Having problems opening a FLV file?

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Opening FLV files

Did your computer fail to open a FLV file? We explain what FLV files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your FLV files.

What is a FLV file?

FLV stands for Flash Live Video. This particular file format is used to deliver video content over the Internet to a user's computer. The .flv file format allows for high rates of file compression while retaining a superior video quality. This allows the file creators to keep the file sizes manageable and makes it easier for viewers to watch .flv videos online.

While the Flash video format was created for Adobe, the FLV file format is an open-source format that can also be used by non-Adobe applications.

Popular websites that use the .flv format are YouTube, Google Video and Reuters.com.

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About File Extension FLV

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If you have additional information about the FLV file format or software that uses files with the FLV suffix, please do get in touch - we would love hearing from you.