FLV File

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 four FLV openers that are compatible with this specific type of FLV file.

Programs that open Flash Video files

Last updated: December 21, 2022

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.

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