How to convert FLV files to MP4

MP4 files are all about versatility, and they’re usually compatible with computers, smart TVs, and even some older devices like iPods. If you have some FLV files that you want to project onto a big screen or mobile device, the first step is to convert these videos to an MP4 file.

There are several ways that you can start the conversion process, and we’ve highlighted three main techniques below.

Free FLV to MP4 Converter (Windows)

Free FLV to MP4 Converter delivers what its name promises. Its sleek interface is easy to navigate through, and it contains a multitude of output options. The premium version of the software allows you to edit videos and offers more options. However, for most users, the additional features are unnecessary.

Step 1: Head over to the Free FLV to MP4 Converter download page, and click the green Download Now button. Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the software.

Step 2: Once open, click Add File(s) either in the upper-left corner of the program or the big orange Add File(s) button in the center of the program. Find and select the FLV file you want to convert.

Windows MP4 converter screenshot

Step 3: Open the drop-down menu next to Output format. Then, select MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4).

Step 4: Open the drop-down menu next to Output folder. From there, choose a save location, and click the orange Convert button. You may be prompted to enter a code, which is easily retrievable via email once you register for an account.

Step 5: Once the conversion is complete, you’re free to enjoy your newly-minted MP4 file!

Note: Your new MP4 file may contain a six-second ad from Aiseesoft (the creator of the free software) at the beginning of it. But you should be able to remove it by using the video editing app of your choice, like Windows’ Photo app.

Free MP4 Converter (Mac OS)

Mac OS Free MP4 Converter Screenshot
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While this lightweight, freemium app primarily functions as an MP4 converter, it also includes helpful video editing tools and allows you to perform batch conversions (the ability to convert video files into multiple, different formats at once).

Step 1: Navigate to the app’s page, and click the blue View in Mac App Store link to check out the app in the Mac App Store. Then, click the blue Free button, and enter your Apple password if prompted.

Step 2: Once you have Free MP4 Converter open, click Add Video in the upper-left corner of the app’s window. Then, find and select the FLV file you want to convert.

Step 3: Open the drop-down menu next to Profile. Then, select the device you intend to play your MP4 file with. Choose a save location, and click the blue Convert button.

Step 4: Once the conversion is complete, you’re free to enjoy your new MP4 file!

Cloud Convert (Web-based)

The Cloud Convert site supports myriad file formats, along with the option to automatically save files to your email, Dropbox, and Google Drive accounts. Plus, the software is entirely devoid of advertisements, and since it’s Web-based, you can use it on any computer without needing a download, making it a good choice for one-time conversions.

Cloud Convert screenshot
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Step 1: Open the Cloud Convert homepage, and click Select File. Then, find the FLV file you want to convert.

Step 2: Once you add the FLV file you wish to convert, choose MP4 from the drop-down list next to the file’s name. Click the wrench icon to the right to adjust settings like bitrate, frequency, normalization, and others, but this is optional.

Step 3: Click the red Convert button to begin the process. Once complete, you’re free to enjoy your new MP4 file!

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