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Basic information about FLV file

When there is a problem with opening files with the file extension FLV(*.FLV or *.flv), you do not need a computer expert. In most cases, using the helpful suggestions of experts contained in our website as well as appropriate programs, you can solve the problem with the FLV file yourself.

There are 1 file types using the FLV file extension in our database. In the further part of this page, you will find detail information about all the FLV file with their brief description and a list of programs that support FLV file sorted by operating systems. The table below provides useful information about the FLV file extension. It answers questions such as:
  • What is the FLV file?
  • How to open a FLV file?
  • What programs do I need to open a FLV file?
  • What programs help to create and edit a FLV file?
  • How to convert FLV files to another file format?
  • How to convert another files to FLV file format?

1.Detail information about FLV file extension: Animate Video File

File type Animate Video File Category Video Files
Developer Adobe Systems File format Binary
Description FLV file is a Animate Video File developed by Adobe Systems. The FLV file type is primarily associated with Flash by Adobe Systems Incorporated. Adobe Flash, initially known as Shockwave Flash and popularly called simply Flash, refers to both the Adobe Flash Player and to the Adobe Flash Professional multimedia authoring program. The Flash Player, developed and distributed by Adobe Systems, is a client application available in most common Web browsers. Among other uses, if you obtain a video from YouTube it will likely have the .FLV file extension and be a Flash Video File.
Software programs that will open, edit or convert FLV files

File Viewer Plus
Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Animate CC 2017
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate
VideoLAN VLC media player
Media Player Classic
Nullsoft Winamp

Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Animate CC 2017
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
Eltima Elmedia Player
VideoLAN VLC media player
Apple QuickTime Player with Perian component

VideoLAN VLC media player
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud

BIT LABS Simple MP4 Video Player
antvplayer Media Converter
J2 Interactive MX Player

How to convert FLV files to another file format?

There are 34 records in our database eligible for FLV files to another file format conversion. If you want to achieve FLV to another files conversion, you may use the option.

How to convert another files to FLV file format?

There are 59 records in our database eligible for another files to FLV file format conversion. If you want to achieve another files to FLV conversion, you may use the option.

Can't open a FLV file?

When you click a file to open it, operating system examines the filename extension. If operating system recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When operating system does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

”Can't open this file: example.FLV”。

To open this file, you install one of the applications from the list of software programs that you found here, you should be able to open, edit or convert the file with the FLV extension without any issue.

Where I can download the application that support FLV file?

If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program), you will find more information there on the location where to download the required application. Most often they are the websites of software manufacturers.

How to change file associations?

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click "Open With".
  • In the "Open With" dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click "Browse" to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the ”Always use the selected program to open this kind of file” check box.

Can I change the extension of FLV files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read/open the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format. Select a software program from our list and install it on your computer. If the file has not opened correctly, you have to look for a different software program from our list. Sometimes you have to repeat the operation several times.

What else may cause problems width open a FLV file?

The reasons for the lack of the ability to open a FLV file on your computer may be at least several. The easiest thing is to find a suitable application installed on your computer, which will open a FLV file. If there is still something wrong, you might want to check:

  • Whether the FLV file is damaged.
  • Whether the FLV file is incorrectly linked in the registry entries.
  • Whether the FLV file extension has been accidentally removed from the Windows registry.
  • Whether the installation of an application that supports the FLV file format is incompletely.
  • Whether the FLV file is infected.
  • Whether the drivers of the equipment used for opening a FLV file are up to date.
  • Whether your computer has enough hardware resources to open a FLV file.

If the FLV file still not working with your software after eliminating the above shortcomings? That means that the problem is more complex and requires the help of a specialist.