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How to download & convert .f4f video streaming files into flv/mp4 files


Below is the website for which I am asking this query


These are .f4f videos which I can view online.

I am not able to download & play them in their original format.

I also would like to download & play them either as flv / mp4 files.

Kindly provide a solution.

Thank you.

Additional System Details

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  • Top 10 Contributor
411 solutions 4868 answers

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Question owner

Thanks for your immediate response.

I tried many but none of them worked.

Could u pls try one from your end that works & revert back?

Thank you for your time

  • Top 10 Contributor
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10738 solutions 96600 answers

The Video DownloadHelper extension shows an endlessly growing list of possible files, so it seems that the way that this site streams files is not compatible with this extension and it may not be possible to save this file as MP4 or otherwise.

patrickmaleky 0 solutions 1 answers

iDealshare VideoGo, the ideal F4F Converter, can easily convert .f4f video files to almost all kinds of video formats like convert F4F to MP4, convert F4F to AVI, convert F4F to FLV, convert F4F to WMV, MKV, MOV, MPG, 3GP, ASF, DV, RM, TS and etc. Besides converting F4F videos, it also helps to convert F4M, FLV, F4V, WebM, SWF, GIF and etc to other popular video or audio format.

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RickCaine 0 solutions 1 answers

According to Adobe, F4F file is Flash MP4 Video Fragment created and used by Adobe Media Server for HTTP Dynamic streaming. As F4F files are separating video clips and F4F is not a so common video format, it is incompatible with most video media players, portable devices or editing software.

To improve the compatibility, it is a quite good choice to convert f4f to a more popular video format like convert F4F to MP4, convert F4F to AVI, convert F4F to FLV, convert F4F to MP3 and etc. The following article will show you a professional F4F Converter and a step by step guide on how to convert F4F video files on Mac or Windows.

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Modified by RickCaine