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How to Convert FLV to MOV (or MOV to FLV) on Mac/ Windows

How can I convert a movie file from FLV to MOV format so that Quicktime can read it? Well, I downloaded a flash video off YouTube, and had to download VLC as well to read it. Well. now I need a safe way to convert it into .MOV then put onto my iPad, but iTunes can't read it.

I just cut a small part of episode (one of my favorite TV shows) in .MOV and now wish to upload this to my website. I already have all the codecs I need, but I need the downloadable software to effectively convert this MOV to FLV format without loosing too much quality.

Because FLV (flash video) lacks compatibility with commonly used digital media players and editing programs, sometimes you might need to convert FLV file to a format to take with on a Apple product. In that case, you can convert FLV to MOV for Mac. On the other hand, you may want to share a MOV video clip on your Mac desktop to YouTube or another video sharing site, then you need to convert MOV to FLV format. Today we'll look at a way to convert certain video files, such as FLV to MOV for Mac, with Video Converter for Mac.

Video Converter for Mac is a digital file conversion application that lets you effortlessly convert videos to whatever type of video file you want for playback on portable digital devices such as iPhone, iPad, or copy into iTunes, iMovie, Final Cut Pro etc. It also includes a basic set of editing tool such as trimming, cropping, rotating, adjusting video effect and more. If you need to convert between FLV and MOV format on Windows, please try Video Converter for Windows.

Here below we take procedure of flv to mov Mac conversion for example, changing the format of Quicktime MOV to FLV on Mac is essentially same. The tutorial is quick and easy so let's get started!

Step 1: Lauch the Mac application and import FLV files.

Click "Add File" button to open browser-like dialog box and browse to your FLV video, select it and click "Open", or directly drag-and-drop files to the interface of this FLV to MOV video converter. It also supports batch-encoding feature, which allows you to import and convert multiple FLV video files at the same time.

Under the video list, there's a "Merge" option to join video or audio files together.

Step 2: Set output parameters

Next, head to the drop-down menu labeled "Output Format", where you select MOV as the output format.

Then click the "Browse" button in the "Destination" box to specify a location where you wish to save the output video, and then enter a file name.

For a simple setting operation you can stick with its output presets, which designed for a group of portable devices (iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Xbox 360) that tend to be finicky about the kinds of movie files they'll play. However, you can customize your final video or audio output settings if you want to experiment.

The Mac app comes with a lot of video or audio options to allow you to tweak the video/audio parameters of your finished movie like: quality, codec, bitrate, etc. Keep in mind that as the video quality increases, so does the encoding time.

The FLV to MOV app also has options for simple video editing tasks: trim sections out of your video clips, crop the video frame to get the desired part, split your video clips into small clips, and even much more. Get more details with Edit FLV in Mac user guide.

Step 3: Begin converting FLV to MOV file on Mac

After all the settings, simply click the "Convert" button to start the FLV to MOV conversion process. Now it's time to wait.

A window will appear showing the progress of the operation, the process might take some time depending on your encoding settings and size of original size. Be patient.

 

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