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Manifest F4M player and converter - Freely convert F4M, F4F videos to play in VLC, Windows Media Player, iTunes, QuickTime and portable media devices.

March 8th, 2016 by

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Do you have any F4M or F4F files which can't be played by any player? Are you trying to find F4M player or converter to make F4M playable? How to merge F4M or F4F files to the entire video? When you try to download videos from websites, you maybe come across a Flash video which can't be saved with any Video Downloader app. Most time, this particular page is using the Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) technology. According to the webpage, you may have downloaded F4M and F4F files. However, these files can't be played by media players, like iTunes, Windows Media Player, VLC player, QuickTime player, etc. In this guide, we will show you how to convert save and convert F4M to play in any player or edit with video editors, including iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, etc.

The F4M file format is sued to streaming multimedia content through Standard HTTP protocol. Unlike, F4F files, F4M file stores information about codec, resolution and the availability of multi-bitrate files. The manifest F4M file is delivered via a plain GET request that is issued before the video starts playing. With HDS technology, original streaming video is split up into F4F segments, so there is no entire source video to download like other video streaming technologies. In order to play or edit the F4M or F4F videos on any device or program on Mac, Windows and more, converting to the more popular MP4 format is a recommended solution. Here, we'd like to show you an ideal F4M Converter as well as F4F Merger - Bigasoft Video Downloader Pro.

How to convert F4M to MP4 or other formats?

Acting as an ideal F4M converter and downloader, Bigasoft Video Downloader Pro helps to save and convert F4M, F4F files into MP4 or other formats for media players, portable media devices, video editor program, etc. Let's follow the step-by-step guide to convert F4M to MP4.

Firstly, download and install Bigasoft Video Downloader Pro.

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Key features:

  • Download video directly from websites with HDS technology, including Medici.tv, NBC, NBC Sports, pluzz.francetv.fr, CTV, CTVnews, Mlssoccer, SBS, tenplay, Telemundo, NDR.de and more.
  • Convert F4M to SD and HD MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, WMV, VOB, FLV, WebM, WTV, AVCHD, ProRes, Xvid, DivX, etc.
  • Extract audio from F4M to MP3, WMA, M4A, ALAC, AC3, AAC, OGG, RA and etc.
  • Make F4M playable on iPad, iPhone, PSP, PS3, Zune, Xbox and more media devices.
  • Make F4M editable in iMovie, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Windows Movie Maker and more.
  • Easy to increase audio volume, cut and merge F4M, F4F files.
Step 1 Copy URL

Downloading these F4M and F4F files and merging them is not the best way to download the video from the webpage. In order to convert F4M files to a more popular format, just copy the link of the original video and paste it to the text box on the left side of Paste URL button. Actually, as soon as you mouse over the download panel, the URL will be pasted automatically.

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Step 2 Choose output settings

Click "Save Folder" button to choose the destination folder for the downloaded F4M or F4F video.

Be sure that the "Automatically Convert to" option is checked, and then click the drop-down button on the right side of the "Automatically Convert to" to select H.264 MP4 profile from the "General Video" category.

Step 3 Start the downloading

One-click to download and convert F4M to MP4 videos. From Activity panel, you can check the downloading process. After a few minutes, the F4M video will be downloaded and converted to destination path.

If you have already downloaded F4F files to local disk, turn to "Merge" panel of the F4M Converter and click "Add Files" to import local F4F files. Then click "Merge" button. The F4F files will be merged and converted into one whole video. Just download and have a try!

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