View Full Version : Changing format of flight videos
12-09-2004, 07:49 AM
I know that flight videos created under Options, Flight Video, are saved as fsr files. Can these saved videos be played back without having FS9 installed ? I have a friend and am trying to "sell" him the idea of how much fun this programme is, and want to send him a video showing one of my saved flights. I have found the directory where my videos are saved but they won't play using things like Winamp or Media Player. I'm sure that ages ago I did a search on Google and found a whole heap of links where fans had made videos and I'm sure I downloaded a couple, but I can't remember exactly how they worked, i.e. whether they played outside FS9 or had to be "installed" and played back through the FS9 video facility. And of course, trying to do a search today, I can't seem to come up with the correct search criteria !!
12-09-2004, 08:30 AM
Welcome to the forum Dave
Im guessing that the files you've found, dont actually store the image, just the position, aircarft data etc and then FS plays it back by putting the aircraft in the right place.
Why not use one of the many professionally made videos out there?
12-09-2004, 08:35 PM
The best FS9 video I have seen so far is on the aerialfoundry.com website. Their clip of a an F-18 can be downloaded from there.
12-11-2004, 08:20 PM
Sorry, but I didn't ask about professional videos - I want to do a video myself and was asking if videos could be played back without having FS9 installed.
Fortunately, on another flight sim site, I found someone who had posted a "home made" video flight that could be downloaded. The "blurb" said it could be played with Winamp, Media Player etc etc. This looked promising and when I played the video it was an example of exactly what I want to do.
It was highlights of his flight from Madeira to Manchester. At the end of the video there was a "credits" page which indicated that he had used not only FS9 (obviously) but also three other programmes in creating his video, namely Active Camera, Fraps & Sony Vegas.
I've downloaded the demo version of Active Camera - which is limited to the area around the default Seattle airfield - unfortunately the manual is not exactly easy to follow.
Fraps is also a free download and that was very easy to use - just start your flight in FS9 and press the hot key and it saves the flight as an AVI file !!
Bingo - just what I was looking for.
12-11-2004, 10:07 PM
I like the 3lndings.zip
7 minutes long, i watched it and open FS straight away
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