FLV File Type

- The quick facts

What are FLV files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a FLV 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 FLV file?

A .FLV file is a Flash Video file.

Files having the .flv file extension are Flash Video files. This particular file format is used to deliver video content over the Internet.

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 saving expensive bandwidth.

Macromedia, which was acquired by Adobe, created the Flash video format, which became one of the first standards for video playback on the internet.

How to open FLV files

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

Programs that open Flash Video files

Last updated: March 17, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension FLV

While we know of one file format using the .FLV 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 .FLV file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Free File ConverterFree File ConverterUser submitted
Aiseesoft FLV Video ConverterAiseesoft FLV Video ConverterUser submitted
WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
WavePad Audio-EditorWavePad Audio-EditorUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
Any Video Converter ApplicationAny Video Converter ApplicationUser submitted
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted