How to Play/Open FLV Videos on Mac or Windows PC

by Brian Fisher • • Proven solutions

Why can't play FLV videos on my Mac?

There are dozens of video file formats and not every format is supported by Mac. If the Perian is not there, Mac can't play the Flash Player files. One needs to install Perian to see FLV files. Since sometimes malwares also comes with the flash files, hence the code to run .flv files is not uploaded automatically; you have to download it manually. Alternatively, you can work a video converter to convert FLV to Mac supported format. Here this article will introduce the best video converting software to achieve that.

Play FLV on Mac/PC After Converting to Supported Formats

UniConverter has been widely used to convert videos on Mac (including macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, and 10.7 Lion) and Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista. Many files can be converted at the same time using this software, but the output format remains the same. In addition, it also serves as a great video editing tool. A file can be trimmed in multiple sections using this software. What's more, it can extract audio from video files and that audio can be played on almost all devices.

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Tutorial on converting FLV videos for playback

Step 1. Add FLV Files

Load the files that you want to convert top the converter. Either you can drag and drop the files there or you can upload them using the browse option.

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Step 2. Set Output Format

Select the output format in which you want your file to be converted. Here you need to select "MOV" for playing on Mac. And if you want to play FLV videos on Windows PC, you'd better choose "WMV" as the output format. You can also combine and merge several video files using this software. Just select the video and press "Merge" button.

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Step 3. Start Converting

When you are done with all the settings press "Convert" button and the conversion will automatically start. By the way, you can check here to get more free FLV players as needed.

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