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How to Convert FLV to MP4 in Windows, macOS and Online

Brithny updated on Oct 27, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

There are three reliable ways that can help you convert FLV to MP4 for free. You may follow either method below to make your video playable.

 

FLV is short for Flash Video Format. Flash video is encoded by Adobe Flash software. This video can be played via the Adobe Flash Player, web browser plugins or one of several third-party programs. But it has become a dying format. Its maker, Adobe, has totally given up on updating Flash for mobile devices. That is to say, smartphone and tablet users must seek out a third-party FLV player or app to play Flash videos on mobile devices. It's time-consuming, and you may find it hard to get suitable FLV players.

MP4 is widely used today. Most digital devices and platforms support MP4 like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, IGTV, and YouTube. It is the most universal video format around. The MP4 can also store video files, audio files, text, and still images. Additionally, they can retain high video quality while maintaining relatively small file sizes.

Compared with looking for FLV players, converting FLV to MP4 is a better choice. To get the conversion done once and forever, I have listed three ways to convert FLV to MP4 on a Windows PC, Mac or online. Follow the details below to make the conversion easy.

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Free | How to Convert FLV to MP4 in Windows 10/8/7

The easiest and quickest way to convert FLV to MP4 is by using a free video converter to finish this job. There are plenty of free and paid-for video converters, I have tested 10 free video converting software for Windows 10/8.1/8/7 users. Among them, EaseUS Video Editor stands out as the best video converter for Windows 10. It has a lot of amazing features and can do plenty of things.

It can convert MOV to MP4, AVI, WMV and a lot more to wanted formats.

To convert FLV to MP4 easily, follow the step-by-step guide.

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 video to the track as you want.

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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/AVI/WMV/MKV/MOV/GIF

Under the "Video" tab, choose a file format among the available options as the desired video file format. 

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

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Convert FLV to MP4 on Mac (Compatible with macOS)

If you are a Mac user, how to convert to MP4 or other wanted formats? You are unable to use QuickTime - the built-in video player of the Mac system. QuickTime player supports FLV format through the plugin Perian. This plugin allows QuickTime to play FLV. However, Perian developers have closed their projects. As a result, QuickTime cannot open FLV files anymore. You cannot use QuickTime to convert to MP4. You need to find a reliable Mac MP4 converter. My recommendation is VLC. 

The VLC media player is a free and open-source portable cross-platform media player software. VLC supports Windows 10/8/7/XP, Mac (32bit/64bit), Android, iOS and more platforms. You can convert FLV to MP4 with it easily.

Step 1. Download and open VLC Media Player on your Mac. Click "File > Convert/Stream…".

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Step 2. From the pop-up Convert & Stream window, click "Open media..." to browse and add FLV files from your system.

Step 3. Once the FLV video is added, select MP4 from the "Choose Profile" tab.

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Step 4. Next, click the "Save as" option, choose the file name and destination folder on Mac to save the converted file, and click "Save". Finally, click "Save" from the Convert & Stream window to complete the process.

Online Converter - How to Convert FLV to MP4 Online

What if you only want to convert FLV to MP4 online. If you don't want to download any software, you can convert FLV to MP4 Online for free. I have searched the internet, this online file converter stands out among the results. You can use it to convert FLV to MP4. However, it only supports FLV to other formats including, MP4, GIF, MP3, MOV, WMV. If you want to convert WMV or MOV to MP4, never hesitate to turn to EaseUS free video converter for help.

Step 1. Choose the FLV file that you want to convert.

Step 2. Select MP4 as the format you want to convert your FLV file to.

Step 3. Click "Convert" to convert your FLV file.

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People Also Ask

1. What is an FLV file and how can I play it?

Flash video is encoded by Adobe Flash software. This video can be played via the Adobe Flash Player, web browser plugins, or one of several third-party programs. But you cannot play Flash videos on mobile devices because Adobe has totally given up on updating Flash for mobile devices. But you can convert to other formats to play the video.

2. Is the FLV converter safe?

Yes, it is. EaseUS video converter can not only convert FLV to MP4 easily but also promises a safe result and high conversion quality.

3. How do I convert FLV to MP4 with VLC?

To convert to MP4 using VLC, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Download and open VLC Media Player on your Mac. Click "File > Convert/Stream…".

Step 2. Click "Open media..." to browse and add FLV files from your system.

Step 3. Select MP4 from the "Choose Profile" tab.

Step 4. Click the "Save as" option, choose the file name and destination folder on Mac to save the converted file, and click "Save". Finally, click "Save" from the pop-up window to complete the process.

4. How do I convert multiple video files to MP4?

The simplest way to make it is to try EaseUS Video Editor. It allows you to import kinds of video files at the same time and process it with ease. 

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