Last week, my friend Rick popped into Google Chat with a question.
Rick: Do you have a moment Clif ?
Rick: Perhaps you can help … I have on my external hard drive, a movie that is in FLV format.
Rick: I am looking for a freeware that can transfer it to a DVD, so that I can play in player. Any ideas on a program?
me: No, not really. I rarely burn DVDs. I’d probably Google for ideas. “how to burn FLV to DVD”
Rick: LOL, for once you can’t help me. That is ok.
me: Thanks for asking. Let me know how it turns out.
A few days later, Rick wrote me an email.
Hello Clif, Well I thought I’d take a moment to tell you how I made out. After using Google, installing and uninstalling several programs (all free of course), I was about to give up when a friend stopped over and said … try “Total Video2DVD” . It worked out fantastic. It was as easy as a drag and drop. It does have a small water mark on screen unless you register, Price $35.95. But I’m able to deal with the small on-screen water mark.
Happy Holidays, Rick Campbell
I normally don’t post shareware, but it sounds like the free version is usable. Below is a snapshot of the user interface of Total Video2DVD, and a brief description.
Total Video2Dvd (Old name E.M. AVI to DVD) is an easy-to-use disc authoring and burning software which includes a powerful video converter engine for DVD that lets you do more with your standard or High-Definition digital media. It creates standard DVD discs with studio-quality personalized menus.
In case you’re curious, there’s also a video showing how it works.
What free software do you need? Let me know and I’ll give you a recommendation.