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How to Play FLV on Mac OS X (including 10.11 El Capitan)

Flash Video is a container file format. The widely known flash video format is FLV and F4V. Most embed videos on websites are FLV format for the reason that FLV can store large-size video with relatively small file size. However, FLV videos are not compatible with Apple’s program, like QuickTime, iMovie, etc. This fact also keeps you from playing FLV video files on your iPhone, iPad, or some other gadgets with iOS unless you know how to play FLV on Mac. Fortunately, there are always solutions. Here I will share some feasible methods that can be take advantage of to easily open FLV on Mac.

Approach 1: Watch FLV on Mac by using FLV player for Mac

By downloading and installing the proper FLV media player that can handle FLV file format, you can easily view any FLV videos on Mac OS X (El Capitan). Below are some available Mac FLV players:

Wimpy FLV Player

Wimpy FLV Player is cross platform (both Windows and Mac version) stand-alone FLV and SWF player. With it, you can view any FLV videos in a hassle free manner: either by directly dragging and dropping the FLV files you want to watch into the interface or just click on the Folder icon to browse and select what you want. The supported OS is Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

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SWF & FLV Player for Mac

Formerly named SWF Movie Player, SWF & FLV Player for Mac is a free playback tool for Flash Videos. With it, you can play, rewind, fast-forward and playback any movie files frame by frame. Integrating with web browser, SWF & FLV Player can download SWF/FLV video files from various websites. In the simple and intuitive interface of this program, you can also control the sound volume and manage the FLV video playlist.

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Approach 2: Play FLV videos on Mac by converting FLV to Mac supported format

There are plenty of Flash Video player available on the market. You can choose the suitable one according to your needs. However, there may still such kinds of problem: what if the FLV video player doesn’t support your latest Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)? Or what can you do if you want to edit the FLV video files which downloaded from internet with Apple’s video editing program like Final Cut Pro on Mac?

In these cases, Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended to figure out the conversion from FLV to Mac program or devices supported format. This Mac FLV converter can convert any FLV videos to virtually all popular formats like MOV, MP4, M4V, AVI, WMV, MPEG, 3GP and many more. Besides, you can edit and touch up your FLV video on Mac by the built-in video editor. You can change the video frame size, append special artistic effects, merge several FLV videos into one file, add individual text or image watermarks and even load subtitles.

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The procedure of converting FLV to other formats to play successfully on Mac without additional media player is extremely easy. What you need to do is to load the FLV files you want to convert, choose an output format like MOV or M4V, and click the Convert button to start the conversion.

Moreover, Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac can easily download any FLV videos from various websites like YouTube, Hulu, Vimeo, Metacafe and more. Only with a few simple clicks, you can easy get any FLV downloaded and converted to fit your mobile devices. The equivalence of FLV converter for Windows (Windows 10) is Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate.

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