An flv file extension is used for Flash video files. Flash videos is a type of multimedia format used commonly on web sites for various animations or object elements. Requires Adobe Flash Player.

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FLV file extension - Flash video file

What is flv file? How to open flv files?

File type specification:

Digital video and movie file type icon Digital video and movie file type

Internet related file type icon Internet related file type

flv file icon: flv filetype icon

The flv file extension is associated with Flash-compatible video file exported by the Flash Video Exporter plug-in (included with Adobe Flash) or another program with FLV file support.

A *.flv files contains of a short header, interleaved audio, video, and metadata packets. The actual audio and video data are stored in a similar format to the standard Flash SWF file format.

FLV/F4V open specification documents describe file formats for storing media content used to deliver streaming audio and video for playback in Adobe Flash Player (also can be playable in apps written in Adobe AIR software). FLV multimedia format is the Internet standard for web video, used by various video hosting services like Youtube, Vimeo etc.

An flv file encodes synchronized audio and video streams. The audio and video data within FLV files can be encoded with VP6, H.264, or MPEG-4 ASP codecs and audio with MPEG layer 3 (MP3) as well as MPEG AAC codecs.

The *.flv files are playable directly in Adobe Flash Player version 7 and above. They are identified with MIME type video/x-flv.

The FLV format is an open format that is also supported by many non-Adobe/Macromedia programs. The .flv files may also be exported from QuickTime Pro or other applications that can export to the QuickTime file format.

MIME: video/x-flv

The default software associated to flv file type:

Adobe Animate CC icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Animate CC  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Animate CC is used to design interactive animations for multiple platforms including Flash/AIR, HTML5 Canvas, WebGL etc. It is a successor of discontinued Adobe Flash Professional.

Adobe Flash icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Flash  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Flash is authoring environment to create interactive web sites with animations and video contents. Flash works with vector and raster graphics to provide animation of text, drawings, and still images. It also supports streaming of audio and video. Flash content can be displayed on various computing platforms by Adobe Flash Player. Latest version Adobe Flash CC Professional is available through Creative Cloud.

Adobe Flash was replaced by Adobe Animate CC and Adobe Animate CC for Mac.

Adobe Animate CC for Mac icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Animate CC for Mac  Apple Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Animate CC for Mac is successor of discontinued Adobe Flash Professional. It allows users to create interactive animations including Flash/AIR, HTML5 Canvas, WebGL platforms.

Adobe Flash Player icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Flash Player  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Flash Player is add-on to operating system that used to play Adobe Flash animations and Adobe Flash movies in Web browsers. Flash Player supports variety of operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux etc.

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Help how to open FLV files:

The Flash video *.flv files are widely used all over the Internet for on-line streaming of video. Files can be played with any Internet browser with Adobe Flash Player installed in it.

Also, the .flv files can be opened with any media player, that support FLV video file playback (Winamp, FLV Player).

How to convert file with extension FLV:

You can use applications for Flash, that are in Adobe Creative Suite, to convert the .flv files in other video formats.

There are many other FLV Flash video converters available on internet for free download.

Find conversions from flv file:

flv to 3gp

flv to apk

flv to bik

flv to h264

flv to mp3

flv to mp4

flv to trp

Find converter to flv file type:

264 to flv

arf to flv

dash to flv

fbr to flv

trec to flv

vpj to flv

wve to flv

File identification strings:

HEX code: 46 4C 56 01
ASCII code: FLV

List of software applications associated to the .flv file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open flv file, edit flv file, convert flv file, view flv file, play flv file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the flv files.

  • Open flv file
  • Save flv file
  • Edit flv file
  • Play flv file
  • Convert flv file
  • Create flv file
  • Import flv file
  • Export flv file

Software that open flv file - Flash video file

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Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with flv file by default:
Adobe Animate CC small icon Adobe Animate CC
Adobe Flash small icon Adobe Flash
Other suggested software:
Adobe Premiere Pro small icon Adobe Premiere Pro

Apple Mac OS X:

Main software associated with flv file by default:
Adobe Animate CC for Mac small icon Adobe Animate CC for Mac
Other suggested software:
Adobe Flash for Mac small icon Adobe Flash for Mac
Adobe Premiere Pro for Mac small icon Adobe Premiere Pro for Mac

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