FLV to Mac or Windows Player and Converter

Easy Method to Play FLV Files on Mac or Windows Computer

FLV format is one of the widely used video formats by some video sharing websites, like YouTube, Hulu, etc. But the question is that sometimes we download some FLV files but can not play them on our Mac or Windows computer. The following article just provides three ways to play FLV files on Mac or Windows.

Method 1: Convert FLV to Mac or Windows

We can use a FLV to Mac or Windows converter, like Avdshare Video Converter, to convert the FLV to Mac or Windows default media player, QuickTime or Windows Media Player supported video format. And then no question will appear when playing the converted video format on Mac or Windows. Avdshare Video Converter can convert all FLV files to Mac default QuickTime supported MOV or to Windows default Windows Media Player supported WMV.

Besides this powerful Avdshare Video Converter can also convert VOB, MTS, RMVB, etc to Mac or Windows supported video format for successfully playing FLV on Mac or Windows.

Another good feature of Avdshare Video Converter is that Avdshare Video Converter supports to batch convert FLV, VOB, MTS, etc.


Convert FLV to Mac or Windows Guide


The steps for converting FLV to Mac or Windows default player supported video format are listed as follows:


Make Preparation: Free download FLV to Mac or Windows Converter

Free download the professional FLV to Mac or Windows Converter - Avdshare Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.


Step 1 Import FLV files

Support to import FLV to Avdshare Video Converter by clicking "Add file" button or use drag and drop function.


Step 2 Targeted output format setting

Select MOV for QuickTime player on Mac or WMV for Windows  Media Player on Windows as the output format by clicking  "Profile" button > "General Video" category.


Step 3 Start the conversion

Click "Convert" button to complete converting FLV to Mac or Windows supported MOV or WMV video format.


Method 2: Install the right FLV plug-in

The reason why your Mac or Windows can not play FLV is that your Mac or Windows lacks the required FLV codec, so we can download and install the required FLV codec to Mac or Windows and then playing FLV files on your Mac or Windows will never be a problem. One recommended plug-in for Mac is Perian and for Windows is The Media Player Codec Pack. But you had better download the F LV plug-in on the official website to ensure your computer's safety.


Method 3: Install another FLV player

The Mac or Windows default media player do not support to play FLV files but we can install another FLV player to play the FLV on Mac or Windows. VLC is a good FLV player recommended by users. And Avdshare Video Converter, the FLV to Mac or Windows converter,  can also work as a FLV player to help to play FLV files on Mac or Windows. The steps for playing FLV files in Avdshare Video Converter are listed as follows:

Step 1: Click  "Add file" button to add the  FLV file to Avdshare Video Converter.

Step 2: Click "Play" or "Pause" button to play or pause the added FLV file.


We must say that there are other methods to play FLV file but the above three methods are the most popular ones and among the above three methods the first one is recommended by users as the safest and the most efficient one.