- What Interesting Things You Can Do with FLV?
Are you an FLV fan? I know that you are so crazy about YouTube, Fox, or ABC, but if you haven’t find out the interesting things below, you are not a true fan.
10 Interesting Things You Can Do with FLV for Free
- 1. Enjoy FLV online
First and most popular thing you can do with FLV, is no doubt watching online FLV videos.
Ever since YouTube accepted Flash video as its main content, Flash video meet its booming time online. Tens of thousands of video-sharing sites came out one after another to catch the eyes of every visitor. On what site can you enjoy nice online Flash videos (FLV)? Here is a list of top 10 video-sharing sites for nice FLV videos.
- 2. Download FLV
If you often surf online watching FLV videos, you will be annoyed by the buffering time at the beginning or in the process of playing while the internet speed is not so good. What can you do to solve this? It is very easy. Just download the FLV and enjoy the FLV on your own computer anytime you like.
There are several ways to download FLV files from these sites. Here I recommend two free ways.
First, download the FLV with a free FLV downloader, YouTube FLV Downloader. It downloads not only FLVs from YouTube, but also from Fox, blogTV, MySpace, Dailymotion, and other popular sites.
Just enable the capture icon in Capture section (it’s enabled by default); click in the page where the video is playing in your browser; the downloader will capture the URL automatically; right click on the URL in the program and select download; the FLV will be downloaded in a short time. You can batch download many FLV files at one time.
Second, you can also free download with a website, www.convertdirect.com.
Just insert the FLV URL in the URL box, and click the download button.
- 3. Edit FLV
Actually, you can do far more than merely download and play FLV videos. You can edit the FLV video to get your desired length, and effects. Here you have some choices.
First, Moyea FLV Editor Lite. It is totally free now. You can trim, cut, split FLV video and audio, replace FLV audio, and merge FLV. You can even compile an MP3 to FLV. The most attractive thing is that it perfectly keeps the original quality and exports really fast. You can even make your own MTV with it. Its timeline editing feature will save your time in utmost.
After the edit, you can export the FLV to your computer for further enjoying, or to FLV to Video Converter to transform to other formats. You can even upload the FLV to your blog or other video-sharing sites for sharing.
- 4. Play FLV
Once you downloaded the FLV to your computer, or edited the FLV with some FLV editor, you can play the FLV with some free FLV players, such as Moyea FLV Player. You can play the FLV in full screen, enjoy the FLV in playlist, play FLV by its URL, or capture images in the FLV video. This player enables you to play not only normal FLV files, but also F4V files.
And also you can play the FLV in YouTube FLV Downloader Library or playlist.
Or play the FLV in FLV Editor Lite Beta. Just select "Window> Show Player Only".
- 5. Upload FLV online
Once you get your personalized FLV files edited with FLV editor, or favorite FLV files downloaded with some FLV downloader, you might be interested in uploading and sharing them online. You can both upload them to video-sharing sites like YouTube, and your own blog or website.
To upload the FLV to video-sharing sites, you can sign up to the site and upload with your account.
- 6. FLV to PPT or PDF
If you are having some business presentations and would like to add some video contents to make it more interesting, you will find the following stuff useful.
For PPT and PDF (Acrobat 8 and below), you can’t insert FLV contents directly. You must convert the FLV into other formats like WMV, MPEG, AVI, etc. And then, you will find it easy with the guides below:
The best FLV tool for PDF ! (Acrobat 7)
If you are using Acrobat 9, you needn’t convert the FLV stuff into any other formats, since it supports FLV contents. Just insert the FLV directly. But you need to use Acrobat Reader 9 and above to play the FLV.
- 7. Enjoy FLV on DVD
Watching videos online is fun, but temporary. If you’d like to save the nice memories for a longer time, you can burn the FLV to DVD and enjoy with DVD player in larger screen on your TV.
With FLV to Video Converter Pro, you can convert the FLV into format acceptable to DVD. All you need to do is to convert the FLV to MPEG, and burn the file to DVD with some free burner.
To burn the file with Nero, you can refer to "How to burn a DVD-Video Disc with Nero Burning ROM".
To get more free burners, please refer to "Top free burning software".
- 8. Enjoy FLV on portable devices
There is another way to share and enjoy the FLVs, share them on your portable devices like iPod, iPhone, PSP, Pocket PC, Creative Zen, Zune, Xbox, or Windows Mobile. What can you do to enjoy them more steadily on your portable? It’s easy with FLV to Video Converter. All you need to do is to import the FLV files, do some simple edit settings, and convert to the right format. It supports not only normal FLV files, but also h.264 FLV files and F4V.
Besides, for online FLV files, you can use www.convertdirect.com to convert free. But it will take some time to wait for the converted file download link.
- 9. Make your own FLV video-sharing site
After enjoying all the nice FLVs online, have you ever thought of making a video-sharing site of your own? Now there are many SDK products which are really in need. If you have some knowledge of web design and server, you can make a YouTube of your own. If search online, you will find hundreds, here I recommend Flash Video MX SDK which is available to many programming languages, and two different interfaces: COM Components and Command Line.
- 10. Make your own FLV to video converting website
What’s more you can do with FLV videos? Have you ever though of converting the FLV videos to other format online or from local, and sell them to music and video fans? It’s not that difficult with FLV Converter SDK. You can not only convert FLV to popular videos for portable devices, but also convert FLV to audios. A most outstanding example of this SDK is www.convertdirect.com which helps convert thousands of FLVs to other video format.
As long as you are interested in FLV videos, and you are creative enough, you will find out the most interesting things to do with FLV by yourself. Hope you enjoy the article and the time with FLV! Have fun!