If you’ve downloaded online streaming videos in the past you’re likely to recognize FLV, as at one time it was the format of Flash video that was widely used. While it has gradually been supplanted by other HTML5 formats, you may still encounter it from time to time – which can be a problem considering it is incompatible with many mobile devices.
Rather than trying to find specialized FLV players, it would be far better to convert your FLV videos to a more widely compatible format – such as MP4. Rest assured even though you may have never tried to convert video formats in the past, you can convert FLV to MP4 in a matter of minutes by using Movavi Video Converter.
After you’ve installed Movavi Video Converter, launch it – then add the FLV video that you want to convert. The fastest way is probably to drag and drop the file into the main working area, or you could click on the ‘Add Media’ button then click ‘Add Video’ and select it instead.
Once the video has been added, click on the ‘Video’ tab in the bottom part of Movavi Video Converter’s interface. Next, select the ‘MP4’ category and choose one of the presets that is under it. Each preset will have a different resolution, so you can select the resolution that you want or choose the ‘Original Size’ option to leave it unaltered.
Before you convert the video, click on the ‘folder’ icon beside the ‘Save to’ list to set the destination folder that Movavi Video Converter will save the MP4 video in once it is converted. After that you can click ‘Convert’ at any time you’d like to begin the conversion.
Keep in mind that if you want you can convert entire batches of videos at the same time, and the features in Movavi Video Converter will let you adjust the other video parameters such as the framerate or bitrate too. In fact, you will even be able to compress or edit videos before you convert them, to enhance their quality, fix any issues, add captions, crop or rotate the frame, and so on.
On top of that Movavi Video Converter can be used to convert audio and image files too, and you can cross-convert them across different types of media. That can be useful, as it will let you convert videos to GIF images to create animated GIFs, convert videos to audio formats to extract the audio tracks, and so on.
As you may be starting to see, there’s a lot more than you can do with Movavi Video Converter than just convert videos to ensure they’re in a compatible format. Because of that, it would be worth taking a few minutes to explore its features and try them out, so you get a taste of what they can do. Although you may just want to convert FLV to MP4 right now, there’s no telling when it may help to be able to prepare media files in other ways as well.