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.FLV File Extension

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File TypeFlash Video File

DeveloperAdobe Systems
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CategoryVideo Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Flash-compatible video file exported by the Flash Video Exporter plug-in (included with Adobe Flash) or other program with FLV file support; consists of a short header, interleaved audio, video, and metadata packets; audio and video data is stored in a similar format used by standard Flash (.SWF) files.

More Information

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

Macromedia was acquired by Adobe in 2005, so Macromedia Flash Player is now Adobe Flash Player.

Program(s) that open .FLV files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
File Viewer Lite
Adobe Flash Player 17
Adobe Flash Professional CC
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
Applian FLV Player
Eltima SWF & FLV Player
Eltima SWF & FLV Toolbox
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate
VideoLAN VLC media player
Media Player Classic
Nullsoft Winamp
KMPlayer
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Adobe Flash Player 17
Adobe Flash Professional CC
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
Eltima Elmedia Player
VideoLAN VLC media player
Apple QuickTime Player with Perian component
Linux LogoLinux
VideoLAN VLC media player
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
Android LogoAndroid
BIT LABS Simple MP4 Video Player
Updated 7/17/2015