How to convert FLV to AVI on Mac?
"I am trying to find the most cost effective way to convert YouTube flv files to AVI for Mac OS X with which i can make it simple to play FLV on my computers / DVD players... plz suggest a solution which is free to download and is fully working ..even on a trial basis?"
If you are looking for online conversion than Zamzar and Hey Watch are the best converters to convert videos online. They support downloading from YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo! Video, metacafe, Reuters.com, etc, and converting the FLV video to AVI, WMV, MP4, QuickTime MOV and iPod video M4V. Both of them are very simple to use, just upload you file or specify a URL address there and they will convert it for you with in a minutes.
And if you looking for Desktop conversion software than iFunia FLV Converter for Mac is the best one. This one is fully compatible with OS X Lion. Head over here and download the free trial version. It can handle FLV to AVI conversion and can convert also FLV to nearly anything you would want on Mac. The program also supports batch conversion so you can add multiple FLV video in a queue and quickly grab a cup of coffee while the program converts them to the desired AVI format. Here are the easy steps.
Step 1. Run iFunia FLV Converter for Mac and add FLV video files
Now run iFunia FLV Converter on your Mac and click the big button "Add Files" to add FLV video files, you may add as many FLV videos as you want for FLV to AVI batch conversion.
(Optional) Merge some separate FLV videos to 1 single file
This is optional. But if you want to output 1 AVI file for easily sharing with your friends, simply click on the video titles you'd like to merge , then click 'Merge' button and uncheck the former separate files if you just need the single merged video file. Here 'click on the video titles' is not just check the options, you need to click them to make them highlight. You may see the image below to have an idea.
Step 2. Select AVI video from the output format list.
Select an AVI output format for each video file and specify a directory on your computer to save the output files.If you’re familiar with the 'Xvid/DivX' compression format used for those tv-shows rips, you might know how nicely compressed those AVI videos are. Here we set the output video format to XviD AVI format which provides a best compromise between file size and video quality. Remember that the output file size mostly depends on the Bitrate you set. Larger Bitrate, larger file size. Actually video with bitrate as 768 is acceptable for watching.
Step 3. Start converting FLV to AVI video
Now you may click the big button "Start" to begin converting FLV to AVI on Mac.The convert progress bar shows you how much of the encoding is completed. The encoding time will depend on several variables including: the duration of the video file, the speed of your computer, what other activity your computer is currently doing and the bitrate you set.