Flash formats are very popular as streaming video containers. However, they are not supported by many portable devices and players. 4Media FLV to MP4 Converter can help you deal with this issue by re-encoding Flash files to MP4-related formats. Additionally, it supports extracting audio from video and ripping audio CDs.
The program has a nice and intuitive interface. Since it is very similar to those of other converters, it will probably make you feel comfortable using this tool. It supports batch conversion, and you can add either individual files or complete folders to the conversion list. The imported files can be previewed to check their contents, and at the same time, you can take snapshots of a given frame. Unfortunately, only Flash formats, namely FLV and SWF, are supported as input.
The program supports converting to not only MP4 but also other related video formats, such as MOV, M4A and H.264. In the case of audio, you can choose between MP3 and WAV. The built-in profiles can be freely customized and the program lets you create new ones for repeated use. Moreover, the program comes with a bitrate calculator to help you achieve the highest quality for the intended file size.
One of the advantages of this program over similar software is that you can attach various output profiles to the same input file. Thus, the same source video can be converted to different formats in a single session.
In general, 4Media FLV to MP4 Converter is a good application that can convert media at high speed because it supports modern hardware. However, you should not expect too much from it as it certainly lacks many of the features that are becoming available in similar software, like some basic authoring functions, ripping DVD contents and downloading video from the Internet.
- It has a nice and intuitive interface
- It allows ripping audio CDs
- It supports attaching various output profiles to the same input file
- It has a built-in bitrate calculator
- It converts fast and accurately as it supports modern hardware
- It lacks basic editing functions
- It does not rip DVDs and download video from the Internet