FLV has become the most popular multimedia format on video sharing webs like YouTube, Google Videos, Yahoo! Videos and Reuters.com and more. Anyway, only a few players can play FLV, so what can we do if we want to play FLV videos on devices like iPod, iPhone and iPad? Well, you'd better convert FLV to MP4 or other compatible formats. This article will show you how to download FLV from 1000+ video sharing sites and convert FLV to MP4 in Mac and Windows at ease.
- Part 1: How to download and convert FLV to MP4 in Mac
- Part 2: How to download and convert FLV to MP4 in Windows
To download flash video files online and convert these FLV to MP4 files, you can use AllMyTube for Mac as your assistant. This Mac app is designed to download online videos and convert them to video of any popular format for playback on iPhone, iPad, HTC or other portable devices for enjoyment on the move, and also can convert FLV files stored on the Mac as quickly and easily as possible.
Note: If you have downloaded the FLV videos or have some local files in FLV, and just want to convert the FLV to MP4 in Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard,Lion, Mountain Lion etc., you can skip the step 1 below:
- Launch Safari > find the video on YouTube.com or other sites > play the video > click the download icon appearing on the top right corner of the video;
- After the video downloaded, choose it in the library of the AllMyTube Mac app; if you want to convert local FLV files, you can import the file into the library here;
- Click "Convert" under the right bottom of the FLV downloader > Choose the output format of MP4 > press "OK".
Now you have finished the FLV to MP4 Mac conversion. While choosing your output format, you can select some optimized preset your iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMovie, HTC, BlackBerry or other devices and apps when you happen to use the converted files on them.
To convert FLV to MP4 in Windows, you can use YouTube Downloader to do so. This program can download videos on popular video-sharing sites including YouTube and convert downloaded FLV files or local files in FLV to MP4 or other formats videos with ease.
The steps of FLV to MP4 conversion here is as same as the Mac FLV to MP4 task above, you can follow those steps.
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