How to Convert FLV to MP4 or MP4 to FLV Flash Files
- OK, let's see how easy is to convert FLV to MP4 file on Mac OS X.
Flash Videos, or FLVs, are designed to play in a Flash Player or web browser plug-in. FLV format is also one of the most common video formats on the Internet. Video-sharing websites like YouTube encode their media as FLVs. MP4 files (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC) are compatible in a much wider variety of programs, cell phones and portable media devices such as the iPod, Zune and PS3.
You might have some .FLV files in your media collection and want to play them on a Apple product. but the device can't support FLV files. In that case, you can convert FLV to MP4 for Mac. On the other hand, if you want to upload a MP4 video and distribute on a YouTube-like website, you'll probably need to compress it to make it more small size, then you can convert MP4 to FLV on Mac.
For the purposes of this guide we'll show you how to do it using the Video Converter for Mac, an easy-to-use and powerful program specially designed for Mac users to convert FLV to MP4 or MP4 to FLV on Mac. It also can convert almost any other multimedia format you've ever heard with the original quality after the conversion. And you don't have to have any fancy codecs or player, because it includes built-in player and a lot of codecs. Windows users can use the equivalent Windows version - Video Converter for Windows.
Step 1: Download the program (Mac version)
Supported devices (apps) and OS version:
QuickTime, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, iTunes, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV.
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.5.7, Mac OS X 10.5.8, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and Mac OS X 10.8.1, Mac OS X 10.8.2, etc.)
Step 2: Import FLV videos
Lauch the app, you'll be presented with a empty window that serves as a drop target for video files.
Click "Add" button to open the file browser window and import .FLV files. Or drag the target FLV files into the Mac FLV to MP4 converter. In the main panel, you can delete one or more files as you like and preview your files before conversion.
It comes with bulk conversion that allows you to creates queues if you have multiple FLV videos to convert.
Step 3: Set MP4 as the output format
Click "Profile" drop-down list option near the 3D icon, and then choose “MP4” as output formats. If you want to convert several videos to MP4 format at one time, just check "Apply to All" at the bottom.
If you have a specific device you want to play the video on, then select your device from the "Preset" drop-down menu on the left side, this FLV to MP4 app will adjust the conversion settings appropriately.
Tip: For converting for a device that "Presets" list have not, please follow your user manual for the correct supported resolution, and set it manually (if needed) before the conversion by clicking the "Add Profile" button.
Video editting (optional)
Actually, you are offered some useful edit functions to edit the FLV files in this FLV to MP4 Converter such as trim, crop, effects, watermark. Get more details please click here.
Step 4: Start Converting FLV to MP4 format on Mac
Alright, You can simply press the "Start" button at the right bottom to begin encoding .FLV files to .MP4. This will encode your current job, and also work through any items sitting on the Queue.
Wait for the encode to finish. Conversion times can vary greatly depending on the size of the file and your computer hardware.
That's it! Now you can drop the converted MP4 files into iTunes to sync with your iOS player. Then you can enjoy them in the living room, on a trip, or anywhere.
You can benefit from using this Mac app to make your FLV files work on: FLV to iPhone, FLV to iPad, FLV to iPod, FLV to Apple, FLV to Quicktime, FLV to Apple TV, FLV to iTunes, FLV to Final Cut Pro, FLV to Sony Vegas Pro, FLV to Windows Movie Maker, FLV to Xbox 360, FLV to PS3, etc.
As a universal media tool, the program also allows you to convert MP4 to FLV for Mac.
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