Mar 19, 2006
My Digital Life Editorial Team

Convert Flash Video .flv Files to .mpg or .avi and Other Media Formats

With some tricks, it’s now possible to download the videos that hosted and shared on online video sites such as YouTube and Google Video, instead of just watching the video embedded on the websites.

Some video files that are downloaded from these online video hosting sites may be in the format of Flash Video (.flv). For whatever reasons, such as prefer to view and store the videos in mpeg format, or want to play the offline video clips in portable player such as PSP and iPod, or simply don’t like to view it with FLV Player, then there is a need to convert the .flv video format to another format such as .avi, .mov, .wmv and .mpg. There are several tools and conversion utilities that can be used to do the media format conversion.

Riva FLV Encoder

Able to decode Flash Video into AVI, MPEG, Quicktime and WMV. The utility is capable to do the encoding into Flash Video too, and comes with a FLV Player. The conversion may have issue of audio codec cannot be transcoded. For solution and conversion tutorial, visit VideoHelp.

Total Video Converter

A total solution to video conversion which supports reading, playing lots of video and audio formats and converting them to popular video formats. Supported source/input file formats include:

Video Formats:

  • Rmvb(.rm,.rmvb)
  • MPEG4(.mp4)
  • 3gp(.3gp, 3g2)
  • Game Psp(.psp)
  • MPEG1(.mpg, mpeg)
  • MPEG2 PS (.mpg, mpeg, vob)
  • MPEG2 TS (DVB Transport Stream)
  • Ms ASF(.asf, .wmv)
  • Ms AVI(.avi)
  • Macromedia Flash video FLV (.flv)
  • Real Video (rm)
  • Apple Quicktime(.mov)
  • FLIC format(.fli, .flc)
  • Gif Animation(.gif)
  • DV (.dv)
  • Video Formats Dx9 Directshow can open

Audio Formats:

  • CD audio(.cda)
  • MPEG audio(.mp3, mp2)
  • Ms WAV(.wav)
  • Ms WMA(.wma)
  • Real Audio (.ra)
  • OGG(.ogg)
  • Amr audio(.amr)
  • AC3(.ac3)
  • SUN AU format (.au)
  • Macromedia Flash embedded audio(.swf)
  • Audio Formats Dx9 Directshow can open

Game Video Formats:

  • Technologies format, used in some games(.4xm)
  • Playstation STR
  • Id RoQ used in Quake III, Jedi Knight 2, other computer games
  • format used in various Interplay computer games, Interplay MVE
  • multimedia format used in Origin’s Wing Commander III computer game,WC3 Movie
  • used in many Sega Saturn console games, Sega FILM/CPK
  • Multimedia formats used in Westwood Studios games, Westwood Studios VQA/AUD
  • Used in Quake II, Id Cinematic (.cin)
  • used in Sierra CD-ROM games, Sierra VMD
  • used in Sierra Online games, .sol files
  • Electronic Arts Multimedia, Matroska
  • used in various EA games; files have extensions like WVE and UV2
  • Nullsoft Video (NSV) format

And Total Video Converter able to convert any of the file formats above to the following video media formats, including of mobile videos or audios (mp4, 3gp, xvid, divx mpeg4 avi, amr audio) which are used by cellphone, PDA, PSP, iPod:

Video Formats:

  • MPEG4(.mp4)
  • 3gp(.3gp, 3g2)
  • Game Psp(.psp)
  • MPEG1(.mpg, mpeg)
  • NTSC, PAL DVD mpeg
  • NTSC, PAL SVCD mpeg
  • NTSC, PAL VCD mpeg
  • Ms Mpeg4 AVI(.avi)
  • Divx AVI(.avi)
  • Xvid AVI(.avi)
  • H264 AVI(.avi)
  • Mjpeg AVI(.avi)
  • HuffYUV AVI(.avi)
  • Swf Video(.swf)
  • Flv Video (.flv)
  • Gif Animation(.gif)
  • Mpeg4 Mov(.mov)
  • Apple Quicktime(.mov)
  • FLIC format(.fli, .flc)
  • Gif Animation(.gif)
  • DV (.dv)

Audio Formats:

  • MPEG audio(.mp3, mp2)
  • Ms WAV(.wav)
  • Ms WMA(.wma)
  • OGG(.ogg)
  • Amr audio(.amr)
  • AC3(.ac3)
  • SUN AU format (.au)
  • m4a(mp4 audio)

SUPER – Simplified Universal Player Encoder & Renderer

SUPER supports a wide variety of input/source file format to play or encode and decode without any additional third party software. It’s a GUI to ffmpeg, mencoder, mplayer, ffmpeg2theora & the theora/vorbis RealProducer plugIn. SUPER is a simple yet very efficient tool to convert (encode) or play any Multimedia file, and most video formats and also portable formats for PSP, iPod, PocketPC and NEC, Nokia, Siemens, SonyEricsson are supported.

