For those who frequently download videos from YouTube or other streaming services may often get FLV format – video in Adobe Flash format. This format cannot be played by QuickTime or watched on iOS. To make it work, it must be converted to another format such as MP4. The easiest way to convert is to use VLC player.
- To convert FLV to MP4 with VLC. Open VLC and then to the File menu> Convert / Stream.
- In the window on the top grab FLV file or drag-n-drop from Windows Explorer/Finder.
- You can change the video and sound profile. If you want fast, the default option presented has been pretty good quality.
- In the next step, select the folder where you save the MP4 file.
After FLV are converted to MP4 files, video files can be added to iTunes for synchronization with the iPad or iPhone.
VLC is often discussed, is a popular video player application on Windows, OS X and iOS . By using VLC you do not need to install additional applications to convert video format only.