If you are looking for free FLV editors, the chances of easily finding one to your liking are low. But we combed the web in order to compile a list that features some software to do the required task. Additionally, we have thrown in trial versions of a few applications so you can try them out before making up your mind about whether you want to buy them or not. So scroll down to figure out which one you think is the best option for you.
1 – Moyea FLV Editor Lite:
One of the most popular applications, the Moyea software is not only compatible with the concerned format, but also others like F4V, MP3 and files that are encoded in Flash 8, H.264 or H.263. Besides trimming a clip, you can even extract audio or video in the required format and replace the original track with another one.
It lets you merge as many as 5 files at once and gives you the option of setting metadata so you can describe the video as you like. The lite version also includes timelines and as there are undo and redo options, you can easily go back and forth while you are working on a file. And that’s not all, the utility shows real time previews so you know how the effect will turn out to look like before you apply it. It works with Windows 2000, XP and Vista.
2 – RichFLV:
The next alternative in our lineup may not be suitable for those who are looking for a software that supports most demanding tasks and large files considering that it is still in its alpha stage. But those who require a simple application with an easy interface should root for this one.
The tool is capable of reading metadata and even allows you to cut videos to eliminate unwanted stuff from the clip. Moreover, it can be utilized for modifying or deleting cuepoints as well as for extracting MP3 audio from a clip.
3 – AVS Video Editor:
In addition to the format in question, the AVS software is compatible with most of the key video formats and gives you the option of saving your work in almost any codec. It boasts of offering as many as 300 effects and transitions to help you show off your creativity skills and enables you to carry out common functions like trimming, cutting, splitting, rotating, merging, mixing and more.
And if that’s not enough, you can insert audio, menus, comments or subtitles, stabilize shaky recordings and deal with Blu-ray clips too. This multilingual utility for Windows-based computer systems allows you to upload your work directly onto various social networking websites from the main interface itself.
4 – Emicsoft FLV Editor:
Emicsoft’s contender is the next option on our catalog and it comes in two variants – a free version that helps you perfect your clips and the paid one that tags along some additional features. The tool has been designed to assist you with the task of trimming, splitting or merging recordings or even assigning effects for adjusting the brightness contrast or saturation levels. To make things easier, it supports drag and drop for trimming the file. Moreover, it has the ability to convert clips of the said format into others such as DivX, MPEG, AVI, MP4, MKV, NOV, MOV, 3GP and more.
5 – Wondershare Video Editor:
If the developers of this software are to be believed, it is capable of letting just about anyone impress everyone else with their tweaking skills. This ‘fun and easy-to-use’ tool boasts of bringing along multiple special features that come in handy for stitching several clips together, applying effects or adding music or text.
It claims to give you professional-looking results, regardless of whether you are a pro or not. One of its key highlights is Smart Scene Detection which intuitively splits segments from a single recording so you get a free-flowing video without glitches. And need we mention that you can share re-touched files with friends over social networks? Its trial version is available free of charge.
6 – FLV Editor for Mac:
For those of you who are on the lookout for a utility that works with OS X-based systems, we have added this alternative to our list. It comes in two different versions, one each for Intel and PowerPC and its full version is available for no charge at all. This contender is blessed with a user-friendly interface and lets you easily open clips in the application. You can crop, trim and even assign multiple effects to all your recordings and show them off through social networking websites. And what’s more, its Snapshot option enables you to click a still image from the video you are tweaking.
7 – MacArsenal Video Editor for Mac:
Meant for Apple computer systems, the utility designed by MacArsenal, is even compatible with the latest OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion platform. It works with almost all A/V formats and even allows users to make slideshows using pictures and snapshots clicked from their recordings. Like most of the other applications mentioned above, this tool helps you crop, trim, rotate clips and even adjust brightness, contrast or saturation. Another advantage is that you can add introductions and credits to give your home videos that professional touch. Its version 2.5.0 is available for no charge at all and it can also be bought for under $40.
So that was our array of editors which will help you transform your videos like a pro. But these definitely are not all and there may be a number of others that are worthy of being mentioned here. If you’ve come across a tool you think needs to be added, let us know through the comments section below.