If you love video files, chances are you will have heard about .flv files too. The .flv extension files are categorized as the video files. They are the flash video files which are primarily created and controlled by the Adobe Systems Incorporated. The Flash Video format is being used as the default and standard video format for all the embedded video forms on the web which includes the popular video sites such as YouTube and Google Videos. These are basically the container files which deliver the video files over the internet. They use the Adobe Flash Player Versions 6 to 11. Sometimes, the content in the .flv files may be embedded with the SWF files also.
The Adobe Flash is the most appropriate software to access the files with the $$$FF$$$, though there are numerous other programs also available for the same. The Adobe Flash Player was initially called the Shockwave Flash and is popularly called simply as Flash. In addition to the Adobe Flash Player, it also refers to the Adobe Flash Multimedia Authoring Program. The Flash Player is an example of one of the most common client application s which is available in all the web browsers. Most video players on the net uses . flv file format.
The video bit streams under the files of the FLV are the proprietary variants of the H.263 video standard and is known under the name of Sorenson Spark. This is though an older version of the .flv file format, but it is a widely used format and is also very compatible. Apart from this, these files may contain the video bit streams from VP6 Video Compression Formats. Though the .flv is highly popular, but it is not available for the Apple’s iOS systems and devices. This is why they require the other delivery methods such as the ones provided by Adobe Flash Media Server.
The FLV format files are very convenient to use as they can also be readily converted to other formats if the system doesn’t have a suitable software to open them. For instance , there are many online programs which convert the .flv files in to the .mp3 file formats. The main application which use the .flv files are Adobe Premiere Pro, Real Player, VLC Media Player, M Player and other popular players.
Open FLV File on Windows OS
- Look for an FLV file you need to open in Windows Explorer and double-click on it
- If the file doesn’t open automatically and you see a “Windows can’t open a file” message then you should search for a program which can open FLV file
- If you have a program which can open FLV file installed on your computer then launch that program and select “File” and then “Open” or similar options from its menu to open the FLV file
- If you don’t have the program installed then you need to try searching for “FLV wiki”, “how to open FLV file” in the search engine.
- Once you find the application, install it on your computer
- After the program is installed double-click on the FLV file to open it
File extensions are used by Windows operating system to specify what kind of information is stored in the file. Every file in Windows OS needs to have file extension and file extensions are used by Windows to determine which application it should use to open the file. Every application installed on Windows OS places information about which extensions it could open into the Windows registry and Windows uses this information to determine which application it should launch when user double-clicks on the file. If application which can open FLV file is not installed, then Windows will show ‘Windows can’t open FLV file’ message and buttons to either select an application on the computer which can open the file or to search the web for the application which can open FLV file.