The 3 Best Ways to Convert Files from FLV to MP4

I know that we mostly talk about apps and similar technologies on our site, but today I want to write about something we all need, but might not know the best way to do it. I’m talking about converting files online of course.

Let us say you have encountered an FLV file only to realize that it has limited compatibility with most programs and operating software. Or whatever the case is, you would prefer to have your file in a more vastly supported file format, MP4. To ensure an easy, efficient, and quick conversion of files, you can either resort to a downloaded software or an online tool. For this reason, we will explore the top 3 ways to convert files to MP4 so that file conversion is on your fingertips and nothing you have to worry about.


If you want to escape the entire hassle of having to download and register and complexly navigate through the different options of downloaded freeware, which comes with its own conversion restrictions at times in the free version, it is always an option to just use a clean online tool like With no distracting elements or options that will slow down the conversion, this website is cut clear for any conversion.

Step 1: Select the file which you want to convert from your computer, Google Drive, or Dropbox or drag and drop it on the page.

Step 2: Select MP4 or any other desired format of conversion, (more than 200 supported formats).

Step 3: Download your MP4 file after it has completed the online conversion

2. Free FLV to MP4 Converter

As it promises in its name, it is a fairly straightforward downloadable freeware that can help you accomplish your conversion needs. It includes a variety of options in the freeware, with even more functionality in the premium version. The freeware has a sleek user interface that can be easily navigated through following a few simple steps.

Step 1: Download the freeware from the website by clicking the green Download Now button. The freeware can be downloaded using the instructions seen on the screen.

Step 2: Once the software is downloaded, you can click Add File(s) using the orange button in the center of the interface or by clicking on it in the upper left corner. From here, you select the files you want to upload.

Step 3: Select the output format and output folder from the drop down menus and then hit the orange Convert button. Make the account as prompted and you can download your newly converted MP4 file

3. VLC Media Player

Another way to convert files is through your trusted media player: VLC Media Player. If you have a downloaded file, just open the FLV file in VLC Media Player, and then click Tools to open the drop-down menu on the upper taskbar. Go to codec information and copy the URL of the file in the location bar at the bottom. Paste the URL into your browser’s address bar, right-click, and choose “save” as to save as MP4 in the dialog box that will pop up. Once it begins downloading, it will be the converted file.