The File Extensions Database

.FLV File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .FLV file?

.FLV is Animate Video File

An FLV file is a flash-compatible video file exported by the Flash Video Exporter plug-in (included with Adobe Animate) or other program with FLV file support. It consists of a short header, interleaved audio, video, and metadata packets. The file stores audio and video data in a similar format used by standard Flash (.SWF) files.

The FLV format is an open format that is also supported by non-Adobe/Macromedia programs. FLV files may be exported from QuickTime Pro or other applications that can export to the QuickTime file format.

NOTE: Animate was formerly known as Flash, which was originally developed by Macromedia but then merged with Adobe in 2005. Flash became Animate in 2016.

Programs that open Animate Video File
File Viewer Plus
Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Animate CC 2018
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate
VideoLAN VLC media player
Media Player Classic
Nullsoft Winamp
Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Animate CC 2018
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
Eltima Elmedia Player
VideoLAN VLC media player
Apple QuickTime Player with Perian component
VideoLAN VLC media player
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
BIT LABS Simple MP4 Video Player
antvplayer Media Converter
J2 Interactive MX Player

How to solve problems with FLV files

  • Associate the FLV file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any FLV file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.FLV files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the FLV 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 .FLV is Animate Video File. Because only the current version supports the latest FLV file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Adobe Systems manufacturer website after an available .FLV is Animate Video File update.
  • To make sure that your FLV file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.