Flash video, or FLV, is not an accepted video file type on most MP3 players. In order to play Flash video on an MP3 player, you must first convert it into a video format that your MP3 player can accept. The video format accepted by MP3 players varies from player to player, but is almost always a standard video type, such as MP4, AVI or WMV. Once you have the video in a proper format, you can load it onto your MP3 player.
Look at the paperwork that came with your MP3 player to determine what type of video files your MP3 player accepts. Some common MP3 player brands and their accepted file types are: iPod - MP4, Zune - WMV, Creative Zen - AVI or WMV, and BlackBerry - MP4.
Open an online media conversion website. Online media converters that can convert Flash video to all of these different video formats include Media-Convert, Media Converter and YouConvertIt. See Resources.
Click "Browse" in the online converter and navigate to the folder on your hard drive that contains the Flash Video file. Double-click the Flash video file to upload it.
Select the proper video format for your MP3 player from the list of available video file formats. To select a format, click on the arrow button by "Output format" or "Convert to," scroll through the options and click on the file type.
Enter an email address if it is requested in the conversion system. This is the address where the conversion system sends your converted file.
Click the "Convert" button to begin converting the Flash video into the proper video type for your MP3 player. You can close the page if you entered an email address. If you didn't enter an address, wait for the conversion to finish and the download link to appear.
Download the video from the link provided in the conversion window. If you used an email conversion system, download the video from the link provided in your email.
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