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How do you convert FLV file format to a format that Picasa recognizes (e.g. AVI, MPEG, WMV)?

How do you convert FLV file format to a format that Picasa recognizes (e.g. AVI, MPEG, WMV)?

I use one of the Firefox plugins for embedded video to download content from Youtube and other sites. The program downloads these videos in FLV format, and I have VLC Media Player to play them, which seems to be pretty highly recommended around here.

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Guest [Entry]

"Format Factory can do this without a hitch. It can convert between MP4,3GP,MPG,AVI,WMV,FLV, and SWF. The choice of format is yours, it supports them all!

Format factory is freeware."
Guest [Entry]

"Simply rename the FLV file to AVI like so:

Original file name: example.flv
New file name: example.flv.avi

Picasa will now correctly display the video as well as create a thumbnail for it. I've tried this with Picasa 3.8 in Windows 7 64-bit.
For more information, see my post in the Picasa Google Group"