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User currently offlineEbs757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 758 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3643 times:

Well they downgraded there videos to flash because of people uploading them on other sites. The quality has diminished extremely...take this video for instance- http://www.flightlevel350.com/Aircra...hansa_Aviation_Video-8278.html?s=y

What do you guy's think?


Viva la Vida
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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3626 times:

Quoting Ebs757 (Thread starter):
What do you guy's think?

Flash movies are just as easy to download, just convert the .flv to Quicktime with iSquint. No problem ... if you have a Mac.



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User currently offlineEbs757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 758 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3609 times:

Yah, but the quality is really poor now.. I have pc but Firefox with the add on to download flv's.


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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3597 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
Flash movies are just as easy to download, just convert the .flv to Quicktime with iSquint. No problem ... if you have a Mac.

You can do that with a PC too. Just save the .flv from the browser cache, than convert it to Windows Media, Quicktime, Real, etc. with an associated converter, like Xilisoft.


User currently offlineEbs757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 758 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3584 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 3):

You can do that with a PC too. Just save the .flv from the browser cache, than convert it to Windows Media, Quicktime, Real, etc. with an associated converter, like Xilisoft.

I have a converter called SUPER, its free and does a lot more than a lot of similar programs that you pay 20-30 USD for. Also, will quality suffer ?



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User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

I love that website. I go there everyday and even have a video on there.

PIA777



GO CUBS!!
User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3537 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
Flash movies are just as easy to download, just convert the .flv to Quicktime with iSquint. No problem ... if you have a Mac.

And it isn't on an sd card since the expensive notebook mac I looked at in LAS didn't have a slot.
 boggled  Of course, since I'm off tomorrow I could save all that trouble of downloading and saving and just go jumpseat a flight longer than 90 minutes and take my own damn video!  sly 


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3524 times:

I just went there and it asked me if I want the vids either in flash or Mediaplayer format. I just chose Mediaplayer format and all is good. Big grin

If in doubt, open a vid and click on "Settings" to change your configuration.


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3514 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
Flash movies are just as easy to download, just convert the .flv to Quicktime with iSquint. No problem ... if you have a Mac.

Other option on the Mac, allow the vid to load in quicktime as it does by default, and when it finishes, you can just Save the video on ur compu, as normal. FILE, SAVE AS..



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3446 times:

There is a way around everything one just has to try  Smile
It was better earlier though.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3440 times:

Quoting RJdxer (Reply 6):
And it isn't on an sd card since the expensive notebook mac I looked at in LAS didn't have a slot.

Huh?

Quoting Captaink (Reply 8):
Other option on the Mac, allow the vid to load in quicktime as it does by default, and when it finishes, you can just Save the video on ur compu, as normal. FILE, SAVE AS..

This only works if you have Flip4Mac installed, as it converts the WMV files to Quicktime. As I understand it, the site no longer allows direct downloading of the files, and you have to play a few tricks with it. I don't know if the PC side of things has as simple a way of saving the higher quality files any longer, like the Mac side does.

There is admittedly some difference in quality. When I saved the .flv file from the link provided in the opening post, it was 26.7MB in size. When I saved the WMV file as Quicktime, it was 63.7MB.



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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3435 times:

I dont get what your on about, its still good quality for me. Right click and go to quality and change it to high. I prefer them in flash because then i can watch them with Firebox, unlike before.

Rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3431 times:

Quoting RJdxer (Reply 6):
And it isn't on an sd card since the expensive notebook mac I looked at in LAS didn't have a slot.

USB card readers are a pittance these days, buy one - theres no reason my laptop should have card readers built in, espoecially as new card formats seem to appear on the market every year.


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3395 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 10):
This only works if you have Flip4Mac installed, as it converts the WMV files to Quicktime. As I understand it, the site no longer allows direct downloading of the files, and you have to play a few tricks with it.

Well yeah, I do have Flip4Mac installed so this is the way I do it. Flip4mac isn't avaibale anymore?



There is something special about planes....
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

Quoting Captaink (Reply 13):
Flip4mac isn't avaibale anymore?

I don't believe on the PC.  Wink



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User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3356 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 14):
I don't believe on the PC.

Guess what... Forget all the crap I said. Cause as of this morning it is all different. Up till yesterday I was downloading vids. Just went to flightlevel and the vids are loading as Flash in Safari. G'dammit..



There is something special about planes....
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3350 times:

Quoting Captaink (Reply 15):
Just went to flightlevel and the vids are loading as Flash in Safari. G'dammit..

Below the video you'll see, "Don't like Flash Player? Switch to Windows Media Player". Just click on that once, and it becomes your default.



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User currently offlineHighflyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3283 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 16):
Below the video you'll see, "Don't like Flash Player? Switch to Windows Media Player". Just click on that once, and it becomes your default.

yup. my quality is fine, and its in Windows mediaplayer...i go to that site everyday to see the newest ones posted...ive seen almost evryone on that site! lol



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