"I downloaded a bunch of FLV files for a presentation (personal, not for profit or business...a school project), and I want to bring them into iMovie, Final Cut Express, or some editing software, but the programs won't import the file types. QuickTime won't open the files and save them as QT movies, either. Please help?"

Video formats accepted by iMovie include MPEG-2 and AVCHD, DV-Standard and HDV (High Definition Video), QuickTime Movie, MEPG-4. In order to import FLV videos into iMovie, you need to convert FLV to iMovie compatible format first. It is very easy and fast to convert FLV to iMovie format using iFunia Video Converter for Mac.

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Step 1. Load FLV Videos to the FLV to iMovie Mac Program

Now run iFunia Video Converter for Mac on your Mac. Click the Media Browser icon at the upper right corner of this app to add FLV video files. This FLV to iMovie converter for Mac supports drag-drop and batch conversion, so you can import and convert several flv files to iMovie at a time.

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(Optional) Merge some separate FLV videos to 1 single file

This is optional. But if you want to output 1 single file for easily streaming on iMovie, simply click on the video titles you'd like to merge. Click the Merge button at the bottom of the app and uncheck the former separate files if you just need the single merged video file.

Step 2. Select Output Format

To import FLV to iMovie you can select MP4, MOV, M4V or DV as your output format for they all are compatible with the brilliant editing tool. You can change the output settings as you need. Remember that the output file size mostly depends on the Bitrate you set. Larger Bitrate, larger file size. Actually the default profile given is configured with good quality output.

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Step 3. Start FLV to iMovie conversion on Mac OS X.

Now you may click the the conversion button to begin converting FLV to iMovie 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.