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How to Convert F4V to MP4 on Windows, Mac, and Online

Jane Zhou posted on Sep 23, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

It is highly unlikely that you will come across the F4V format these days. However, this format once used to be a popular file format for Adobe's Flash files. This was an upgraded version of the original Flash format and this allowed you to access and play the files created with the Adobe Flash tool. Since the format is no longer as popular as it once was, you might want to convert your files using an F4V to MP4 converter.

MP4 is a standard file format that is supported on nearly all devices. You can play MP4 files on your Windows, Mac, Android, and even iOS-based devices. Once you have converted your F4V flash files to this format, you will never have to worry about file compatibility. There are methods to convert F4V to MP4 for Windows, Mac, and online. This guide covers methods for all these platforms so you can convert your files no matter what platform you are on.

How to Convert F4V to MP4 on Windows 10

If you use a Windows computer, chances are you already have an app that can play the F4V files for you. However, the issue is that this file format will not play in all media players out there. If you have a preferred player on your computer but it does not play F4V, you can convert your F4V files to MP4 and that will play the file for you.

EaseUS Video Editor is one of the programs you can use to convert F4V files to MP4. This is one of the easiest tools that you can use to perform the conversion. The app comes with a neat and clean interface that makes finding and using options much easier than any other similar software. Not only does it help you convert your files, but it helps you edit your files as well.

Features

  • User-friendly interface
  • Split and merge video files before the conversion
  • Add voice commentary to your files
  • Apply sound effects and filters to your F4V files
  • Use a custom resolution for the converted file

Check the following steps to convert F4V to MP4 on Windows 10 with EaseUS Video Editor.

Step 1. Import the source file

Launch EaseUS Video Editor. On the home screen, you can import the source file by either clicking the "Import" option or simply dragging the video to the appropriate area.

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Step 2. Add to project

You need to add the imported file to the track by choosing the "Add to Project" option, or you can drag and place the file to the track as you want.

add to project

Step 3. Export the source file

Now you can click "Export" on the main menu on the top.

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Step 4. Save as MP4

Under the "Video" tab, choose MP4 as the desired video file format.

add to project

On the right pane, you can edit the file name, customize an output folder and settings, and then click "Export".

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How to Convert F4V to MP4 on Mac

Like Windows, your Mac machine is also capable of playing many different types of file formats by default. The built-in tools like QuickTime Player can actually play dozens of file formats for you, without requiring you to install any third-party tools.

When it comes to converting files, though, you are going to have to rely on a third-party app to do that. For macOS, there is no lack of file conversion tools and you have a free and open-source F4V to MP4 converter to convert F4V to MP4 on your Mac machine. You are likely familiar with this app and it is called VLC Media Player.

Features

  • Completely free and open-source application
  • Custom conversion profiles to choose from
  • Stream or save the converted file to your Mac

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How to Convert F4V to MP4 Using VLC Media Player on Mac

Step 1. Launch VLC Media Player on your Mac, click the "File" menu at the top, and select the option that says "Convert/Stream". Alternatively, you can press the "Command + Shift + S" keyboard shortcut.

Step 2. Click on the "Open media" button and add the F4V file from your Mac. This is the file that will be converted to the MP4 format.

Step 3. Once the file is added, select the option that has "MP4" in it from the "Choose Profile" dropdown menu. Optionally, if you want to customize the profile options, click on the "Customize" button.

Step 4. Finally, click on the "Save as File" button to convert and save the file to your Mac.

How to Convert F4V to MP4 Online

There are both advantages and disadvantages to using desktop programs to convert your files. The main advantage is that you do not need to upload or download your files from the Internet; you can get your files converted locally. A disadvantage is that there is a hassle to install an app, even if all that you are looking to do is convert a single file.

Fortunately, there are now online F4V to MP4 converter tools to help you convert F4V to MP4 on the web. These tools work off of your web browsers and let you upload your source files to then convert them to your chosen format.

