|What is an FLV Codec?|
If you have the hang of the Internet you know already how troublesome it can be to finally get hold of a video or film that you like and getting to see it in peace. Actually, getting hold of a video is pretty easy because of the vast number of online video sharing sites that have come up, the most popular of these being YouTube; but the problem still remains, how do you watch the video on your computer after having downloaded it or how to save it to your iPod and watch it when you like. Most of these videos you will notice would end up not being compatible on your computer or any other media playing device.
So the answer to the question is that you should have an easy and quick FLV converter ready with you for whenever you need to convert a web downloaded video to be viewed. The problem is that you will be faced with at least a thousand options of paid and free services over the internet offering you a way to convert the FLV File easily. The sites that offer you a free conversion of FLV files superficially seem alright as all you have to do is provide the software with the URL of the video and it automatically converts and saves itself on your computer so that you can watch it later on. But the problem with these free conversion tools is that they cannot convert further than the initial stage and if you need to convert the FLV file to an iPod friendly media file type then you would ultimately have to pay for the advanced conversion.
So if your requirement goes beyond the superficial and you would like your FLV to convert to the other popular media files such as MOV or MP4 or AVI etc. then it would be better for you to go with the sites that offer you FLV conversion software with a price tag. These software are actually not that expensive and do not go for any of them that are above say $30 to $40 as you would find good quality converters within that price range. These paid-for versions of the converters are not even complicated and you can convert FLV files by following a very simple method. Initially you would have to again type in the URL of the video you want converted and after that choose the medium or the device where you would want to watch the video, there are options for iPod or iPhone as well and after that you simply have to convert the FLV file and the job is done. Therefore go for a paid version of an FLV converter for best overall results.