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Giveaway of the day — Plato Video to FLV Converter

Plato Video to FLV Converter: convert almost all kinds of video files to Youtube FLV.
$25 EXPIRED
User rating: 148 46 comments

Plato Video to FLV Converter was available as a giveaway on January 9, 2008!

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Video to FLV Converter is a great software useful for anyone interested in latest Internet developments, such as popular online video sites (YouTube, for example). It enables you to convert almost all types of video files to Youtube FLV video. With Plato Video to FLV converter, you can avoid lots of conversion problems and get perfect and professional flv files without losing quality. Simple settings, high conversion speed, and friendly interface - all in Plato video to FLV Converter.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/2003/VISTA, 700+ Mhz CPU, 128MB RAM

Publisher:

Plato Software Inc

Homepage:

http://www.dvdtompegx.com/html/videotoflv.html

File Size:

4.02 MB

Price:

$25

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#46

I tried to use the prog. but it didn`t work. So I delete it from the machine (winxp)

Reply   |   Comment by suntsu  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

I downloaded installed and registered as required by giveawayoftheday. When I tried to use it, I was told it was the trial version and did only a partail conversion.

Reply   |   Comment by Glen Johnson  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

I don't get it. It says "We are sorry, but the giveaway period has already expired for this software. Free installation of this software is not possible. However, you can still purchase this software from the manufacturer and/or check out our website giveawayoftheday.com for new giveaway titles." I was looking forward to trying this program so it's a real bummer that it is not working.

Reply   |   Comment by karaokeman  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

The error is this.
The DEFAULT output for some strange reason is to D drive,
That will mostly be the CD.
Change the default output to another location and all should be cool.
Very flaky software.
Sorry Plato

Reply   |   Comment by rod  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Those of you looking for a converter from YouTube FLV to any other media might want to check-out the program that was available November 22, Wondershare Youtube Downloader. I have been using it, and it can convert YouTube video to any other format, and download multiple videos at one time.

If you missed it on the 22nd, they have a trial version on their website:

http://www.dvd-ripper-copy.com/youtube-downloader.html

Reply   |   Comment by Geo1rckhnd  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

how about an flv to flv proggy? jk...

Reply   |   Comment by Damian  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

I don't know WTF is wrong with http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

I have not had as much trouble starting a download in 13 years of internet usage, or 20 years of internet usage and running a BBS.

There is something very wrong with a site that not only gives you this much trouble to download, but actually has a detailed help page explaining all the different settings you need to set on your browser, and what you need to clear, in order to download that.

As I said, something very strange and wrong there, and I wouldn't let that POS touch my computer now if you paid me.

Reply   |   Comment by IZ  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Plato Video Converter has encountered an error and needs to close. Sorry for the inconvenience.

whats gives!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Dug  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

If you need to convert flv to a different type of video format, use KMPlayer and use the capture function it has. Retains exact, sometimes better, quality and saves it as a certain compression of your choice (, AVI, ASF, MP4, MOV, PSP, 3GP, MPEG-1/2 (All types), MKV and OGM.) Also does sound with MP3, OGG, AAC (Raw and Encoded), Mp4 and WMA.

Their site is at... http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/index.php

Their download is at http://www.download.com/The-KMPlayer/3000-2139_4-10659940.html?tag=lst-0-1

Reply   |   Comment by fmwyso  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

mmhh.. I tried it and it's OK but I found a new one which is much simpler and suitable for use for my daughter : ConvertHQ.
She can download avi and convert them easily for here PSP and iPod video.

Reply   |   Comment by umberto21  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

Good riddence and I hope you BEG for your next upgrade...

Reply   |   Comment by Art Conrad  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

GAOTD has resorted to re-release junk. i give up, I'd rather pay for great software than to continue to download this junk they find under rocks of the net. Its not been real fun, but thanks for the chance to use your site. thx.. buh-bye

Reply   |   Comment by Rasta  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

After installation, you will find a file:
C:\Program Files\Plato Video To FLV Converter\setting\FLV.xml

You can edit that file to change the settings:


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Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

@#29 If you need a flv-2-dvd converter, you should check out the free DVD Flick :-) http://www.dvdflick.net

Reply   |   Comment by jn  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

re post #21 to #16's:
=====================

**YES you can upload ANY video format (even flash) for YouTube,
depending on length and size...

..however, the 'quality' of the 'flash to flash' conversion
will be a tad off I have noticed...

