How to Watch FLV videos on PC

John Salley

Dec 06, 2017 07:55 am / Posted by John Salley to Video

We can meet the FLV videos at anywhere which has long been the standard video format used by nearly all embedded video on the internet including the videos found on YouTube, Hulu, Metacafe, Vevo and many more websites. When you download the FLV videos on PC, how to play the FLV vidoe on PC? Many suers are searching for the way. We provide 3 solutions for you, you can choose one you like.

Method 1. Choose the Media Player for FLV

*Install an .FLV Codec on Windows Media Player

For many PC users,Windows Media Player is the common video player, If you want to play the FLV videos on Windows Media Player, you may need to install one FLV codec on it which is capable of encoding or decoding a digital data stream or signal. The process of installing a codec is relatively simple and can also be applied to add or install other codecs to WMP as well. After successfully installing the codec, you will be able to smoothly run files with .flv extension on WMP. After the installation, you can play the FLV video on PC with Windows Media Player.

*Playing FLV on PC with VLC

You ca choose one powerful media players which is capable of playing FLV files, like the VLC which is the best recommendation for watching .flv files because it is free, supports the format after the program has been installed, in addition, it works for Windows, macOS X, and Linux users.

Method 2. Convert the FLV to Other Video Format

 I think  Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is a good option which can support the latest macOS High Sierra. You can import the FLV videos to it and convert the FLV video to other video formats, like the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/MPEG HEVC, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, etc. At the same time, you also can adjust the video parameters by your own knowledge, you can adjust the video and audio codec, video bitrate, video frame,etc. Can’t wait to try? Click the name and get it. 

Quick Guide: Convert the FLV to other video formats

Click 1: Launch the software on your macOS (High) Sierra computer, you can drag the video file to the left windows directly, or click the “Load files” button or “Add video” button to add FLV video file. For saving much time and energy, you can choose to add a folder which contains multiple FLV video files. This software allows you to do batch video conversion.

Add WMV files

Click 2: For better video quality and smoothly playback considerations, friendly suggestion: You can select the H.264 as output format from “Format > HD Video > H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” which is very popular. Also you can choose other video formats you want or need, like the MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, etc.

Specify output file format

If necessary, you can click Setting button and adjust the video parameters for better playback, here, you can refer to the following picture, you can adjust the video and audio codec, video frame, video bitrate, etc. If you want to downscale video, you can adjust the video resolution which is the best way.

Change output file size

Click 3: After all the settings are finished, you can go back to the main interface and click Browse and choose the output video save location (Optional), you also can skip this step and hit Convert button, start the video conversion directly.

You can choose anyway you want, hope you can play FLV video on PC smoothly.