FLV Online Converter

A free online FLV converter that grab the video from Youtube from embedded web page and convert it on the fly and let you download the properly converted video.

Media Convert

A universal media and file format converter which also able to convert FLV flash video format to another video format.

VDownloader or Web Video Downloader

A free utility that download flash video from Youtube, Google Video, Grinvi and DailyMotion, and then automatically convert the flash video (FLV) to supported video format such as AVI, MPEG (MPG) and PSP video files. One stone kill 2 birds application if you plan to download your flash video from online video sharing and hosting sites.

aTube Video Catcher

An useful program to download, and convert videos from FLV or Google Video format to MPG, AVI, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, PSP, MOV, and the flash video FLV itself. It ables to convert standalone flash videos stored locally, or directly from web location too. The video can also be encoded to standard format for DVD, VCD, IPod and PSP.

Extensoft Free Video Converter

Free Video Converter allows the users to convert, split, merge and edit their movie files.

Cool FLV to MOV Converter

FLV to MOV Converter (or also called Cool FLV to MOV Converter) is a free and user friendly video file format converter which allows users to convert flv video format and other video formats to Quick Time format with mov extension.

MPlayer’s MEncoder

MEncoder is an all-purpose encoder that is part of MPlayer, a movie player which runs on many systems. It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs. MEncoder is command-line based with limited GUI. It supports wide range of file formats as MPlayer, and it also enable format conversion to be done in x86, Unix, Linux, Red Hat, Mac OS X and other non-x86 system.

Example of command line MEncode syntax:

mencoder input.flv -ofps 15 -vf scale=300:-2 -oac lavc -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=msmpeg4v2:acodec=mp3:abitrate=64 -o output.avi

Replace input.flv and output.avi to your desired file name.


iSquint is an iPod video conversion application for Mac OS X. It will convert most popular video formats, including .flv into .mp4 format.

PSP Video 9

PSP Video 9 is a free PSP video conversion and management application. It can convert regular PC video files (avi, mpeg, flv etc) into PSP video files that can plays in PSP portable player, as well as manage/copy these PSP video files between your PC and PSP.

Videora iPod Converter

Videora iPod Converter is a free video conversion application that converts your regular PC video files (avi, mpeg, flv etc) into the proper video format that can plays on your iPod.

  • ferry

    as for me, I always use this flash to video converter, I heard a lot of positive opinions about it!) but thanx)

  • bencody01

    Aunsoft Video Converter helps you convert between various formats. It is the must-have conversion tool for video lovers, and enables you to enjoy movies on computer, to further edit video for creation, to present video on HDTV, and to publish video online in web-friendly format.

  • Janet

    Thanx for sharing the helpful guide!

    But I have got iFunia Flv Converter for my flv converting, it can convert FLV to video and convert video to FLV, very handy set, do great jobs for me so far.

  • caroline

    in fact there are many tools can realize that function in converting flv to avi or mpg, like handbrake, but on my side, I more prefer to use this flv converter

  • cokk

    for mac I like Macvide FlashVideo Converter

  • esteban pech aldecua

    grett program its excelent very thanks

  • müzik

    thanks for this program super

  • anniebehrman

    Pavtube Video Converter Mac.

  • inna

    hi!!thanks for information on convertors, i personaly use Visifly – its pretty simple and i dont need no help

  • Alsobrooks

    thanks for the post…very well written.

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  • blood

    as i know,

    Wondershare FLV Converter powerful FLV to video converter and video to FLV Converter, which is designed to help you convert FLV to video format such as AVI, MP4, MPG, WMV, MOV, ASF, MKV, 3GP, 3G2 etc. Besides, it can help you finish converting most standards, High Definition videos and AVCHD videos to Youtube FLV format and other common video/audio formats with high speed and excellent quality.

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  • maccolar

    You may try , it's a nice free online video converter that works for both windows and mac, and here is a guide about how to use it

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    for Mac users, iSquint is the good video converter for Mac.

  • lazerer

    Same here, I'm using Aimersoft Video Converter

  • LynnLu

    If you are Mac users ,maybe this software :Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac is a wonderful choice for you.

  • angelina

    Use flash video mx pro to convert your video to Flash then upload to YouTube:

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  • windbell

    I use aimersoft video converter for a long time, it's also a nice software to convert videos

  • DJ Spect

    I use Flash to Video Encoder pro. It suits me and I don't need nothing else other.

