Viewing or converting .flv video to .mp4

ffmpeg is a command line tool that can convert .flv videos to .mp4 (or another format).

ffmpeg -i video.flv -codec copy video.mp4

Ffmpeg is easy to script, but the number of command line options can be daunting.

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handbrake is a GUI application that can also convert .flv to .mp4.

Handbrake is actually a wrapper around ffmpeg that offers sensible defaults but still allows you access to many options.

Screen Shot 2018-01-09 at 4.38.41 PM.pngVLC is an app that can view .flv videos directly.  The VLC Player is free to use.

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