File Extension Library


.FLI_ File Extension

  • Developer by: Autodesk, Inc.
  • Category: Digital video and movie Files

What is an .FLI_ file?

.FLI_ file extension is created by Autodesk, Inc.. .FLI_ has been classified as Digital video and movie Files.

.FLI_ is Autodesk Animator FLIC animation old format

This is the format developed by AutoDesk that is designed for storing brief animations.

FLI is limited to images 320 by 200 pixels and allows a palette of 256 colors (although the palette can be changed from line to line to give more colors per frame).

FLI is based on a fixed frame rate specified in "ticks per frame" (there are 70 ticks per second), and has an implicit 6:5 aspect ratio. In theory, all FLI animations must loop, but in practice this requirement is often ignored. The image data in FLI files is compressed using a Run-length compression scheme.

This is suitable for animations, but is inappropriate for videos or dithered images. The FLI format has largely been superseded by its close cousin, (but more flexible) FLC format.

The fli_ file extension was used on old versions of Mac OS.

.FLI_ file format is deprecated and this file format is no longer supported.

Currently, .FLI_ file type is not actively used and is obsolete. This usually happens with system files in older operating systems, files from long-discontinued software, or with previous versions of some file types (documents, projects, images, etc.) that were replaced in later versions of the original programs.


How to open:

Use Autodesk Animator to work with fli_ files.

How to convert:

Compatible tools may be able to export fli_ files to other formats.

How to Open .FLI_ file on different platforms

Open .FLI_ File on Windows

  • Right-click a .FLI_
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .FLI_ file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .FLI_ files" Press "Ok"

Open .FLI_ File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .FLI_ file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .FLI_ File on Linux

Right click on the .FLI_ file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .FLI_ File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .FLI_ file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .FLI_ File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .FLI_ files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .FLI_ files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .FLI_ files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .FLI_ file format
  2. You need to check the .FLI_ file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)