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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:
FreeSWITCH Video File
PVA Video
Zune Smooth Streaming File
Uncompressed YUV Video
Wavelet Compressed Video
Transport Stream

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.

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, clv, dlv, elv, fiv, fl, flb, flc, fld, flf, flg, fmv, fov, fpv, fv

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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