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Filename extension: .FLV, .F4V, .F4P, .F4A, .F4B

Category: Container File Format


Developer: Adobe Systems

Fun Facts about FLV

Apple's iOS devices do not support the Flash Player plugin and so require other delivery methods such as provided by the Adobe Flash Media Server.

FLV is the abbreviation of Flash Video, which is used to deliver videos on the internet with Adobe Flash Player version 6 and newer.Two different video file formats are known as Flash Video: FLV and F4V (more like F4P, F4A, F4B). For many years FLV has been the popular choice for embedding video, and was adopted by YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo Video, Hulu, and many other services.The FLV format includes two components; the container itself along with codecs. Codecs relate to coders and decoders, and what is important to understand is that they reside inside the FLV container file. The FLV container defines how the file is structured in terms of storage locations, the way in which the data is interleaved, and the codecs (compression and decompression functions) that are used to organise the audio and video content. Essentially a FLV file packages the video data and its related components.

Compatible Facts with FLV files

The quality and file size of a FLV file is determined by the codec that is used rather than the FLV container itself. FLV format files are able to contain a number of different codecs. These are Sorenson, VP6, Screen Video, H.263, MPEG-4, and AVC. However it is important to consider the codecs with which they are not compatible. Specifically, while FLV files are compatible with the H.263 video standard, they aren't fully compatible with H.264 (even though they are able to contain H.264). The importance of this is that the H.263 codec handles standard definition video, while the H.264 codec handles high definition video. There is no way to use FLV to properly stream high definition video.

Program(s) that open .FLV files
win icon Windows Version
VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media player
Wondershare Player Wondershare Player
Real Player Real Player
GOM Media Player GOM Media Player
KMPlayer KMPlayer
Adobe Premiere Adobe Premiere
Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor)
CyberLink PowerDVD 14 CyberLink PowerDVD 14
Format Factory Format Factory
mac icon Mac Version
VideoLAN VLC media player VideoLAN VLC media player
Wondershare Player Wondershare Player
Adobe Premiere Adobe Premiere
Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) for Mac Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) for Mac
Mediacoder Mediacoder
Online Sites that FLV Files Compatible With
  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive

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Devices that Open AVI Files
  • • Galaxy S5
    • Galaxy S4
    • Galaxy S
    • Galaxy Tab
  • • Panasonic TV

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