Top 5 Free FLV to MP4 Converter
Those who have spent much time on the Internet downloading videos will have very likely run into the problem of conflicting file formats. Many videos online are uploaded and viewed in an FLV format, which stands for Flash Video, and that is generally fine for viewing on most computers. However, many devices, such as smartphones, video gaming systems, and all Apple products either have a hard time handling FLV file formats, or they are flat-out incompatible. During times like these, it is handy to have access to a quality video format conversion program to convert your files to the more universal (and higher quality or lower file size) format of an MP4.
Fortunately, what used to be a complex project reserved only for the most tech savvy video buffs has now become much easier with the introduction of numerous free video conversion programs, and this article will introduce you to 5 of the best ones.
Wondershare Video Converter Free (Windows & Mac)
The Wondershare Video Converter program is much more than a simple video conversion program. It includes a DVD burning and video editing program to create custom DVDs and videos. It converts several times faster than most other conversion programs and can convert files into over 150 different formats, including from FLV to MP4.
Broad Format Support
Convert to a vast range of HD and SD video formats: common HD video format like HD TS, HD MPG, HD WMV, HD MP4, HD MKV, etc; popular SD videos like AVI, MP4, MOV, WMV, MKV, MPG, MPEG, H.264 and more.
Export Audio from MTS Video
Extract audio files from AVCHD recordings and save them as MP3, WMA, M4A, WAV, APE, FLAC, AAC, AC3, MKA, OGG, AIFF, RA, RAM, MPA.
Enhance Videos with Rich Edit Functions
Crop the black edge to full screen, trim unwanted part, rotate sideway videos, and merge several videos into a single one, apply some interesting picture or text watermark to make it more unique and stylish.
MPEG Streamclip (Windows/Mac OS)
MPEG Streamclip is a streamlined video conversion program designed for one purpose: to convert video files from one format to another. In addition to converting an FLV formatted files to an MP4, it can handle a wide array of additional formats. It includes a video player program to allow for easy playback on a number of devices. MPEG Streamclip is completely free with no limits or time constraints.
MediaCoder (Windows/Mac OS)
MediaCoder is a video conversion program that is rich with features and highly customizable. This program has a steeper learning curve than some of the other entries on this list, but it also offers a greater range of freedom when working with your video files. MediaCoder can link up with a camcorder and record or convert video as you upload it. It can easily convert an FLV files to an MP4 file and a variety of additional formats with ease, and allows users to apply a number of filters to videos to increase definition as well as quality. MediaCoder is free with no limitations.
Free MP4 Video Converter (Windows)
Free MP4 Video Converter includes a large number of individual segments which can be downloaded individually, or all together in a main studio pack. The program is highly useful for downloading FLV videos from websites such as Youtube, DailyMotion, and many others. It can even be used to record, save, convert, and edit video calls through programs like Skype. In addition to video file conversion, it can also be used to convert audio files into a number of different formats. All of the individual segments, as well as the entire studio pack of DVDVideoSoft Free Studio are completely free.
Online Video Converter (Online Converter)
Online Video Converter is not a computer program in the strictest sense. It operates online via extensions in either the Firefox, Chrome, or Safari web browsers. Users can add the appropriate extension to the browser of their choice and utilize the client's servers to handle all the heavy lifting. Online Video Converter can convert audio and video files into the most common file formats, including the FLV to an MP4, and it can be used to download and convert video files from the Internet or from the user's computer. Out of all the conversion programs on this list, Online Video Converter is the simplest and most user-friendly entry, and it is completely free to use.
The above entries are some of the best video file conversion programs. Each offers different benefits and levels of functionality, so give them a try to find the one that best matches your needs and skill level!