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What is an FLA file?
An FLA file is an animation project created by Adobe Animate, a program used to draw and publish interactive animations. It contains graphics, video, text elements, audio, and other assets, along with project settings and metadata. FLA files may store various animations for advertising, entertainment, informational, and social media purposes.
Animate was formerly known as Flash, which Macromedia originally developed, but then merged with Adobe in 2005. Flash saved projects as FLA files, and users often exported them as .SWF animations and videos for use on the web, as most web browsers supported them via the Flash plugin.
As other technologies, such as HTML5, surpassed Flash, Adobe replaced the Flash software with Animate in 2016 and ended support for the Flash plugin in 2020. Now, FLA files are associated with Adobe Animate software
How to create an FLA file with Adobe Animate
You can create many types of animations with Animate, including website banner advertisements, tutorials, and playful cartoons, then export them to various multimedia formats. As you create your animation, you can save it as an FLA file to preserve your progress. To save an animation as an FLA file with Animate, select File → Save or Save As.
How to open an FLA file
You can open FLA files with Adobe Animate (multiplatform). To open an FLA file, select File → Open.
How to convert an FLA file
Adobe Animate can convert FLA files to several file types, including the following formats:
Programs that open FLA files
Free Lossless Audio File
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FLAC is an open-source lossless audio compression format, used and recognized by many audio-related programs. In the past, some programs that created FLAC files could not assign file extensions longer than three letters. Thus, these programs saved FLAC files with the .fla extension. For example, Nero sometimes saved FLAC files with the .fla extension.
Other than using the .fla extension, FLA files are identical to FLAC files. Therefore, renaming the files to use the .flac extension will allow you to open and play them as you would any FLAC file.