How do you tell what format a streaming video

June 10, 2009 at 05:54:58
Specs: Windows XP
Hi I have managed to download a streaming video,using Sothink. but the format is not recognized. which makes it impossible to convert. How do I tell what format the streaming video is ?. and can you suggest any programs that will recognize the format.

Here is the link to the web page with the vid, that I downloaded, if this helps . Thanks x:o)

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June 10, 2009 at 06:48:27
The online streaming video you saved is flash and the format is flv.

flv players linked below:

flv converters to convert to avi mpeg... to play with windows media player linked below:

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June 10, 2009 at 07:19:35
Hi thank you for your reply, The format isnt a valid flv format , and changing the file name deesnt help. I am enclosing a screenshot, of what the file looks like after its downloaded. Any advice would really be appreciated. Thankx

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June 10, 2009 at 07:25:05
Sorry that screen shot is too blurry to see clearly.

I'll download the file and have a look.

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June 10, 2009 at 07:39:55
Looking at my temporary internet files it appears to be downloading as swf.

The "Pazera Free FLV to AVI Converter" appears to convert swf / flv files. The user reviews are good although they converted flv files.

I'm going to wait for the complete download to give this a whirl... I'm curious now.

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June 10, 2009 at 07:54:09
Ahh thanx for your curiosity,:o) I tried to do a screenshot of this half a dozen times, perhaps if I zoom in, then save the screen shot . ??

update I downloaded, The Pazera program, but this cannot see or recognize the video file, It wont play in Real player, WMP. sothink flv player. etc. And I cannot find it to convert it in any of the flv conversion program that I have, even though it is in the My Videos section :o)

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June 10, 2009 at 08:52:24
I tried grabbing the file with Orbit and it couldn't do the job.

I let it stream through then went to the internet cache file to copy it over from there and it was gone.

What size is the file you have saved? It should at least be a few MB in size judging by the length of time it streams.

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June 10, 2009 at 08:54:40
You can try download VLC player it will play most formats you can here it here

there is one program i use and its free to convert files from flv to avi, mpeg, but the name escapes me for now until i get home, i use it to DL vids from youtube and then convert to avi.

will post back with name and link when i get home..

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