6 Tools That Help To Convert FBR To MP4 File Format

Blueberry Software launched BB Flashback which is a Windows compatible software for making screen recordings and the user can release the video in multiple languages, enlarge and edit parts of the video, share it online, etc. co

The FlashBack files are stored in ‘fbr’(Flashback recording) file format in default. The ‘FBR’ file is a multimedia format that can be converted into MPEG-4/ MP4 using an editor for reducing file size and easy usage. These extension files were used by Mercury Screen Recorder also.

The conversion of files in fbr to MP4 is required when the user wants to play the video on Android or iOS programs, which support only the latter format. In this article, everything about .fbr extension files would be explained along with steps to change its format (.fbr to MP4).

Some of the commonly used programs to open ‘fbr’ files are listed below:

BB FlashBack Express

If you are dealing with files with .fbr extensions on Windows then this tool can be used to open the files easily.

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The steps to find and install this tool are as given below:

  • Download the FlashBack Express from its official website.
  • Install the tool and update if you already have downloaded it.
  • When you install it for the first time, then the tool would be stored as two parts: BB FlashBack Player and BB FlashBack Express Recorder.
  • After successful installation, select this tool to be your default program to open such files in the future.
  • If the file still cannot be accessed, try checking for errors such as lack of updated version, corrupted files, etc.
  • Note: This is a tool that is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

HP Mercury Screen Player

This player can be used to view the files made using the MSR(Mercury Screen Recorder) tool, which are also stored in the .fbr format. 

Similar to BB FlashBack Express player, this player can be used to open ‘fbr’ files which can be further converted into other formats.

Files with .fbr extensions cannot be viewed unless it is converted to other common formats or accessed using these players in Windows. So, here we bring in the easiest ways to change this to the most common video format – MPEG-4.

How To Convert fbr to MP4 File?

To convert fbr to MP4 file format, the following steps would be useful.

  • If you have the above-mentioned tools then it is easy to convert your file into MP4, WMV, and ALV formats. 
  • Once stored in these formats (which are allowed by the free version) you can use other converters to change them to desirable formats like MP3, FLV, etc.
  • The steps to convert .fbr to MP4 files using BB FlashBack Player are:
    • After proper launching of the player, select ‘Open’ from the ‘File’ menu.
    • Click on the video you want to convert and select ‘Import’.
    • The file would be in .fbr format as of now.
    • Then open the ‘File’ menu once again and click on ‘Export’.
    • Before exporting, change the default format to MP4 and finish the process.
    • Now, the video file would be saved in the MPEG-4/ MP4 format.

In cases where you have to convert a file with .fbr extension but do not have the required player, the following tools can be used as an alternative solution,

IOTransfer Video Converter

This is an easy and user-friendly converter that allows storing files in various formats such as -MPEG-4, MP3, AVI, AAC, FLV, etc.

It supports conversion in both Android and iOS platforms hence it can be used by everyone.

The free trial provides most of the features and conversion is possible in quick and four easy steps as explained below:

  • Download the converter from the official website.
  • Select the videos and add them by clicking the ‘Add files’ option.
  • Choose the format to which it has to be converted (in this case choose – MP4).
  • Click on the ‘Convert’ option to initiate the process.
  • Save, share, or transfer the videos on various platforms.

HD Video Converter Factory Pro

HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a user-friendly, professional, and effective tool that can be used to convert fbr to MP4 files and other formats. The steps to use this tool are:

  • Download the tool from its website.
  • Install and launch the converter.
  • Click the ‘Add files’ option to browse and select the video files to be converted.
  • The batch conversion option is also available to convert multiple files simultaneously.
  • Now, click the ‘Output Format’ option.
  • On this page, choose the MP4 format or any other format.
  • Additional features like changing the resolution of the video, bit rate, etc can be performed using options available in the ‘Settings’.
  • Click on ‘Run’ to start the conversion process.
  • Select the folder or location where the file should be stored.
  • In about a few minutes the video file is converted and is ready to be used as an MP4 file.

Bigasoft Video Converter

Visit the website to select and download the converter version compatible with Windows and iOS as required. Follow the further steps for installing and converting your file from .fbr to MP4.

  • Download and launch the tool.
  • Drag and drop or browse the file that has to be converted.
  • It will automatically fall into the list of videos.
  • Choose the output format (MP4).
  • Click on ‘Convert’ to start conversion.
  • Store the file in the specified location of your device.

These are the few tools available for those who want to convert the .fbr files to MPEG-4 format without using the actual FlashBack Player of BB FlashBack Recorder. However, if you have the official player, then you can save the file in AVI or FLV formats, which can be later converted to MP4 (video), MP3 (audio), etc.

Making and editing your creations is always fun and the troubles caused by formats not being accepted can be easily resolved so that your work can reach out to the world in other comfortable forms that can be easily accessed.

Hope this article helped in solving your issues related to the conversion of .fbr to MP4 file format. Enjoy making videos and saving them with ease!

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