Tool 1. Zamzar

If you have ever looked for a file conversion tool on any major search engine, Zamzar has likely appeared in your search results. With Zamzar, you can easily and quickly convert all your F4V files to the MP4 format. You can convert your files to other formats as well if you would like to do that. You can upload files from web URLs, and this is useful if your F4V file is located on an online web server.

Zamzar online f4v to mp4 converter

Features

  • Multiple ways to upload your F4V files
  • Clean and well-organized user interface
  • Quick and easy to use

Link: https://www.zamzar.com/convert/f4v-to-mp4/

How to Convert F4V to MP4 Using Zamzar Online:

Step 1. Access the Zamzar site, click on "Add Files", and upload your original F4V file to the site.

Step 2. Select "MP4" from the dropdown next to the file upload section. This is where you can select an output format for your files.

Step 3. Click on the "Convert Now" button to start converting your F4V file to MP4.

Step 4. When your file is converted, click on the "Download" button to save the file to your computer.

Tool 2. Convertio

Not only does Convertio help you convert your media files like your F4V files to MP4 format, but it allows you to convert many other file types as well. This includes your documents, ebooks, archives, presentations, among others. This online tool works just fine to help you convert your F4V files to MP4 or any other format of your liking.

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Features

  • Upload files from your computer and cloud services like Google Drive and Dropbox
  • Save the converted files directly to Dropbox or Google Drive
  • Customize options for your converted file

Link: https://convertio.co/f4v-mp4/

How to Convert F4V to MP4 Using Convertio:

Step 1. Open the Zamzar site, click "Choose Files", and upload your F4V file.

Step 2. Ensure "F4V" is selected in the first dropdown menu and "MP4" is selected in the second dropdown menu.

Step 3. Hit the button that says "Convert" to start converting your F4V file to MP4.

Step 4. Click on "Download" on the resulting screen to download the converted file to your computer.

Tool 3. Online Converter

Online Converter has a very basic and simple approach to converting your files online. You can convert your F4V files to MP4 with extreme ease using this online tool. All you need to do is visit the site, upload the file, and your converted file will be ready to download. The tool has support for various other file formats as well, in case you decide to convert your F4V file to any other format.

Online converter

Features

  • Upload F4V files from both your computer and web URLs
  • Cut your file before converting it
  • Specify a frame size for your converted file

Link: https://www.onlineconverter.com/f4v-to-mp4

How to Convert F4V to MP4 Using Online Converter:

Step 1. Launch the Online Converter site, click on "Choose file", and add your F4V file.

Step 2. Tick-mark the "Options" box if you would like to specify custom options for your file.

Step 3. Click the button that says "Convert" to start converting your F4V file to MP4.

Step 4. Once the file is converted, click on "Download Now" on the following screen to download the file.

Once you have downloaded the file to your computer, click on the option that lets you delete the file from the tool's web server.

Conclusion

With the support for the F4V file format slowly fading away, you will need to convert your F4V files to a more widely recognized format. MP4 is a good choice as it plays on almost all devices, and the tools mentioned above will help you perform that conversion. Use EaseUS Video Editor if you are a Windows user as it provides you with an easy and straightforward way to convert your files.

FAQs About Converting F4V to MP4

The following are some of the most frequently asked questions about F4V to MP4 conversion and their answers.

1. How do I convert from F4V to MP4?

You can convert from F4V to MP4 using both desktop programs and online sites. If you are a Windows user, you can use EaseUS Video Editor to do the task. Mac users can use VLC, and online users can use one of the many online services to convert the files.

2. What is an F4V file?

An F4V file is an Adobe Flash file that was once a popular video format. You may not see this file as frequently as before but there are still occasions where you can come across one.

3. Can VLC convert FLV to MP4?

Yes, VLC can convert FLV to MP4 using the built-in file converter tool. You need to add your source FLV file to the app, select "MP4" as the output format, and your file will be converted.

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