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What are FLI files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a FLI file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your FLI files.

What is a FLI file?

FLI files have multiple uses, and Autodesk Animator is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Autodesk Animator

These FLI files contain the animations created in Autodesk Animator, a software designed to create 3D animations. You can create and save worlds for maps, render high-quality architectural visualizations, model interiors and objects, and animations with life-like features.

How to open FLI files

Important: Different programs may use files with the FLI file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your FLI file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: February 20, 2024

All known file formats using extension .FLI

While Autodesk Animator is a popular type of FLI-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .FLI file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Flexible Line Interpretation bitmap

These FLI files contain the images used on the Commodore 64, a popular home computer that was released in 1982. These files are accessed by computers that use a VIC graphics chip. You can use hacks to transcend the limitations of the images' standard graphics modes.


We know that one FLI format is FLIC FLI Video. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

FLI opener for Windows

We have identified one FLI opener that is compatible with this specific type of FLI file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Shark007 Advanced CodecsShark007 Advanced CodecsVerified
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
AVS Media PlayerAVS Media PlayerUser submitted
Total Video ConverterTotal Video ConverterUser submitted
QuickTime AlternativeQuickTime AlternativeUser submitted
ALLPlayerALLPlayerUser submitted
E.M. Total Video PlayerE.M. Total Video PlayerUser submitted

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