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11-30-2009, 04:38 AM
What's FLV


Flash Video (FLV) is a file format used to deliver video over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player (initially produced by Macromedia) versions 6Ė10. Until version 9 update 2 of the Flash Player, Flash Video referred to a proprietary file format, having the extension FLV. Notable users of the Flash Video format include YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo! Video, Reuters.com, metacafe, and many other news providers.

1. How to download flv video from Youtube or otherwebsites

Convertdirect (http://www.convertdirect.com) Ė This site downloads and converts FLV files from any sites like YouTube, Google Video, etc. Just insert the right FLV URL, and follow the instructions on the site. It supports conversion from FLV to AVI, 3GP, MP3, MP4, WMV, MPEG, MOV, etc. With the help of this site, you can enjoy your videos on your PC, iPod, Zune, PSP, and cell phone any time you like. Clean and clear interface, easy to handle.

Vixy (http://vixy.net/app/download/mac) Ė The online tool Vixy we mentioned above in the web section also has a client available for download if you want to go the desktop app route. This one will work with both Intel and PowerPC Macs.

TubeTV (http://www.chimoosoft.com/products/tubetv/) Ė This freeware app provides search and browse tools as well as downloads and conversions. Youíll need to install the excellent Perian open source component to handle the conversions. If youíre a Mac user and donít already know about Perian, itís a great Swiss army knife-like codec utility that can also help solve a lot of compatibility problems trying to play back video files with Quicktime.

This is by no means a comprehensive list ó we left out a number of sites and apps with nearly identical features to the items on this list. And though we included a few freemium and paid apps, we avoided some of the more costly tools in favor of the free and cheap in this set.

Thereís also sure to be some apps and sites we just donít know about yet ó so if you have a favorite tool for downloading YouTube videos to your desktop, let us know in the comments! If youíre listing a paid app, be sure and tell us why itís worth paying for.

2. How to play FLV on Mac

An FLV player is a type of media player that is used for playing flash video from PC as well as from Internet websites. An FLV player can be used standalone, without the need of the Adobe Flash authoring or developmental tools.

The following players support FLV files in their default installations:

Mplayer OS X (http://mplayerosx.sourceforge.net/)

VLC Media player (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/)

Free FLV Player for Mac (http://www.all-mytube.com/mac-free-flv-player.html)

3.How to convert flv to mov on mac os x

This tutorial is show you how to convert .flv to .mov on Mac OS X. This FLV to MOV Converter for Mac can convert flv video(including web flv video like YouTube) to MOV video, it also support the conversion on the other video and audio formats including MPEG, MPG, MKV, MP4, WMV, MOV, FLV, M4V, MP3, MKA, AIFF, WMA, M4A, AC3, AAC, WAV, OGG, etc on Mac OS X.

Step 1: Free download and install FLV Converter for Mac (http://www.pavtube.com/flv-converter-mac/).

After installing and running the mac flv to mov converter, you will see the main interface as below.

Step 2: Add FLV video files to convert to mov

Click the "Add Files" button to browse your computer hard drive and select FLV video files you want to convert. This FLV to mov video converter for Mac supports drag-drop and batch conversion, so you can import and convert several flv files to mov at a time.

Step 3: Select output format as MOV

Use the "format" on the bottom of the window to control the output format. Click on the toggle to the right of the "Format" label to get format drop-down menu. Select "MOV-QuickTime" as the output format.

Step 4: Start to convert FLV to MOV on Mac.

Click "Start" to convert flv to mov video for Mac, if your files is too big to XXG,just forget it and have a cup of coffee.

With Pavtube FLV Converter for Mac (http://www.pavtube.com/flv-converter-mac/) enhanced editing functions, you also can trim, crop, add effect on your video, merge several flv video clips into one file, and extract audio and image from FLV on Mac.

After you download Youtube flv files, you can't directly view it on your mac even your portable players like ipod or iphone. Generally, we are common to convert FLV to MOV Mac so that we can directly play the videos via iMovie or quicktime player. From now on, just enjoy youtube videos on your Mac or your ipod.

4. Output Supported by this Mac flv to mov converter
# QuickTime(MOV), iTunes, VLC, iMovie, iDVD.

12-14-2009, 02:04 AM
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Pavtube FLV Converter for Mac (http://www.pavtube.com/flv-converter-mac/), which can perfectly convert FLV videos to a wide range of video formats, so that you can do whatever you like with the resulted videos, such as playing on your iPod, iPhone, BlackBerry, PS3, Apple TV, etc. or exporting to iMovie, Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express to do further editing, or doing something else as you like.

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Hope this FLV Converter for MAC (http://www.pavtube.com/flv-converter-mac/) can do you a favor while importing FLV files to iMovie for editing.
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