.FLV File Extension

Adobe Systems
File Type:
Flash Video File

Having trouble opening .flv extension? Don't panic! This page explains what flv files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open flv files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a FLV file?

Flv file extension has Flash Video file type, developed by Adobe Systems, which is associated with the "video files" category.

These are flash-compatible files that can be exported with the Flash Video Exporter plug-in or other application that support FLV files. Each FLV files has a mini-header, metadata packets, interleaved audio, video. Audio and video information is saved in a similar standard Flash format (.SWF files). This is an open format; it is supported by other non-Adobe programs. Animate was developed by Macromedia and originally named Flash, but years after Adobe bought Macromedia the software name was changed to Animate.  

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

flv file icon
Adobe Systems
File Type:
Flash Video File
Video Files

How to open FLV file?

Double click the flv file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .flv extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the flv extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the flv file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open FLV files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the flv file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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