Reply   |   Comment by Art Conrad  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Whoops sorry for the typos earlier, can't edit!

Reply   |   Comment by melanie  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

Is Plato still a active company? They don't have any kind of support, email links are obsolute and and the ones that do bounces. I've got their Plato DVD Copy and cannot get a response out of them. I'm avoiding any of their stuff. Anyone have a different experience?

Reply   |   Comment by melanie  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

I can only praise Plato software, I installed Plato DVD Copy program some weeks ago and it has performed perfectly, enabling me to make perfect copies of my collection of DVD's. Keep up the good work, both Plato and GAOTD. Many thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Tall53  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

What makes converters FROM FLV to DVD or other formats so rare and expensive? Why doesn't Plato include that capacity in this converter? It must require a much more complex engine.

Reply   |   Comment by ken 92111  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

I installed this on Windows Vista with no difficulty. I did an experiment in converting WMV files to FLV, using both Plato and SUPER (which is mentioned in #8). The average files from SUPER were 43% smaller than Plato's. On the other hand, Plato's conversion gave sharper images and fewer artifacts. In one of the conversions, the Plato video was totally out of sync with the audio.

Reply   |   Comment by mjdemontigny  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

I was trying to convert some .mov files to .flv the other day because my vlc media player doesn't seem to display .mov files very well--sometimes OK, sometimes blank screen. Just mentioned this since many seem to find the concept of converting to .flv of no value.

Reply   |   Comment by Luther  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

While YouTube can serve the same purpose the upload can be extremely long and use bandwidth I need for other applications. So I'm happy to have a converter on my computer instead of over the internet. Hopefully, it won't take as long as YouTube either.

Reply   |   Comment by Jonathan  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Who would ever want to use a Plato product. I installed the Plato DVD Copy program some weeks ago during the free offer, and after a melt down of my Windows system, I could not reinstall it back. Have not had any problems with the GOTD program ABF Outlook Express backup program. Just as long as you save the registration key.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

This program is much easier to use than the opensource converters I have tried. It did a great job with the MPG to FLV conversions. And it was really fast which was great!

I also tried converting WMV files to FLV and the program did so, but in the resulting FLVs the audio was out of sync with the video. Also during the WMV conversions the CPU was consistently maxed out jumping from around 95% to 100%. I used the default settings but perhaps that wasn't right?

All-in-all I like this program. I just wish the WMV conversions worked better.

An FLV editor would be great though...

Reply   |   Comment by lilyrose  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

Hello all! Today's 15-Minute Review is up! Check it out!

http://www.bladedthoth.com/reviews/15mrs/plato-video-to-flv-converter-v4-78/

Reply   |   Comment by BladedThoth  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

I've installed and uninstalled, because it didn't support review mode. So I can't trim my video correctly!

Reply   |   Comment by Nguyen  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

#16, Wrong. YouTube actually does accept .flv files. It has some of mine anyways. My concern is if next YouTube converts the .flv to another .flv based on their own settings. If so the publishers of Plato Video to FLV Converter are utterly ridiculous for even mentioning YouTube.

Reply   |   Comment by Moizelle  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

Anyone who has studied compression for UTube knows that the site is strange to post to so if this does as it says " Give professional results" UTube converts already compressed files made with Flash Video Converter. I'll give it a TRY, ThanX GOATD.

Reply   |   Comment by MichaelBee  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

#18:

I still thank GAOTD for the days of Moyea giveaways here...I think they are great quality products.

Another free site to convert video to FLV:

http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/products/dvd/Free-Video-to-Flash-Converter.htm

Lots of other converters for most instances as well...

Reply   |   Comment by zhuk  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Who would really want to convert to flv? Its useless.

If you want the opposite program go for Moyea FLV to Video Converter. The trial converts the full video however it leaves a slight watermark. Not a real problem though.

Reply   |   Comment by Protoman FZ  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

actually, this is exactly the sort of program many people need. not everyone uploads to YouTube or other video hosting sites. i use .flv exclusively on a number of blogs/site i either own or manage. right now, i mostly use Adobe Flash Encoder, but i do have Super and i also use zamzar.com. what would be great is an .flv editing program as someone else mentioned.

