"I’ve download quite a few movies and videos from YouTube. These videos are all in FLV format. Now, I would like to burn FLV videos to Blu-ray disc so that I could make it as a Halloween gift to my friend. What kind of video to Blu-ray burning program should I use and how to burn these FLV videos to Blu-ray disc?"
Most videos downloaded online are in FLV, F4V or MP4 format. There are few media players that could play back FLV and F4V videos. To burn FLV to Blu-ray, an FLV to Blu-ray burner software program is certainly a must have. The below content shows you how to burn FLV video to Blu-ray disc on Mac and PC.
Part 1: Burn FLV Video to Blu-ray
Leawo FLV to Blu-ray Converter is a professional Blu-ray burning software program that could help you easily convert and burn YouTube video to Blu-ray disc, folder or ISO image files. This YouTube to Blu-ray converter could also convert and burn videos to Blu-ray including MKV to Blu-ray, AVCHD to Blu-ray, WMV to Blu-ray, MP4 to Blu-ray, etc. easily. With 40+ free disc menu and template models preset, this FLV to Blu-ray burner even allows you to select disc menu and design disc menu easily. You are also allowed to burn FLV to Blu-ray disc, convert FLV to Blu-ray folder, or even create Blu-ray ISO image file out of FLV videos. For Mac users, Leawo’s Mac FLV to Blu-ray Burner offers quite effective solution to convert and burn FLV videos to Blu-ray on Mac.
Leawo Blu-ray Creator
- Burn videos to Blu-ray/DVD disc, folder and/or ISO image file simultaneously.
– Create photo slideshows from various photos and burn to DVD/Blu-ray disc easily.
– One click operation to burn ISO image file to Blu-ray/DVD disc.
– Edit output videos to add image or text watermark, trim video size, adjust effect, etc.
– Create 3D Blu-ray/DVD movies with 6 different 3D effects.
- Download, install and launch Leawo Blu-ray Creator on your computer.
- Get source FLV videos ready.
- Insert a blank writable Blu-ray disc into Blu-ray recorder drive of your computer.
How to Burn FLV Video to Blu-ray
1. Add YouTube FLV videos
Click "Add Video" button to browse and add YouTube videos into this FLV to Blu-ray burner. You could also directly drag and drop source FLV videos into this FLV to Blu-ray burner software.
Note: Set output disc type (BD-25 1280×720, BD-25 1920×1080, BD-50 1280×720, and BD-50 1920×1080, according to the Blu-ray disc you’ve inserted into the drive), and bit rate (fit to disc).
2. Edit Videos (Optional)
Right click the loaded YouTube FLV video to select "Media Edit" icon to enter the video editing panel, where you could "Trim" video for exact length, "Crop" video for proper size, "Effect" video for the best display, "Watermark" video with image or text and add 3D effect.
3. Set disc menu
On the right side of this FLV to Blu-ray burner’s main interface, you could choose a disc menu for applying to output Blu-ray content. Click the eye icon in the middle of the menu template to get a preview and edit selected menu. If you don’t need to add disc menu, click "No Menu" template.
4. More Burning Settings
Click the big green "Burn" button after applying disc menu. On the popup sidebar, finish FLV to Blu-ray burnings: Burn to, Disc Label and Save to options. If you want to burn FLV to Blu-ray disc, insert a blank Blu-ray disc into the Blu-ray recorder drive and then select the Blu-ray recorder drive as target under the "Burn to" option. You could choose multiple targets under the "Burn to" option.
5. Burn YouTube video to Blu-ray
Finally, click "Burn" button on the right side bar to burn FLV video to Blu-ray content within this FLV to Blu-ray converter software.
Part 2: About FLV Video
What is FLV
Flash Video (FLV, F4V) is a container file format used to deliver video over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player versions 6-11. Flash Video content may also be embedded within SWF files. There are two different video file formats known as Flash Video: FLV and F4V. The audio and video data within FLV files are encoded in the same way as they are within SWF files. The latter F4V file format is based on the ISO base media file format and is supported starting with Flash Player 9 update 3. Both formats are supported in Adobe Flash Player and currently developed by Adobe Systems. FLV was originally developed by Macromedia.
The format has quickly established itself as the format of choice for embedded video on the web. Notable users of the Flash Video format include YouTube, Hulu, Yahoo Video, Metacafe, Reuters, and many other news providers.
How to Download FLV Videos on Mac and Win
Most online video sharing sites like YouTube, Hulu, Yahoo Video, Metacafe, Reuters, etc. adopt FLV as the default mdia container. These videos could be directly played back on browsers via Adobe Flash player. For those people who would like to download videos from these websites, Leawo’s Online Video Downloader could be of great help. The below guide shows you how to download FLV videos on Mac and Windows PC by using Leawo’s Video Downloader.
- To set the directory for saving the downloaded music video, click the wheel icon on the top-right corner and then open the "Download" tab. Set output directory in "Save videos to" option.
- If you are OK with the original format of the downloaded FLV videos, the whole downloading task finishes in Step 3. If you want to convert downloaded FLV video to other formats for playback on iPad, iPhone, and other players, you need to continue Step 4 (detailed steps would be listed below).
How to Play FLV Videos on Mac and Win
FLV files are downloadable on any Mac and Windows computer. Unfortunately, FLV files are not compatible with native media players like Windows Movie Player and QuickTime. To watch FLV files on your Mac or Windows, you have 2 options: make use of 3rd-party FLV player, and convert FLV videos to MP4 or other formats.
1. Play FLV Videos on Mac and Win with 3rd-party FLV Player Software
There are various 3rd-party FLV media player software for you to choose. Leawo Blu-ray Player is no doubt the first choice for you. It is quite easy to use, and supports 180+ video formats. Meanwhile, it’s a totally zero-cost region-free Blu-ray player software program that could play back Blu-ray and DVD movies without any quality loss.
2. Convert FLV Video on Mac and Win for Playback
Or, you could use FLV video converter to convert FLV files to other formats like MP4, AVI, WMV, MPEG, etc. on Mac or Windows so that you could not only play FLV videos on Mac and Windows computer, but also enjoy FLV videos on other portable media players like iPad, iPhone, Xbox, HTC phones, etc. Try Leawo Video Converter to convert FLV videos on Mac and Windows.