Play Files on TV
How to Convert and Play FLV Videos on TV
Wanted to watch the downloaded FLV videos on your big screen TV? Thanks to YouTube, Vevo, Hulu and other online video sites which presents us with so many refreshing and interesting contents to watch. However, we won't be able to watch them just like streaming it online on our PC directly with the TV. Luckily, there's the Wondershare Video Converter (Video Converter Ultimate for Mac), you’re not only able to download them but also convert them to a compatible format to a general MPEG format which is suitable for playbacks on most televisions that are available today.
You can download the trial version right here!
Note: This program is cross-platform and it's suitable for download onto either a Windows or Mac-based PCs. Please make sure you've downloaded the right version before going through the guide below.
1 Download FLV videos
Run this software and then click Download to enter into the program's downloading window. After that, browse for your interested FLV videos on YouTube or other video sharing sites and play them. Alternatively, log onto YouTube's website with Firefox, IE, Chrome or Safari browser and then pick up your favorite videos to play.
To download the FLV videos, you have two options.
- Just click the Download button that automatically pops up on the top-right corner of the playing video, or
- Copy the YouTube's video URL and then Click the Add URL button to paste it on the program's window.
2 Choose your TV compatible format as the output
If you're not aware, the downloaded YouTube videos often come in the form of an FLV format, which is not compatible with your TV (Samsung TV included). So, you'll have to convert the FLV videos beforehand. Just go to Finished library to click the button that's on the right-hand side of the video item bar you want and choose the Convert to option. Then, proceed to select your desired output format from the Output Format's drop-down list. You can choose out of the widely supported file formats from an WMV, MP4, AVI and VOB to MPG from Format > Video category.
Note: If you want to change the parameter setting to match with your TV perfectly, you can also click the Settings button under the format icon to adjust it manually.
3 Begin to download and convert FLV to TV
After choosing the output format, now just click Convert to kick-off downloading and conversion at the same time. This program is really efficient with the capability of converting up to 30X faster with lossless quality as well as suitable for the H.264 videos.
Tips for Watching FLV on TV:
1. In the above mentioned guide, I've only talked about YouTube's FLV downloading and converting as an example. Actually, the video converter also supports Vimeo, Hulu, Yahoo and Facebook videos. As for video sites that do not facilitate downloading, you can also try its recording function.
2. Please skip step 1 if you already have some FLV videos stored on your computer. If you want to burn the FLV videos onto a DVD for playback on TV with a home DVD player, you can also use this video converter to create your own video DVD. For more details, please refer to the User Guide here.
Please watch the video tutorial.