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 How to convert .FLV(Flash) to .WMV, .AVI or any other
 format?
 By Mr.Byte • April 25, 2007

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 In my last post on ‘How to Download Video, not just from YouTube?, I mentioned that the downloaded file
 will be in .flv format (Flash). I also gave links to some of the free FLV players. But, if you want to use that
 downloaded video in another or friends computer which doesn’t have FLV player then every time you have
 to install FLV player in all computers.

 But it’s possible to convert FLV files to WMV, AVI or any other format you prefer and it’s easier than you
 think. The best part is you might already have that software installed in your computer.
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 So, How to convert FLV to WMV, AVI or any other format?

 VLC player is one of the software which is widely used and which plays any format of audio or video
 (including .flv). The less known fact is that it also helps to convert audio and video file formats. Follow these
 steps to convert .flv to .wmv, .avi or any other format.

 Note: If you don’t have VLC player yet, then you can download from VideoLan. It’s an open source!

 Step 1: Load the .flv file into VLC player and press Stop. (If you are using large file then it may take some
 time to load, so wait till the whole file is loaded and then press stop. Otherwise you may not be able to
 transcode the full file)
 Step 2: Go to File -> Wizard. It will give you a pop-up ‘Streaming/Transcoding Wizard‘.
 Step 3: Select Transcode/Save to file and Click Next.




 Step 4: Select Exisiting Playlist Item and the file you have just loaded will be listed there.
 Step 5: Highlight the .flv file and click Next.




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 Step 6: In the next screen, Select Transcode Video and from the drop down box choose WMV3 (this has
 highest quality, though the output of the file may differ as per the original .flv file). If you are having problem
 with WMV3, try using WMV2.
 Step 7: Select Transcode Audio and from the drop down box choose MP3 (for the quality to be higher,
 leave it at the default bitrate of 192) and click Next.

                              Transcode Video and Audio




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 Step 8: choose ‘ASF‘ as the ‘Encapsulation Format‘ and click Next.
 Step 9: You will be asked to select the file to save to, click ‘Choose‘ and browse to the folder where you
 want your new file to be saved.
 Step 10: !!!Important!!! Type in the file name in the ‘File’ field with the extension of .WMV (example,
 lytebyte.wmv)
 Step 11: Click Finish and wait for couple of seconds and the new file is ready.
 Step 12: Use the new .WMV file in any player!

 Earlier Update: In case if you are not able to transcode the full file, it may be because the file was not fully
 loaded before it was transcoded. Read Step 1 or this comment for more.

 Or if you are facing some green garbage video for first few seconds, try using wmv2 instead of wmv3. Thanks
 Shawanta for this tip and MoYaKa for confirming it.

 Update [Jan 11, 2009] Also, some have reported some changes in the new version of VLC. See Paul’s
 comments on how to convert using new VLC versions. Thanks Paul and Karl for confirming it.

 Earlier Note: VLC has not yet released the new version for Vista but it works for most of the cases except
 for some rare extension types. Find out ‘How to make VLC player work in Vista?‘

 If you are reading this post then you are probably downloading videos from internet. Use this new easiest
 method to download online videos using real player, read more on “How to Download Youtube and Other
 Online Videos using Real Player?“



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    1.
         crtbrnk
         June 19, 2009 at 6:54 am | Permalink

         I converted one .flv file and it worked flawlessly. However, I tried with a different file and it comes out
         only audio, sped up, and garbled. Any help?




    2.
         Angus
         July 15, 2009 at 12:34 am | Permalink

         I am using the latest vlc player and was able to convert a 10min video to .wmv, the sound is good
         quality but the video is not great. I have tried it with a couple of different video and audio codecs but to
         no avail. can someone please advise as to how to get better quality video???

         thanks




    3.
         Say What?
         July 27, 2009 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

         ?????

         File where? Where is this file menu at? I have been using VLC player for some time, and there are no
         menus!!!!




    4.
         rick
         August 2, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

         I just downloaded the vlc player and i cant find the wizard thing, where is it located on the computer
         because everything i have is updated ?



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    5.
         azzam
         August 12, 2009 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

         I also could not find the file thingy!!!!
         Any help on how to convert using new VLC versions?????????????????




    6.
         cha0s
         August 25, 2009 at 2:55 am | Permalink

         Hey guys having a problem.

         The stuff is now in Media -> Convert/Save

         Go there, open the file you want to convert, then check the ‘file’ box in the next screen, and ‘browse’
         a location to save the new file. Select the type you’d like to convert to with the ‘Profile’ selection, then
         click Save.

         Hope it helps




    7.
         blehbleh
         August 26, 2009 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

         to azzam and rick… if you couldn’t find it, try looking in ur downloads folder (i found mine under my
         documents) or in your program files.

         i also couldn’t find mine at first

         also, check to see where your downloads are being put (go to tools, then options, and you should see
         it under ‘main’)




    8.
         Orion
         September 24, 2009 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

         “I tried with a different file and it comes out only audio, sped up, and garbled. Any help?”
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         Exact same thing happened to me, no video, just audio, speed up. What’s the jib?




    9.
         John
         October 5, 2009 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

         Need a tutorial for the new vlc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




   10.
         Austin
         October 20, 2009 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

         I am downloading a new version of VLC and as cha0s said, it’s now under Media -> Convert/Save.
         Gonna test it out, and then I’ll report back here.




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   12.
         herman munster
         December 6, 2009 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

         If anyone knows how to do this with the recent version of VLC please post an update. The options to
         do conversions have TOTALLY changed from that as shown above and nothing I try seems to “work”
         – the best I can get out of these conversions is audio only if I then try to open the files in another media
         player, like mediaplayerclassic.




   13.
         Wayne
         December 11, 2009 at 10:48 am | Permalink

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         I tried following the directions for the new VLC, but when I pressed Convert, it removed the FLV file
         and left a 1kb shell.
         Are there more detailed instructions? I seem to need more hand-holding.




   14.
         The Stumbling Block
         January 5, 2010 at 12:29 am | Permalink

         I can’t get past the first step. Reason? You said go to File -> Wizard. There’s no “File” anywhere on
         the application, and no “Wizard” anywhere on any of the menus.




   15.
         Amreesh
         February 14, 2010 at 2:34 am | Permalink

         Thnx a lot !! It was really helpful




   16.
         wise_king_saruman
         March 18, 2010 at 3:45 am | Permalink

         well i’ve downloaded the latest version of vlc player, but although it does play flv movies, when i’ve
         tried to convert one only audio has been converted, no video at all, i’m on win7

         plus this response form is totally annoying




   17.
         help!!!
         April 5, 2010 at 10:49 am | Permalink

         ok, mine only converts the audio too!! i reeeeally need the video converted too!




   18.
         dc

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         April 7, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

         I can’t figure out VLC either. But I just successfully covert .flv to .avi using SUPER. gl




   19.
         John
         May 3, 2010 at 12:03 am | Permalink

         I wonder WHY you would want to convert flv to avi or whatever. you do not gain any quality and the
         files blow up enormously.




   20.
         Snoopy
         May 4, 2010 at 4:42 am | Permalink

         I use Macvide FlashVideo Converter for converting flash files to different video format and I like this
         simple program.




   21.
         Sergei
         May 21, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

         Thnx!




   22.
         Vxoid
         June 7, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

         excellent guide! thanks you for this

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