I tried this earlier and it worked O K, I just need to get the code parameters to loop the show:
1:In a konsole, cd to directory where you saved the 720x480 flash video (we'll call it test1.flv)
2: ffmpeg -i test1.flv -s 320x240 -ar 22050(or use 44100) test2.flv >Enter
After ffmpeg runs you will have a 320x240 copy of test1.flv movie.
It's kind of a work around but will do for now. ffmpeg will will convert large mpg or avi movies to swf or flv. I never tried tried to use it for flv to flv before now.
Hope this helps. Thanks for everyone's help and input. Now if I can figure out the sound proc error in videoporama, I'll try it out. Any takers??