Yes, you can convert your FLV flash videos to another video format, either to a DVD format or from a Disc. In fact, as long as you can get a right (HD) FLV converter for Mac or Windows, it's not even that difficult.
Video downloaded from the YouTube site often ends with the .flv filename, you are able to use a desktop Flash player like VLC to get a quick look at it. However, you will find it is difficult to transfer the FLV video on Mac to a mobile device that you have own like Apple iPhone, iPad, PS3 to take on the go, as many portable multimedia devices don't support flash. In that case, you're in a hurry to need a professional PC-based or Mac FLV converter to transfer your .flv files of clips from YouTube to a more friendly format such as FLV to MP4, FLV to QuickTime MOV, or to an AVI, MPEG, MKV and WMV. The same situation often occurs in FLV editing, every time you try to import a FLV footage into a editing software to edit, you may run into issues as many of editing software like Sony Vegas and Mac iMovie for example does not work with FLV format.
FLV Converter for Mac / PC - Convert .flv to and from video format
On the other hand, you might have a large file, for example AVI or M4V HD video stored on your Mac hard drive, and looking for a way to compress the size and convert the video to produce a flv format with high quality and small size, so you can upload it onto a public website or embed into a webpage. You then need a Mac FLV converter to convert the video from M4V to FLV, or your AVI into FLV format.
It's true that there are really a lot of Windows or Mac FLV video converter does a great job on converting the original FLV to and from other video formats (avi, mp4, m4v, h.264, mov...), but not all FLV files are compatible if the converter isn't updated to the latest version. As FLV files have different codecs, you may play an .flv file perfectly on a media player, but for the FLV converting software, it probably pop up errors relating to codecs compatible and the such. Is there a great FLV encoder program that can convert any source of FLVs with all necessary codecs already installed?
Today, we will introduce a terrific tool for flv conversion on Mac OS X or Windows system - a richly featured video conversion tool way to get FLV flash video converted to format you need.
FLV Converter - Convert FLV files on Mac and PC
Video Converter for Mac (Video Converter for Windows) here introduced is a stable and efficient Mac FLV video conversion tool. It performs pretty well to convert from FLV to whatever type of video file you want including AVI, MOV, MPG, WMV, MP4, MKV, mp3, aac, wav, or flac, and convert from any video to FLV format in Mac. Aside from transcoding FLV file to export in a specific format while you might have to manually tweak every possible setting, the program does include a library of presets for common devices to simplify the configuration task. Besides, you are given options to use its built-in basic video editor to edit FLV video to make a personalized video.
(See download link above)
Steps to convert (HD) FLV videos:
1. Locate the local FLV files on Mac (or other video source files) and import into the FLV converter software
2. You choose format you want to convert your FLV to, or choose FLV as the output format
3. Click the "Convert" button to start transcoding the FLV video files on Mac OS X.
Keep in mind, if your FLV files use h.264 video codec, I recommend to try to convert the FLV into .MP4, or FLV to MKV, FLV to MOV. Both of them have a wide compatibility in Windows and Mac.
Trying to get favorite FLV clips downloaded from YouTube or streaming sites on Mac? Using YouTube Downloader here. It enables you to grab videos off and convert to your desired formats. For PC user, just use the video converter for Windows mentioned above, it has download plugin built in the program to download online FLV streams. After that, you can use the desktop FLV player to get a quick look at it.
(HD) FLV Converter for Mac/ PC - Convert your FLV footages and burn to DVD
Many of the .flv files we've grabbed from YouTube are wonderful, you may want to convert these FLV clips together on DVD and watch on a large screen.
A lot of FLV converter solutions available for you to convert FLV and burn to DVD disc on Mac OS X. For our favorite, we use DVD Creator for Mac, PC user please use it Windows-based version - DVD Creator for Windows. The software lets you convert local and downloaded FLV video to DVD that will play on a standalone DVD player. It also supports burning other popular formats (MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, AVCHD) to DVD disc, gives you ability to crop and zoom selected portions of FLV video files, clean up and enhance images, and even create navigation menu.
FLV file converter - Rip and Convert DVD to FLV in Mac and Windows
Most DVDs are bogged down with copy protection, making it difficult to convert DVD to FLV file. In order to extract the content out of DVD and convert to quality FLV video, you will need a DVD to FLV converter program that can overcome these issues.
The program here introduced is one of the most frequently used DVD ripping tools. It can decrypt DVD and convert the movies to FLV container file in an amazing way with original quality, and offers you numerous ways to customize your DVD videos for enjoying them on portable players at home or on the go! Its intuitive interface make things simple: insert DVD disc into the drive and import the file, select FLV as exported file video, click "Start" button and you are off.
See DVD Ripper for Mac here, and DVD Ripper for Windows here.
More Related to FLV Format
FLV, standing for "Flash Live Video", is the most commonly used container format for flash videos on the internet. As it offers high rates of compression and produces high quality video, most of video hosting websites like YouTube, Vimeo, Hulu, metacafe, Facebook use it as the web-based streaming video format. Flash Video FLV files use H.263, H.264 or On2 VP6 codecs to encode the video, while the audio in FLV is encoded in PCM, ADPCM, or MP3 format.