The File Extensions Database


.FLI_ File Extension

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

What is an .FLI_ file?

.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 The FLI format has largely been superseded by its close cousin, (but more flexible) FLC format.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.

This fli_ file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their 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 solve problems with FLI_ files

  • Associate the FLI_ file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any FLI_ file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.FLI_ files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the FLI_ file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .FLI_ is Autodesk Animator FLIC animation old format. Because only the current version supports the latest FLI_ file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Autodesk, Inc. manufacturer website after an available .FLI_ is Autodesk Animator FLIC animation old format update.
  • To make sure that your FLI_ file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.