Can anyone recommend a free flv to avi converter? There is a lot of free software out there so I have choices but can anyone recommend one that is free of trojans, viruses, malware, etc.? I've already got the DivX codec and converter but the DivX converter will not do flv.
I was not aware of ffmpeg. Looks like just the thing I want. Mostly I've been using DivX although for editing I use VirtualDub. Usually I'm just recoding videos from my camera and running them them through DivX gives me a substantial saving in space with no discernable loss in quality.
You shouldn't need it for ffmpeg. Try to transcode your videos into some more compressed stream, such as mpeg4, mkv, etc. It has a zillion options, and learning to use it effectively will take some time, but basic stuff is quite simple. BTW, the avi format is just a wrapper for other stuff, such as mpeg4, etc.