How to convert FLV to AVI for editing in iMovie

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Monday, February 16, 2009

Downloading cool videos from YouTube or Google Video on you Mac. Now who doesn’t need that? What you know is that these videos files are in FLV format. After download you are agog on watching out the video. It’s not a big deal if you have a FLV to AVI converter for Mac OS X. The rest of it, you’ll have to learn.

FLV to AVI converter for Mac is a Mactonish software with which you can not only convert FLV to AVI and vice-versa, but also other popular video formats.  Convert the files to play on your iPod touch, iPhone,  iPod classic, iPod nano, Apple TV, PSP, PS3 and other players. Converting the FLV files into AVI format  let’s you play the files on your Quicktime player, Real player, Archos player video or Creative Zen.  Player .

Before you begin with the steps for conversion first download and launch the FLV to AVI converter for Mac

For Power PC version


For Intel version


Here are steps to convert the FLV to AVI

Step 1

After launching the video converter you get the add files button. Click on it and add the files you want to convert.

Step 2

Click Browse button and choose the output path where you want the converted AVI video to be stored.

Step 3

Look for the format option. Click the downarrow to get the Archos player video or Creative Zen Player video(*.avi). On the contrary you can convert avi to flv by selecting the (*.flv).

Step 4

Click on the convert button to start the conversion.

So you are done . Enjoy the video on your the Archos player video or Creative Zen Player.

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September 29, 2009: 5:07 am

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September 9, 2009: 7:31 am

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May 5, 2009: 7:14 am

Six ways to converts flv video to avi
By Flv Converter | Last updated 03/11/2009 09:08:04 AM
Today, Flv is a popular video format widely on internet. almost all online video website use it, like youtube, google, yahoo etc. But you will find the flv video can not be played on Media Player or other common Player.

How to converts them to avi, mpeg? Follows are six ways.

1, online converts

That is a easy ways convert a flv to other video format. There are some online video website can finish it. you only provides a url like “″. you can search the “flv converter online” on find these websites.

Advantage: easy, free.

Disadvantage: sometimes speed is too slowly. cannt support multiple files.

2, free software tools.

There are some free software tools can converts flv video, almost based ffmpeg which is a open source media project. one free software named “Free flv to avi Converter” you can search it on

Advantage: free.

Disadvantage: cannt support multiple files, have some bug.

3, open source tools.

ffmpeg is a open source project, it is free and powerful. but it only provides command line and have not a friendly interface.

Advantage: free. powerful

Disadvantage: cannt support multiple files, no friendly interface.

4, flv downloader software.

almost flv downloader is free, a part of have the converter feature. One famous software named “ViDown FLV Downloader” which is a free software.

Advantage: free.

Disadvantage: friendly interface.

5, video converter software.

now, almost video converter software support convert flv video. but almost have not optimized for flv video.

Advantage: easy.

Disadvantage: not free, not optimized for flv video.

6, flv converter software.

That is a video converter software optimized for flv video, and support batch converting. but have not free software now. these software like “Power Flv Converter”, “Ultra Flash Video FLV Converter”, “Mac FLV converter”, etc.

Advantage: easy. support multiple files. optimized for flv video.

Disadvantage: not free

April 29, 2009: 10:44 am

You can use online flv converter, Directly convert online FLV/YouTube to AVI/MP3/WMV/3GP/MP4/iPod /Zune /PSP. It is full free!

February 26, 2009: 10:47 am

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February 16, 2009: 11:10 pm

Recommend you check out VLC. It’s free, and open source. Seems to handle FLV files OK - and certainly can convert them to WMV, MPG, etc. It does have some issues with converting / playing the audio portion of FLVs on occasion though.

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