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How to convert .flv video format to .3gp for use on an Android device using a desktop computer?

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Download and install FFmpeg. The following command will encode to h.264 video with the baseline profile, as demanded by the Android media player.

To change the quality, change the crf parameter. Lower means better, and sane values are from 19 to 25 or more.

As audio, AAC is used with a bitrate of 192 kBit/s.

ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -c:v libx264 -profile:v baseline -crf 23 -c:a libfaac -b:a 192k out.3gp
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Will provided a link to ffmpeg - This is a good solution, but if you don't know or want to mess around with command prompt tools, I recommend that you take a look at Handbrake.

Handbrake is a very capable, free, video converter.

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WinFF should be able to do it. It has a number of presets for various mobile devices.

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Zamzar is an online conversion utility that can do this without installing software if you are looking for a way to do it from any box.

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