Flash video or FLV file is not natively supported on Windows platform, in other words, it won't play in either Movies & TV app or Windows Media Player as well as other Windows-based devices like Surface, Xbox, etc. Rather than installing an additional third-party media player or a codec pack, it's a recommendable option to batch convert FLV files to WMV format to tackle the incompatibility problem once and for all. If you agree, read on, let's get started.
If you're tired of confusing command lines, in-house and unintelligible jargon, HD Video Converter Factory Pro is supposed to leave you a deep impression. It is an entry-level video processing toolkit that overturns the traditional conversion method in either program layout and operation steps. Thanks to the straightforward and self-explanatory interface, it only needs 3 steps to convert Flash videos to WMV format in batch mode. Install this program and let's jump in the details below.
Run HD Video Converter Factory Pro, you'll see a clean and neat interface with 5 main modules integrated: "Converter", "Downloader", "Recorder", "GIF Maker" and "Toolbox". To convert FLV to WMV format, literally, open "Converter".
Then click "Add Files" or "Add Video Folder" button, locate the directory where the Flash videos are saved, add all the FLV videos you want to convert into the program. Another easy way to do it is, just drag and drop all of selected FLV files into the interface. Depending on the video amount and file size, they'll be listed in the workplace with basic information in a short while.
Press the right-hand format profile to expand the full list of 500+ optimized presets. To convert FLV to Windows Media Video format, navigate to "Video" category and select "WMV" profile right there.
Note: All the 500+ presets are well-arranged by common video/audio formats and frequently-used devices. That is to say, you're also able to convert FLV to MKV, MP3, AVI, MOV and other device-compatible formats, etc. without further settings required.
For experienced users, HD Video Converter Factory Pro allows you to modify video parameters as well. Simply click "Parameter settings" button underneath the format profile, so that you can separately make corresponding changes for both video and audio streams at will, such as downscale or upscale video resolution, switch video bit rate between CBR and VBR, change frame rate and aspect ratio and so forth. Then click OK to save your changes.
Furthermore, this application is also equipped with a tool bar that provides some basic editing features to help trim, split, merge, crop, rotate, flip or watermark video, even add subtitles and effects to video.
Finally, specify an output folder on the bottom and hit the big blue "Run" button to convert FLV files to WMV in batch mode.
Long before Adobe announced the end of Flash at the end of 2020, the FLV video format had been on the wane. On the one hand, most streaming services adopt the more advanced and efficient HTML5 video format for online streaming. On the other hand, FLV is no longer able to meet people's needs in terms of compression efficiency or quality. Hopefully the FLV to WMV converter introduced in this article will help you a lot, thanks for reading!