F4V File Type

- The quick facts

What are F4V files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a F4V file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a F4V file?

A .F4V file is a Flash Video file.

Files that contain the .f4v file extension are Flash video files. The video content is encoded using the H.264 video codec, also referred to as MPEG-4.

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. At some point, it was estimated that up to 80 percent of online videos were viewed using Adobe Flash technology. Today Flash has been deprecated on most web browsers, and other formats have taken over.

How to open F4V files

We have identified 2 F4V openers that are compatible with this specific type of F4V file.

Programs that open Flash Video files

Last updated: May 23, 2022

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 apps that use files with this extension

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
VLC Media PlayerVLC 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