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FLV files: what are they and how do I open them?

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Flash video

An flv file extension is used for Flash video files. Flash videos is a type of multimedia format used commonly on web sites for various animations or object elements. Requires Adobe Flash Player.

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The flv file extension is associated with Flash-compatible video file exported by the Flash Video Exporter plug-in (included with Adobe Flash) or another program with FLV file support.

The flv files contains of a short header, interleaved audio, video, and metadata packets. The actual audio and video data are stored in a similar format to the standard Flash SWF file format.

FLV/F4V open specification documents describe file formats for storing media content used to deliver streaming audio and video for playback in Adobe Flash Player (also can be playable in apps written in Adobe AIR software). FLV multimedia format is the Internet standard for web video, used by various video hosting services like Youtube, Vimeo etc.

The flv file encodes synchronized audio and video streams. The audio and video data within FLV files can be encoded with VP6, H.264, or MPEG-4 ASP codecs and audio with MPEG layer 3 (MP3) as well as MPEG AAC codecs.

The flv files are playable directly in Adobe Flash Player version 7 and above. They are identified with MIME type video/x-flv.

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

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Adobe Flash

Multimedia platform used to add animation, video, and interactivity to web pages

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Adobe Animate CC

Multimedia platform used to add animation, video, and interactivity to web pages

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Adobe Flash Player

Adobe's program for viewing animations and movies in Flash format

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Adobe Animate CC for Mac

Multimedia platform for Mac used to add animation, video, and interactivity to web pages

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VLC media player

One of the most popular multi-platfom multimeda player

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Adobe Premiere Pro

A timeline-based video editing software from Adobe

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Adobe Premiere Pro for Mac

Mac version of Adobe's prime video editing software

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Adobe Flash for Mac

Mac version of Flash development platform from Adobe

iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac

A multimedia converter for Mac

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Elmedia Player

A fully-featured multimedia player for Mac

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File extensions are characters that appear after the dot in a computer file's name. For example, the file "unknown-file.flv" has the file extension "flv". This is used to identify which program should open the file or what file type it is.
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