converting .flv for free?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Floris1994, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Floris1994 Guest

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    #1
    Hi,

    I download videos using safari from youtube by pressing window, then activity and then while on the youtube page double-clicking on the largest file.
    Anyways that is how I get them but they are in .flv files that cannot be read by quicktime, ipods or iTunes. Is there a FREE way to convert them?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #2
    Podtube is a popular one, if your needs are limited to Youtube in particular, as it makes it very simple.

    Otherwise, there are a few apps mentioned in various threads...

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=621861
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=288724

    Several of those threads mention VisualHub and iSquint -- they were very popular but they're not currently available. However, VisualHub is coming back as an open source app called Transcoder Redux that might be worth looking at.
     
  3. glasserp macrumors regular

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    Detroit, MI
    #3
    you can watch flv with quicktime using the plug in perian
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    #4
    Yep, Perian.

    For converting to iTunes and use on iPod, Podtune looks promising.
     

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