How to Convert FLV to QuickTime for Playing?

Flash Video (FLV) is the name of a file format used to deliver video over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player. The most recent public release of Flash Player supports H.264 video and HE-AAC audio. Flash Video content may also be embedded within SWF files. Notable websites of the Flash Video format include YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo! Video,,, etc.

If you find some wonderful FLV videos from YouTube or other video-sharing sites, you may want to download YouTube videos and save them on your Mac for playing anytime you like or editing them to create your movie masterpiece. But if you want to play FLV on QickTime on Mac, you may find that these FLV videos are not supported by QuickTime Player.


“Why after years of doing so, are FLV files not playable via QuickTime, and suddenly become a ‘format QuickTime Player no longer understands’? What happened? Why? This is ridiculous.”

As the default media player on Mac, QuickTime must be the first choice. Since FLV can’t be recognized by QuickTime, you have to convert FLV to QuickTime supported formats:

Though QuickTime can support many kinds of video formats, MOV can be much easier than others when playing on QuickTime Player. MOV format is the default video format for Mac OS X Yosemite as well as most Mac applications. So, we can take actions to solve incompatible issues of playing FLV on QuickTime. Having tested so many free and commercial programs, Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended to convert FLV to QuickTime MOV for smooth watching.

How to convert FLV to QuickTime for playing?

Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load your FLV files. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.

Step 2: Select the right formats for playing on QuickTime. Here we suggest you to go to the “Common Video” list, you will get the “MOV- QuickTime (*.mov)” as the best output.

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Step 3: Adjust video and audio parameters, including the bit rate of video and audio, the codec of video and audio, video size, sample rate, frame rate, audio channels, etc., in the Profile Settings by hitting “Settings” button.

Step 4: Click “Convert” button to start FLV to QuickTime MOV conversion for QuickTime playing. You can get the generated files by clicking “Open” button.

Conclusion: If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off “Showdown computer when conversion completed” and go away to do other things. You can save $25.1 if you buy Pavtube iMixMXF andPavtube Video Converter for Mac together. Learn more about it on our money saving bundles and deals page.

Note: iMixMXF Key Features:
-Import/preserve/mix multi-track MXF in MKV/MP4/MOV formats.
-Output multi-track Apple Prores MOV for further editing in Final Cut Pro (X).
-Support DVCPRO/HDV/Avid DNxHD/AIC output.
-Convert MXF to any other formats for editing, playing, or broadcasting.
-Merge/split/trim/crop MXF footages.

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