How to Convert and Play FLV Videos on TV
Want to play the downloaded FLV videos on your big screen TV? That’s a surprising common problem to us TV stickers. Thanks to YouTube, Vevo, Hulu which present us with so many refreshing and instructive videos and musics. However, we just can’t enjoy the full convenience of watching them on TV like surfing on the internet. Luickly, with a smart tool like Wondershare Video Converter ( Video Converter Ultimate for Mac ), you’re not only able to download them, but convert them to the compatible format with your television or to general MPEG format which is compatible with most televisions that are available today.
Free dowload the trial version of FLV to TV Converter:
Note: This program is cross-platform and below guide takes the Windows screenshots. Converting FLV videos in Mac OS to play on TV, the steps is almost the same. Please make sure you download the right version.
1 Download FLV videos
Run this software, and then click "Download" menu to enter into the program window. After that, find your interested FLV videos on YouTube or other video sharing sites and play them. Or directly open YouTube website with Firefox, IE, Chrome, Safari browser and then pick up your favorite videos to play.
To download FLV videos, you have two options.
- just click the "Download" button automatically showing on the top right corner of the playing video.
- Copy the YouTube video URL and then Click the "Add URL" button to paste on the program window.
2Choose your TV compatible format as the output
As you know that the original downloaded YouTube videos often come FLV format, not compatible with your TV (Samsung TV included). So here, you have to change the original format to its friendly format first. Just go to Finished library to click the button on the right side of the video item bar you want, and choose the "Convert to" option. Immediately, the downloaded YouTube videos will be added in this app's "Convert" interface. Then, click the format image on the right side of the window to reveal the output drop-down list. And then choose WMV, MP4, VOB, 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.
3Begin 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 quite efficient, 30X faster for H.264 videos.
Watch FLV on TV tips:
1. In above step by step guide, I only take YouTube FLV downloading and converting as the example. Actually, Video Converter also supports Vimeo, Hulu, Yahoo, and Facebook videos. For those videos that not allow downloading, you can also try its recording function.
2. Please skip the step 1 if you already have FLV videos stored on your computer. Also, if you want to burn FLV to DVD for playback on TV with home DVD player hooked up, you can also use this video converter burn FLV to DVD at ease. For more details, please refer to the User Guide here.