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How to Convert FLV to MOV for Playback on QuickTime or Editing in iMovie

"I am a teacher and would like to show some YouTube videos in my keynote presentations. I got the YouTube video off the site, but it is in FLV format. How do I convert FLV to MOV files on my Mac, so that I can edit it in iMovie?"

Sometimes when you download some FLV videos from video-sharing website like YouTube, Myspace, Google Video, Yahoo Video etc, you may want to play them on QuickTime offline, or edit them in iMovie, Final Cut Pro. However, the FLV Videos can not be recognized by the QuickTime player and the Mac editor tools. By this, you need to convert FLV to MOV format first.

It's highly possible for you to think about applying Handbrake to convert FLV to QuickTime MOV when it comes to use video converter freeware. But sad to tell you that the world-renowned Handbrake will let you down this time, for it only supports you to convert FLV to MP4 or MKV, the two video format, as for MOV, unfortunately, being excluded all the time. Thus, for Handbrake fans, I have to say you need to look for FLV to MOV converter somewhere else.

In a bid to save your time and energy, here I personally recommend you the easiest way, I have tried, to convert flash video to MOV - by using the best Handbrake alternative- MacX Free MOV Video Converter, which will easily accomplish the FLV to MOV conversion task meanwhile provides up to 98% output quality. Furthermore, this flash video converter works seamlessly on Mac (El Capitan incl.) can also convert MKV, AVCHD, H.264/AVC, F4V etc to MOV and the whole conversion is downright easy and badly quick. It's 100% free, with powerful flv to mov conversion performance and excellent output quality!

How to Convert FLV to MOV with the Best FLV to QuickTime Converter for Mac

Step 1 Load FLV videos to the FLV to MOV converter Mac

Free download this Mac FLV to MOV converter freeware and launch it, click "Add File" button to browse your computer hard drive and select FLV files you want to convert. This FLV to MOV QuickTime converter for Mac supports drag-drop and batch conversion, so you can import and convert several FLV files at a time.

Step 2 Select output format as MOV

Choose "MOV" as output format from format list. The optimized default settings ensure the best output quality.

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Step 3 Select output folder

Click "Browse" button in output setting area, select a destination folder in the dialog box that opens, and then click OK.

Step 4 Start to convert FLV to MOV on Mac

After finishing the above settings, check the files needed to convert in the file list, and click "RUN" to convert FLV files to MOV on Mac with a cup of coffee time. You can view the conversion progress from the progress bar at the bottom of the dialog box.

Beyond transfering FLV to MOV, if you wanna convert more HD videos on Mac, highly recommend you to rely on the award-winning MacX Video Converter Pro, which enables you to convert FLV, AVI, MOV, MP4, MKV, MPEG, M2TS, MTS, RM, RMVB, QT, WMV, etc with world's NO.1 fast speed thanks to its Intel QSV hardware acceleration tech supports. So you can easily convert all these popular used video formats to your QuickTime player, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPod, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, etc. in a blink of time.

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