Top 3 Ways to Play FLV on Mac (El Capitan included)

It is not a fresh topic “How to play FLV on Mac”. As you’ve found, FLV is not natively supported by Mac apps like QuickTime, iTunes, iMovie, etc. To view FLV files on Mac (El Capitan included), you need a alternative solution. In this page, we’d like to share top 3 ways to help you open and play FLV on Mac OS X with ease.

Solution 1. Install 3rd-party FLV player for Mac

The first solution we’d like to recommend for playing FLV on Mac is to install a QuickTime alternative player like MPlayer OS X or VLC, which support a large number of multimedia formats, without the need for additional codecs. But the limits exist there: these video players may slow your computer down, or have stuttering playback with large video files.

Solution 2. Play FLV in QuickTime with Perian installed

Several third party plug-ins are available to allow users to watch .flv files using Apple’s native multimedia media program. Perian covers many codecs and will almost certainly allow your FLV file to play in the Mac QuickTime Player. But there are also times when just the video of an FLV doesn’t work and sometimes just the audio won’t work, in these cases it’s likely because you need to get a particular codec on your Mac to watch the FLV file.

Note: The active development of Perian appears to have ceased according to their web page. Perian doesn’t work on Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan anymore.

Solution 3. Convert FLV in Mac OS X (El Capitan)

If you want to watch FLV videos on Mac and the above two solution just does not work for you, this method helps- converting FLV to MOV, the Mac most compatible file type. Thankfully, it’s not difficult to convert FLV files to MOV format. You can use Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac to help you.

This professional video converter is fully compatible with El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks. With it, you can easily encode FLV to QuickTime MOV on Mac OS X while keeping the best video quality. After the conversion, you ca easily play FLV using QuickTime or iTunes on Mac without hassle. Besides MOV, it can also convert your FLV file to any other popular file formats like MP4, WMV, MPG, AVI, 3GP, etc. You can then upload the converted files to your iPad iPhone, PS3, Galaxy Tab and many other popular digital players for playback on the go.

Guide: Convert FLV for playback on Mac OS X(El Capitan)

1. Import source video to the FLV Converter for Mac by directly drag and drop. Alternatively, you can click Add button to load the FLV video files.

2. Click on “Format” bar to select output format. This video app offers the QuickTime Movie Format for you. Or, you can also choose “Common Video -> MOV – QuickTime (*.mov)” as the output format.

Tip: By clicking the Settings icon, you can freely adjust the video parameters like video codec, frame rate, bitrate, audio sample rate, audio channel to get a decent video as you want.

3. Finally, click the “Convert” button start converting FLV to MOV on Mac. After the conversion, you can play converted FLV files on Mac OS X with the best quality.

Related Guides:
How to Play Internet Videos on iPhone freely
Download and Play Hulu Videos on Apple TV

How to Play Internet Videos on iPhone freely

Naturally, if you own an iPhone and have tried to watch Internet videos online, you surely have noticed the iPhone can not play internet video directly. That’s because these Internet videos run on something called “Flash”; however, it lacks of Flash support on iOS devices. If you are probably looking for ways to implement it, you are in the right place. Here we’ll show you one simple, yet effective way to play Internet videos on iPhone freely.

How to play internet videos on iPhone (iPhone 6s, 6s plus, 6, 6 plus)

To play internal video on your iPhone, you can download iTransmogrify!, a bookmarklet for iPhone and iPod touch which transforms embedded Flash content into direct links to formats supported by Apple. That’s to say, within a few clicks, those YouTube videos and MP3 can be played from the iPhone’s native browser, say Safari.

If you use iTransmogrify!, you are limited to several video websites actually, and the Currently supported sites include: YouTube,, Revver, TED talks, many embeded flash MP3 players , podcasts, Flickr badges (videos are unsupported) etc.

To install this bookmarklet, just drag the link to your Safari or Firefox Bookmarks, IE users should right click and choose “Add To Favorites”. After adding the link, sync your iPhone.

Then, whenever you find a broken video, just select the bookmark to convert it. Now, you can watch and play internet videos such as, Revver, TED talks and embedded TED talks, Many embeded flash MP3 players, podcasts, etc. on iPod touch and iPhone.

Tip: Also you can refer to the Top 3 Flash Player for iPhone 6 Plus, so that you can enjoy flash videos on your iPhone 6 Plus at your will without any limit.

Download and Play Hulu Videos on Apple TV

You usually can find many interesting videos on Hulu. However, Hulu has gone to great lengths to protect their videos from downloaders, primarily because Hulu is home to a lot of television episodes and clips, rather than user-uploaded content. Is it impossible to download videos from Hulu and transfer to your media devices like Apple TV, iPad, Galaxy Tab for playback? The answer is positive. In this article, I will share the tips and tricks about how to download and play Hulu videos on Apple TV 2/3/4 with ease.

Preparation: You’re going to need two programs to start downloading and watching Hulu videos on Apple TV. The first is StreamTransport, the program you will use to locate, capture, and download the videos you’re looking for. The second, which you should have anyway, is Brorsoft Video Converter because it can help you convert Hulu videos to Apple TV friendly format.

Part I. How to Download Videos from Hulu

The first thing you’re going to want to do is run StreamTransport. We’ll be using the program’s built-in browser to locate the videos you’re interested in on Hulu.

Open the program and click on the button at the very top that says Visit Hulu. The top half, browser part of the application will take you to Hulu’s homepage. From there, navigate to the video you would like to capture and play it. Take note of how long the video is because you’re going to need that information in a second.

Once your video starts playing, you will see a list of items in the bottom half of the app. This can vary from video to video, but at least one of the items should be listed as the same duration as the video you’re playing. Click an item that meets that criteria and click the Download button to start downloading the video. If your video doesn’t start downloading in a few seconds, you may need to try one of the other items.

Your download will start in a new window, leaving you free to go back and add more videos to your download queue. Multiple videos can download simultaneously.

After a download is finished, click on the Locate button and you will be taken directly to the folder with your downloaded files. As I alluded to earlier, videos will be in the FLV format. To add and view Hulu videos on Apple TV, you need to go to the second part now.

Part II. Convert Hulu Video(FLV) to Apple TV Supported Video

Step 1. After installation, run the Hulu to Apple TV converter. and click “Add Video” button to load your source files. It supports batch conversion.

Step 2. Click Format bar and select an output format for your Apple TV. There are several Apple TV profiles like “Apple TV 3 Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v)” are provided, just choose a proper one.

Step 3. Start converting Hulu Video to Apple TV by clicking on “Convert” button. When you get the output videos, you can easily transfer them to your Apple TV 4/3/2 via iTunes.