Most of the videos that you download from the Internet comes in Flash Video format, or better known as FLV. The most annoying thing about FLV videos is that they are sometimes incompatible with the common media player applications in Windows. You can’t add a FLV video in a powerpoint presentation or you need to convert them into other formats before you decide to burn then in a DVD drive so that you can view the videos in Television. Free FLV Converter is a simple yet useful utility for Windows that makes converting FLV videos a simple job.
Features of Free FLV Convertor
Apart from converting FLV videos into other formats, Free FLV convertor has some more features. You can download FLV videos from the popular video sharing sites such as Youtube, Google video, Dailymotion, Metacafe using this utility. The application can also convert FLV videos into AVI, iPod and MPEG formats.If you have an iPhone and want to convert the FLV videos into iPhone or 3GP formats, Free FLV convertor can do that in minutes too. What more? You can even extract only the audio from a FLV video and save it as MP3.
On the other hand, if you want to convert videos from other formats into FLV, this convertor can also do that. You can convert videos with MPEG, DiVx, Xvid, DVD and AVI formats into FLV.
When you run the program for the first time, you will be prompted to choose the language.
Now there will be lot of options to choose from. Let’s look at each option one by one.
Search for Videos
You can search for videos using the search feature built in the application. Just type in some words and the utility will search the following list video sharing sites (Youtube, Dailymotion, Google Video, Metacafe, Megavideo or Yahoo) for your video. The videos matching your search terms are shown in the right hand pane of the application.
Select any video from the search results and you can play it right inside the application. There is no need to open any browser. You can even download he video in your computer. This solves the problem of switching to multiple video sharing sites to look for your video. It also saves you the effort to download and install some browser extension to download the video. Free FLV Converter does the job well, and most importantly it’s way much faster.
Convert FLV videos into AVI
1. To convert an FLV video to AVI, switch to the “Conversion to FLV” tab. A window will open to ask you to browse to the FLV video that you want to convert. Click the Browse button and select the FLV video.
Next, just choose the location you want to save the converted file and click the “Convert” button. The application will convert the video into AVI format.
Convert a Video into FLV format
You can also convert a regular video into FLV format using this application. Open the program and select “Conversion to FLV” button. In a similar way, just browse to the video that you want to convert and choose the output location.
Free FLV convertor is an all in one tool for a lot of tasks. It can search for videos from the best video sharing sites, lets you preview and download them and you can also download a list of videos by entering a simple text file containing all the video URLs. It lets you convert videos from FLV to other formats and also from other formats to FLV. Have you tried Free FLV convertor yet ? Do you use any other tool for the same job? Do let us know through a comment.