The File Extensions Database


.FVT File Extension

  • Developer by: AST Search & Transfer ASA
  • Category: Video Files

What is an .FVT file?

.FVT is FAST Search & Transfer Video File

An FVT file is a video file saved in the Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) format, a multimedia compression and streaming technology introduced in 1997. It contains video compressed using a proprietary video compression scheme and audio compressed using Linear predictive coding (LPC). FVT files are used for live video streaming over wireless networks and local and on-demand video playback.

FVT files are supported by the FAST Search & Transfer ASA Java applet player, which was used in select web browsers to download, decompress, and display play FAST video. FVT files are also supported by the Fast Search & Transfer ASA EPOC native code player. The EPOC operating system became Symbian OS in 1998.

NOTE: FAST was eventually purchased by Microsoft in 2008 and used as a high-speed search engine system for enterprise searches. FVT files are no longer used.

How to solve problems with FVT files

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