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ffmpeg can convert some flash movies. I found that it did not work for all, but works for most.
ffmpeg is a command line tool. To use it, open a terminal and cd to the directory where you have your video file. For example, lets say you have a vido in flv format in your Videos sub-directory in your home directory called "myvideo.flv". To convert it to mpeg open a terminal and enter these commands:
ffmpeg -i myvideo.flv myvideo.mpg
ffmpeg has many options for changing the encoding and doing all sorts of operations like scaling, cutting and so on. For example, to encode using the mpeg4 codec in an AVI container:
ffmpeg -i myvideo.flv -f avi -vcodec mpeg4 myvideo.avi
I'm not sure if Debian can use apt-get to install new packages (they probably can, since Ubuntu are Debian based and they work this way), if so, then execute:
sudo apt-get install winff
it's a GUI frontend for video transcoding.
I see winff in the debian repository but it doesn't do me much good since my video server is headless. I was looking for a way to recode them while on the server. I use a windows machine to transcode them now.
In easy questions (which is well answered by moderators & senior members) why everyone tries to give the answer and OP does not reply second time?
I think issue had been solved till post #3
Even there was no need to put this comment too but I couldn't stop myself to write.
If moderators doesn't find it suitable, please remove it.