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3 Effortless Ways to Download YouTube Videos to FLV

How to download YouTube video to FLV? Here are provided 3 ways to download YouTube videos and save them as the FLV format quickly and easily for free. By comparing them, you will find a way most suitable for you.

Updated Dec 11,2018 | by Cody

What is an FLV file? FLV and F4V are two Flash Video formats. Flash Video is a container file format used to deliver digital video content over the internet using Adobe Flash Player. FLV is commonly used as online video streaming on websites, including YouTube and Vevo.

To download videos from Youtube is known as a troublesome because it doesn’t offer the download function. However, you will find it out of problems after you read this article. In this article, we will introduce how to download Youtube video to FLV directly with an ease in 3 ways.

Method 1: Download YouTube videos to FLV with IOTransfer in 3 steps

IOTransfer is a reliable and easy-to-use iDevice manager as well as a practical utility to download and convert videos and audios. With it, you can easily download YouTube videos and convert it to FLV with a second.

1.       Download IOTransfer and install it.

2.       Copy & paste the Youtube video URL of the video into the box at the VIDEOS Panel, then click Download.

3.       Convert the downloaded file with just a few clicks. Click the VIDEOS tap > choose Converter > Add Files to select the downloaded video > select the Output format as FLV > click Convert to get your FLV video

                                              Download Youtube Video to FLV with IOTransfer 

On the IOTransfer Convert window, you will find that you can convert your video to many popular formats, such as MP4, WMV, even including some audio formats only like MP3. If you have an iPhone, you can transfer it to iPhone to enjoy the video wherever and whenever immediately the conversion is finished if you get ticked the checkbox “Automatically transfer the converted video into your iOS device”.

Method 2: Download YouTube videos to FLV via online video downloader

IOTransfer provides not only the iDevice Manager but also the online downloader on its official website. IOTransfer Video Downloader is a free online video downloader for many websites, including Youtube, Instagram and Facebook. With it, you can download YouTube videos freely and effortlessly. 

1.       Open this free YouTube Video Downloader page > copy the URL of the YouTube video you want to download from the address bar > paste the URL into the box on the downloader page > click Download to PC (Select video quality and file type before the download.).

Download YouTube Video with IOTransfer Online Downloader

2.       After the video is downloaded, what you need to do is just to convert it to an FLV format file. You may find a lot of video converter with Google, e.g. Free Studio, Any Video Converter. If you didn’t trust other programs, IOTransfer remains as a good choice to convert the video since you can easily get their technical support by contacting them directly. 

Method 3: Online YouTube to FLV Converters

Here are mentioned 2 kinds of online converters, which you don’t need to install software to download and convert the video to FLV directly.

1.      Office-converter – It is one of the free online YouTube video to FLV converter. It converts YouTube video to FLV effortlessly. You can drag and drop files from your desktop on this site page to convert.

2.       Video Grabber – It grants you the ability to download videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Daily motion, Tube chop and other online video sites.

You may be wondering, “What if I can’t get internet connection but I have the video on my PC?” It goes to Method 1 again. It would be very easy if you installed IOTransfer on your PC.


Comparing the three methods mentioned, I prefer IOTransfer to download video and convert it to my desired format because a reliable utility would be my first choice since no one wants to take the risks of data loss or privacy leak. Although method 3 mentions several online converters which means you don’t need to download or install some, they may be easily influenced by internet speed and you may be bothered by some errors that you may encounter when you use browsers, such as a failure in opening websites. What’s important, you can get IOTransfer support easily when you encounter any problem accordingly.

At last, IOTransfer is also a very feature-rich iOS manager. Its Air-Trans, a brand-new feature will help iDevice users to transfer photos, videos and so on wirelessly.

Why don’t you try it now?

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