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  • bee

    try , it converts many formats, and no need to install anything. and it's free. if you wish, it can send files only with no conversion.

    it downloads youtube videos, or converts them online. it also convert units

  • Jack.Teom

    Try E.M. Youtube video download tool.

    Works great and easy to use.


    Convert FLV videos to any videos or audios (dv, mp4, psp, 3gp, mov, xvid, divx mpeg4 avi,h264 avi, gif, asf, wmv, wma, mp3, aac, amr…)which are used by cell-phone, PDA, PSP, iPod, iPhone, mp4…;

  • SV Creation

    I nee a small anmated movie clip for use of flash intro. what is possible

  • lee

    Convert flv to dvd, download youtube video and burn it to dvd use Total Video2Dvd Author,

  • Akhlaque

    I just wanted to convert .flv (downloaded from YouTube)to mpeg.

  • DancerExpert


    Just use —>>> "ZillaTube"

    With just this program, you can quickly download youtube videos, play them and even convert them to other good quality videos such as mpg, avi, mp4, and more.

    You can get it at

  • Daisy0627

    I downloaded the .flv files from a youtube

    i use flv to video converter

    It downloads YouTube and other videos in the internet to files such as .avi, .3gp, .mp4 and .mp3, As it contains a free youtube downloader

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  • kvz

    An ffmpeg flv tutorial for beginners

  • Jonny

    Here is a new Youtube video converter. It lets you view all Youtubes videos and then download an convert your favourite to MPEG.

    <a href="http://WWW.TUBEFISH.NET” target=”_blank”>WWW.TUBEFISH.NET

  • Moyea

    Moyea flv converter is great software

    support convert flv to all popular formats

  • Raph service

    offers conversion:

    – SWF or FLV to AVI Video (mpeg

    – FLV to AVI

    – FLV to MOV

    – FLV to WMV

    – FLV to MP4

    – FLV to 3GP

    – FLV to DVD

    and much more free video conversions!!!

    Try it for free and enjoy.

  • golf

    I have used jack mentioned, it is a good free website tool to convert flv to other formats very well

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  • golf

    I used moyea flv to video converter, that have a tutorial step by step about convert flv to ipod, It's so simple program that I haven't any problem with converting my flv files.

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  • Bro

    SWF Toolbox

    offers conversion:

    – SWF or FLV to AVI Video (mpeg);

    – FLV or SWF to GIF(jpeg/bmp);

    – FLV or SWF to EXE;

    – Projector EXE back into SWF;

    – FLV to SWF

  • jack

    Convert flv to other format video online:

  • Billy

    I want it

  • FLV converter

    Yup, and moyea flv to video converter can also do this, details see at this FLV converter

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  • joepublic

    I know where you can get a serial try their site they exchange them for something called money

  • Anthony

    who can give me serial for moyea flv to video converter?

  • natraju

    for practicing instructional vedios

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  • admin

    After you convert to mpg, you can burn to CD by creating a Video CD, then you will get the dat in the vcd created. Or simply rename the .mpg to .dat.

  • Anthony

    can anyone help me where can i find a converter that converts .flv to .dat file? because i want to play it in vcd player.

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  • mee

    JC>ahhsorry hehehe i meant video same way just go Start: search,then write mpeg there or avi>then search.

    in XP is easier just click for video>then search,results will show where they landed in ur C

  • mee

    easy! just go START: then option search file

    write mp3>then search C

    in XP i think option is:search music

    then u can see where they are

    good luck

  • helo

    The riva flv encoder turns things into flv files, and i want it the other way around, what am i doing wrong

  • adooooooo


    thanks for the info.. i need to convert the utube videos to wmv. coz they come as flv.. i downloaded the riva flv one…have to try…thanks for info again

  • Chris Jakeman


    The free Riva FLV Encoder worked fine converting to mpeg files. Many thanks.

    I very nearly gave up as there was no mention of this capability in the product description. However the forum covered it fairly well.

    To encourage others, would be helpful if you could make that clear in your item above.

    Just my thoughts,


  • ahqvpo

    For replay converter's guide(a flv converter), see the link:….

    Mac users may look at iSquint. It's a free application. It can be downloaded at

  • golda

    subperb! thanks!

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    A new flv to video software at

  • Sarmad

    CAn any1 give the serial forit?

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  • jc

    I have used Super to convert flv files to mpegs and avi files. Can anyone tell me where the files are Saved to once they are converted? i can't find them on my computer.


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