Have downloaded some awesome FLV videos from online video sharing sites and want to import FLV to iTunes so that you can transfer the FLV videos to your Apple devices? Consider it as a headache because iTunes doesn't recognize your files? Now you should feel relieved. In this article, you'll learn how to add FLV to iTunes library with ease.
First of all, have a look at iTunes supported video formats: MPEG-4 (.mp4, .mov or .m4v) files with H.264 compress. Since FLV is not an iTunes friendly video formats, you need to convert FLV to iTunes format first if you want to transfer them to iTunes library. The valuable Ultimate Video Converter from Aimersoft is a good choice to help you convert FLV files to iTunes in Windows 8/7/XP/Vista while the equivalent Mac version allows you to change FLV format to iTunes on Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 Mountain Lion and the latest Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). Get the program and have a quick read of the detailed steps to convert and transfer FLV movies to iTunes.
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How to convert FLV to iTunes compatible formats with ease
The step-by-step guide below takes the FLV to iTunes conversion in Windows as an example. The way to complete the conversion on Mac is the same. Just check and make sure you've got the right version.
1Load FLV videos
Install and run the video conversion program and then click Add Files to load FLV files or simply drag the FLV videos you want to convert to the main interface. After the files have been loaded, you can have a preview of them and take snapshots while the video is playing. And if you want to convert several FLV videos into one file for iTunes, simply tick Merge all videos into one file.
2 Edit the FLV files (optional)
This FLV video to iTunes converter provides some video editing features, including Crop, Rotate, Add Watermarks, Adjust Video Effects and more. Click the Edit button to enter the video editing windows, where you can personalize and touch up your videos instantly.
3 Set the output format and start conversion
Next, click Output Format > Format > Video and choose MOV, MP4 or M4V as the output file format (MP4, MOV and M4V are compatible with iTunes). If you want to import FLV to iTunes and then sync them to iPhone/iPad/iPod, you can just click Device > Apple and choose a device as the output format according to which Apple device you have. In this way, you can convert FLV to fit your portable media player.
4Convert and Transfer FLV to iTunes
When you're satisfied with all the settings, click Convert and the program will start converting FLV to your selected format. When then conversion finishes, click Open Folder to get the iTunes compatible videos.
To Import FLV files to iTunes:
Launch iTunes and click File > Add Files to Library to import the converted videos to iTunes library. Bingo! Now you've successfully put FLV in iTunes library.
What is FLV
FLV is said to be container file format that was originally developed by macromedia. It is often used for online streaming and online video delivering. You would need to install Adobe Flash Player for playing it. It allows you to get imbed code for sharing purposes. FLV and F4V are two flash formats. FLV audio video data gets encoding that is near or almost similar to SWF files. The F4V format is basically the ISO base media file format and it starts with the Flash Player 9 update 3. Both formats are supported by Adobe flash player.