FLV to MPEG - Free Software to convert Flash (.flv) files to MPEG video format
FLV to MPEG is one freeware to help you to convert Flash files (*.flv or *.swf) to MPEG video format, support MPEG formats include AVI, DivX, XviD, MPEG1, MPEG4 (MP4), FLV to MPEG provide two special output video options: SONG PSP video format (MP4, wide screen on your PSP) and IPad/IPhone/IPad video format, you can convert your flash video files directly to these hand held devices, now you can show and enjoy your favorite video everywhere at anytime.
With simple interface, excellent conversion with speed and high quality, this free software is an ideal FLV to mpeg conversion tool for everyone. The license of this program is FREEWARE, which means it is absolutely free for any personal and non-commercial use.
Download here, it is FREE (mirror)
File Size: 6.71 MB
Some bugs have be fixed, the ouput MPEG video files can work fine with all main media player. The default MPEG2 is for NTSC DVD with ac3 audio.
How to Use FLV to MPEGFLV to MPEG have one very simple and friendly main screen, you just need click "Add Files" button to choice your flash .flv/.swf files on your pc, then click "Convert" button to start the conversion, when program convert, one process bar can tell how much percent had be done. If you choice Xvid video format, for good video quality, FLV to MPEG need more time to decode and encoder the video data, after all conversion are done, the output files will put the output folder, the default output folder is same with the first input flash files that you choice, you can change this with click "Browse" button.
This program support batch conversion, users can add many Flash FLV files one time, it can convert these files on the fly in a batch, works much faster than converting them one-by-one.
Program can work with Windows XP, Windows Vista/7, support both 32bit and 64bits, program need more 100 MB free hard disk space for working.
About Flash FLV
Flash FLV stands for Flash Video Files. Flash Video is the name of a file format used to deliver video over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player (initially produced by Macromedia). FLV format has a decent quality-to-file size ratio. 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.
Because of restrictions in the .flv format, Adobe Systems has created new file formats, Flash player does not check the extension of the file, but rather looks inside the file to detect which format it is, these new file formats is .f4v (video/mp4, Video for Adobe Flash Player), .f4p (video/mp4, Protected Video for Adobe Flash Player), .f4a (audio/mp4, Audio for Adobe Flash Player), .f4b (audio/mp4, Audio Book for Adobe Flash Player).
About MPEG and MPEG4
MPEG stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group. MPEG has standardized the following compression formats and ancillary standards: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-3, MPEG-4, MPEG-7, and MPEG-21. The official filename extension for MPEG-4 Part 14 files is .mp4, thus the container format is often referred to simply as MP4. The common but non-standard use of the extensions .m4a and .m4v is due to the popularity of Apple¡¯s iPod, iPhone, and iTunes Store, and Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Zune.
MPEG4 was aimed primarily at low bit-rate video communications; however, its scope was later expanded to be much more of a multimedia coding standard. MPEG-4 is efficient across a variety of bit-rates ranging from a few kilobits per second to tens of megabits per second.