for something like Zumocast when i just want to play the files over LAN, >.<
So if anyone knows of such a thing, id appreciate it if youd let me know, ^-^
I'm not sure if this will help you, but depending on when you started your YT video collection, chances are they're already in MP4 format.
Here's a quote from Wikipedia's YouTube page:
In November 2008, 720p HD support was added. At the time of the 720p launch, the YouTube player was changed from a 4:3 aspect ratio to a widescreen 16:9. With this new feature, YouTube began a switchover to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC as its default video compression format.
If this is the case then they wouldn't need converting but just a re-muxing of container format, i.e. flv > mp4.
You can use FFmpeg with a simple batch file containg the following code:
for %%A in ("*.flv") do ffmpeg -i %%A -vcodec copy -acodec copy %%~nA.mp4
Copy/Paste into a file with a .bat extension and place in the same folder as your videos.
The above command might not work with some of the older (Sorenson H.263), in which case you might actually need to convert:
for %%A in ("*.flv") do ffmpeg -i %%A -sameq -acodec copy %%~nA.mp4
This will convert any format .flv to mp4
If your handy with batch scripting you can use the FOR command /F (file-set) with tokens to probe the file using MediaInfo (command line [MediaInfo --Inform=Video;%Format% FileName]) to grab the video format and a conditional (IF) to call a label (:) in the batch with one of the above commands.
Both FFmpeg and MediaInfo have embedded help text
- CLI version
I suspect most, if not all of your videos are already in an mp4 format and won't need converting and will retain the exact same quality as the original and with roughly the same size.
It only takes mere seconds to re-mux a video using FFmpeg.