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Converting FLV files for Mac in a Few Clicks

By Wang Alice Subscribe to RSS | February 20th 2012 | Views:

If you are a frequent internet user, you certainly have confronted FLV files. Whenever you see a video online, there is a strong possibility that the video is in FLV format. If the video is from YouTube then you definitely have confronted FLV files. FLV files are very much Internet friendly and for that purpose they are frequently used.

FLV stands for Flash Live Video. You will notice that many of the websites require flash player plug-ins to show their contents. Those contents are made in Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash Player plug-in therefore required. So, browsers usually have the flash player plug-in installed or you may install them manually for viewing those websites. This same plug-in is required to play FLV videos on browser. So, you will not require anything else other than that plug-in to watch FLV videos. That is for online purposes. What are you going to do about offline?

FLV format is perfect for Internet, but on offline it is not that much recognized. Media players or video editors usually do not support this format. If you download a FLV video and want to watch it later, then you will need a media player that can play FLV files. If you visit YouTube and download videos then there is undoubtedly many FLV videos are in collection. You may want to watch those videos on your handheld devices and share them with your friends. You may want to watch them on iTunes. You may want to edit them for your projects or assignments. At times like those, what are you going to do?

If you wish to only play the FLV videos on iTunes or on Mac, then there are two solutions. You can use the Perian QuickTime Component. It is a freeware. With Perian, you can watch QuickTime unsupported video formats using QuickTime media player.

You can also use VLC media player for Mac. It is a freeware as well and it is also an open source project. With this media player you can play other Mac and QuickTime unsupported video formats as well.

If you wish to play those videos on iTunes or on your handheld devices, then you will need another route. Perian or VLC media player will not help you there. They will not help if you want to edit your FLV files. In those cases, you will have to use a Mac FLV Converter.

Video Converter for Mac by iSkysoft is the best choice for a video converter. Usually FLV videos are of low quality. Video Converter for Mac ensures that the video quality stays the same after the conversion. It features a user friendly interface. Professionals and non-professional alike can use this software.

It also supports a bunch of video formats. You can just pick the video format that you want to convert your FLV files to. If you want them for a particular handheld device, then you can choose the video format which the handheld device supports. Thus you get control over your videos. You can convert them for any applications or devices or platforms.

Wang Alice - About Author:
Alice wang is a experienced writer in areas of software, such as mac flv converter and flv video converter for mac and so on. If you want to know more details about software, please contact with me.

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