As the global leader of video-sharing website, YouTube has brought us much convenience and abundance. It seems that we can find almost all we want there: music, video, news, information, etc. The number of YouTube monthly active users has reached to over 1 billion. Besides, more than 6 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube—that's almost an hour for every person on Earth. With so many people hanging there, sometimes, it's not as smooth as we expected to enjoy YouTube FLV videos online. Alternatively, it is a good idea to download and play the videos offline.
It is always easier said than done. Here are the questions asked by some people:
1. "Can someone tell me what's a .flv file and how to either make it into a .avi file and playable in Windows Movie Maker or simply to make it playable. I got a cool little application called download helper, but everything it saves for me is in .flv and I have no clue what to do?". 2. "I just got some YouTube videos(in .flv format), I cannot figure out the right way to play them on my smart phone (Sony Xperia). Please help!". 3. "How can I play YouTube FLV videos on iPhone 5 please?"
Well, before we get started, it's necessary to have a glance at what FLV format is. FLV, short for Flash Video, is a video format used to deliver videos over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player 6/7/8/9. FLV content may also be embedded within SWF files. Currently, there are some brand websites using the FLV file format which include: YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo! Video, MySpace and Reuters.com.
Basically, an FLV file can be opened or played by some programs natively such as Adobe's Flash Player (version 7 and later), RealPlayer, VLC, MPlayer, and other popular media players. Besides, Adobe Premiere Pro can support the editing of FLV file well. However, if you would like to play an FLV file on other programs such as Windows Movie Maker, QuickTime or portable mobile devices like Sony Xperia, it is a must to convert the FLV file to another file type. For example, transfer FLV to Xperia friendly video format like MP4, convert FLV to AVI for Windows Movie Maker, etc. In addition, Apple devices like iPhone 5 has also turned down the support for Adobe Flash Player, that is why iPhone users cannot play the FLV files since they have to use iTunes to manage their media data. In light of this, there is nothing we can do but to import YouTube videos to iTunes before trasferring FLV files to iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. That is to say, we need to convert FLV to M4V to make YouTube FLV videos acceptable by iTunes.
To solve all of the problems above, a professional and easy-to-use third-party program is enough. Doremisoft FLV Video Converter is the recommendable software specializing in handling the FLV file issues perfectly. The process of conducting the conversion is as easy as eating a pie, which goes like this: import FLV video file--set output format--edit the video optionally--start to convert.
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