FLV file format description
Many people share .flv files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .flv file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .flv files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.flv - Adobe Flash Video File
The FLV video files are related to Flash Player. FLV file is an Adobe Flash Video. FLV is a file format used to deliver video over the Internet to the Macromedia Flash Player version 6, 7 or 8. FLV content may also be embedded within SWF files.
- Flash Player
- Video files
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- Adobe Flash Video File related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .flv file extension. Even harmful programs can create .flv files. Be especially cautious with .flv files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .flv file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .flv file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
blv, fvl, lv, glv, lfv, fpv, fmv, flf, flc, fl, tlv, elv, clv, fv, fov
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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