F4V File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a F4V file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .F4V files.

What is a F4V file?

Files that contain the .f4v file extension are Flash video files. These files are MPEG-4 files that have been renamed with the .f4v extension.

The F4V file format is the widely-used standard format for the distribution of dynamic media across the Internet. F4V files are actually container files that are used for the playback of certain media files.

F4V files contain media content that is delivered over the Internet for playback in the Adobe Flash Player. It is estimated that up to 80 percent of today's online videos are viewed using Adobe Flash technology. The Adobe Air application is also able to support the F4V file format.

How to open F4V files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension F4V for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different F4V openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension F4V

While we know of one file format using the .F4V file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .F4V file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of F4V files. Remember, different programs may use F4V files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerUser submitted
Adobe Media PlayerAdobe Media PlayerUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
MPC-HCMPC-HCUser submitted
FLV Media PlayerFLV Media PlayerUser submitted
AVS Media PlayerAVS Media PlayerUser submitted
PotPlayerPotPlayerUser submitted
5KPlayer5KPlayerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with F4V-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with F4V-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!