FLV and F4V are two different video file formats, which were known as Flash Video. They are usually been used as a container to deliver video over the internet. The videos you watched online are usually in FLV or F4V format. With some freeware, you can easily download those online videos to computer.
However, FLV format is not supported by many smartphone and tablets, such as iPhone, iPod, iPad, HTC phones etc. So we need a solution to convert FLV to MP4, as MP4 is a compatible for almost all portable device.
We will show you 2 ways to convert FLV/F4V to MP4 for free
Method 1: How to Convert FLV to MP4 with Handbrake
Handbrake is a famous open source video transcoder, it support almost all video formats input and output in MP4 and MKV. And it can run on Multi-Platform (Windows, Mac and Linux). Now follow the steps.
1. Download Handbrake form here and install it.
2. Launch the program and click “Source” > “Open File”, choose the FLV file you want to convert.
3. Click “Browse” to choose a destination path on your computer.
4. Select “MP4” in the Output Settings. At right of the program, you can select a presets for device or universal.
5. Click “Start” at the top, wait for the completion of the conversion process.
Method 2: How to Convert FLV to MP4 using VLC Media Player
VLC is a free and open source project. It is a cross-platform (Windows, Mac and Linux) multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various videos.
And it is also a simple video converter, it will help us to transcode the FLV files.
1. Click here to download VLC Media Player.
2. Click on the Media menu at the top of VLC, choose Convert/Sava.
3. Choose a file by clicking the “Add…” button in the File tab and Click “Convert/Save” button at the bottom.
4. Click the drop-down menu and choose the Video – H.264 + MP3 (MP4) profile from the list. Then click “Browse” button, navigate to where the MP4 file is to be saved.
5. Click the “Start” button and wait for the conversion process finished.
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