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Details of extension .flv

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .flv file?
  • Which program can create the .flv file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .flv format?
  • What can convert .flv files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .flv extension?
Adobe Flash Video File .flv file icon

Adobe Flash Video File

The FLV file is an Adobe Flash Video. FLV is a file format used to deliver video over the Internet to the Macromedia Flash Player version 6, 7 or 8. FLV content may also be embedded within SWF files.
Category: Video files
Application: Flash Player
Program name: -
Mime-type: video/x-flv
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Microsoft Video for Windows Movie
Autodesk Animator FLIC File
QuickTime Movie
Mpeg Video
Multimedia Viewer Book
RealMedia File
MicroDVD Subtitle Format File
SubRip Subtitle
Mpeg-4 Video Container

Other types of files may also use the .flv file extension. If you have helpful information about .flv extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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The .flv filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

elv (1), lv (1), clv (1), glv (1), fv (1), fov (1), flg (1), fld (1), flb (1), fiv (1), rlv (1), dlv (1), lfv (1), blv (1), fvl (1)

Can't open a .flv file?

If you want to open a .flv file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .flv association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.flv

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android