How to convert FLV on Mac OS X

It is known that FLV files can be downloaded onto any Mac computer. Unfortunately for Mac users, though, FLV files are not compatible with Quicktime. This fact keeps Mac users from playing FLV files unless the user knows how to convert the file or get a flv players.

Why need to convert FLV files?

What if you still want to enjoy FLV files on your PSP, Zune, Apple devices and the like instead of only playing on a FLV player in computer? Then, a Video Converter which can convert FLV to other popular formats is necessary. Kigo Video Converter is a such a converter can help you convert FLV to MP4, AVI, 3GP, MOV, VOB, ASF, MKV, TS, MP3, M4A, WAV, AC3, MKA, etc.

With these converted files, you can play FLV videos on iPod, iPad, iPhone, PSP, Apple TV, iRiver, Xbox 360, Zen, Blackberry, Windows mobile and other portable players.

So cool, isn't it?


How to convert FLV on Mac?

Kigo Video Converter Pro for Mac is a professional FLV converter for Mac OS X users to convert FLV (.flv) video to MOV, MKV, WMV, M4V, MP4, AVI, MP3 on Mac.

1. Download and install the powerful FLV Video Converter on Mac, and then run it.

Screenshot of Video Converter Pro

2. Add the FLV files you want to convert.

For common FLV videos, just click Add video to load Video files. If you add videos from websites, click Download website video , and copy the link locations of desired videos into blank and click "+ / -" to add/delete URLs in file list of Add Download Media URLs window, click Add button, and then media urls will be added in main window file list waiting to download.

3. Choose the output format for iPod, iPhone, etc.

The output formats are classified according to different portable media player. Click Profile setting to choose a compatible format for your portable media player.

4. Set the output path, rename and so on.

You can save the converted files anywhere you like, or just keep the software's default output directory. If you want to rename the output files, click Preference setting to reset the output or rename the output file.

If you'd like to convert some segement of the whole video, set the start time and stop time to convert to get the video clips.

5. Start conversion.

After finish all the required settings, you can click Convert Now to start converting.


What is FLV?

FLV is a proprietary file format that mainly delivers video content over the Internet. Specifically, the video stream included can be a variant of the H.263 standard or the much more advanced On2 VP6 codec. Video from YouTube or Metacafe use a simplified H.263, commonly refereed to as FLV1 and FLV4 (YouTube uses both, depending on what video it is, Metacafe and others use FLV4). Flash Video content may also be embedded within SWF files.

How to get FLV video files?

FLV files are the default video format that most video social sites like YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo! Video and many other new providers are using. You can download the flash video from on-line video host into your local hard disk. With some clicks, it's now very easy to download the videos hosted and shared on on-line video sites such as YouTube and Google Video.

Play FLV video files on Mac

For Mac users, though, FLV files are not compatible with Quicktime. In order to play FLV (Flash Video) files on your Mac, you need FLV players.

The easiest method is to download and install the VLC player. --- The VLC Media Player is a free, cross-platform media player that supports a large number of multimedia formats, without the need for additional codes. It can handle FLV, WMV and VOB files to name a few.

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