Reply   |   Comment by Tari Akpodiete  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

They've marketed this product badly. If you want to place video on your website, then flv is the way to go.

Most pro users would use On2 products, but Riva has a good tried and trusted free flv converter.

Confusing everyone by dropping YouTube in the description is misleading as YT don't even accept flv format. That's what they convert it to themselves.

I will download it and check out the conversion quality, but I'm not holding my breath.

Reply   |   Comment by Camcorderkid  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

Actually, you don't need to download any software to capture youtube video to computer, there are many free online converter can do that job, I found a step-by-step guide about how to use vixy.net to download youtube video for free, so share it here.
http://www.top5soft.com/tutorial/how-to-get-youtube-video-on-ipod-psp.html

Reply   |   Comment by holodid  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

If you want to upload high quality videos, YouTube specifically recommends that you upload in Divx / Xvid, so honestly, it would be rather stupid to convert it to flv!
http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?answer=55745&topic=10526

@#8 - Yes, the free Super converts video to a lot of formats including to Flv. However, I had problems with the Timeline feature in Build 22 and 23; so if you intend to use that feature, you should download the no. 21 build.
http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_encoders/super.cfm/v2007_build_21

Reply   |   Comment by jn  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

I guess the claim is this program converts files sent to YouTube better as YouTube itself. And that YouTube accepts send flv's as is. If true that could be a possible good feature but somehow I dare doubt it.

Reply   |   Comment by Moizelle  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

I have interest in online video website but this application really make me dispointed.
I need a command line version, so that I needn't have to convert the video by myself,
and I need something can generate flv player like youtube flash video player. Have a look at this video to flash video encoder, it can do these things, but pity (it is not free) and is not command line version, either.

I think this application needs further improvement.

Reply   |   Comment by flendor  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

-No Drag&Drop
-There's an error in the interface: there's something weird behind the "start" button.
-Profiles are wrong: YouTube videos use 320x240 344kbps - mono/64kbps (max)
-Supports FLV1 only which is an obsolete codec and thus you get bigger files with poorer quality.
-Support for MP3 audio only.
-Audio doesn't play in the preview for some reason.
-The help file is for a different product. (I guess it's supposed to advertise other software from the same company)

Basically, it does what it says but I don't understand why they use youtube's name other than for publicity purposes.
No one should encode to FLV unless strictly necessary. DivX, Xvid and H.264 achieve much better quality.
Anyway, there's free alternatives that in my opinion are better and support multiple output formats:
Avidemux
http://www.avidemux.org/
Super:
http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html
Media Coder:
http://mediacoder.sourceforge.net/

Reply   |   Comment by Larry  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

...should also add that Youtube 'automatically' converts any-type file TO flash for account sends/uploads, as ALL videos on Youtube 'are' in the .flv format

AGREED that we truly need a .flv editing program someday!

Reply   |   Comment by Art Conrad  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

Just some feedback for plato... I think there is more desire to convert FROM FLV to other formats... Thanks GAOTD but have no need and going to pass

Reply   |   Comment by Terrapinbob  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

Yeah, there are many software there can do it, I just use aimersoft video converter, it can convert video to flv and also can convert back to other formats
http://www.aimersoft.com/video-converter.html
And as I know some free video converter like SUPER Videora may also can do this job
http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html
http://www.videora.com/
But still thank you

Reply   |   Comment by alanking  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

This works very good with videos I made with my small Sony camera. It is nice I have a wide choice of video qualities. But photos with 40 seconds sound I made with my Sony DSC-F828 yield only a still picture and one second sound.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

NO !!!!!!!!!

but thanks anyway.

I tried this the last time it was offered and it isn't very good at doing what it does.

Reply   |   Comment by Vilulf  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

Nice. This could be useful in making the most of youtubes crappy online conversion process.

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

I had a quick look at the program and I was disappointed to find it couldn't convert FLV back to any other type of video.

Reply   |   Comment by Hadeda  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

Looks good - but Youtube accepts 'any' type-file video for all uploads

Reply   |   Comment by Art Conrad  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

Why would one need to convert to flv when what I need is to convert from flv to other formats. This flv format is just a head ache and one would love if the world would convert videos to a format that would play on the TV.

Reply   |   Comment by vin  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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