What is FLV file and how to open it?

What is FLV file?

open flv fileFLV stands for Flash Video, a file extended with the.FLV file extension represents a file that uses Adobe Flash Player or Adobe Air to transfer video or audio over the internet. It has been the standard video format for soo long that is used by almost all embedded video on the internet containing the videos that found on YouTube, Hulu, and many other websites. These files are flash compatible video files exported by the Flash Video Exporter plug-in or any other program that supports the FLV file. This program includes a short header, interleaved audio, video, and metadata packets. This file saves the data audio or video in a similar file format as used by the standard Flash files that are (.SWF). 

 

The FLV file format is the open format that is also supported by the Macromedia programs or Non- Adobe programs. These files can be exported from QuickTime Pro to export the data in the Quick Time file format. Almost every operating system except iOS can read and view FLV files by using Adobe Flash Player and third-party software. All iPhone and other mobile devices operated by Android can play the FLV file by using open source software and some specific browsers. The Android Version “Jelly Bean” allows the users to utilize FLV files. FLV Player program will only play the files with the.FLV file extension.

 

How  to open an FLV file?

You have three simple methods to open the FLV file these are:-

VideoLAN VLC Media Player

  • Firstly search the VideoLAN’s official website
  • Choose the option to download the VideoLAN on your windows or mac computer.
  • Double-tap on the installer file and launch the installation wizard, then follow the on-screen prompts to install the Media Player on your particular computer.
  • Then click on the “media” button and select the “open file.”
  • Tap on the “Browse” button and search for the FLV file that you need to open.
  • Choose the FLV file and then click on the “open” button

 

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Wimpy Desktop FLV Player

  • Search the Wimpy’s official website
  • Choose the option to download the Wimpy Desktop FLV Player on your windows or mac computer.
  • Double-tap on the installer file and launch the installation wizard, then follow the on-screen prompts to install the Media Player on your particular computer.
  • Then Drag and drop the FLV file into the Wimpy Media Player

 

FLV Player by Applian

  • Search the official website of Applian Technologies
  • Choose the option to download the FLV Player on your windows based computer.
  • Right-tap on the installer file and select the option of  “Run As Administrator.”
  • Follow up all the on-screen prompts to install the media player on your computer.
  • Open windows explorer session and search the FLV file that you want to open.
  • Lastly, drag and drop the FLV file into your FLV Media Player.

 

How to convert FLV file to MP4?

 

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On Windows

  • Download the Free FLV to MP4 converter by following the on-screen prompts to install the software.
  • Once open, tap on the Add File button and find the FLV file that you want to convert and select it.
  • Select MPEG-4 video from the drop-down menu of the Output format.
  • From the drop-down menu of the Output folder, select the save location of the file and then press the “convert” button.
  • And the moment you complete the conversion process, you are free to enjoy your newly converted MP4 file.

 

On macOS 

  • Navigate to the app’s page and tap the blue View button in Mac App Store Link.
  • Once you are done with the free MP4 converter open, and click on the Add Video and find the FLV file that you need to convert and then select it.
  • Select the device that you intend your MP4 file will play with from the drop-down list of Profile, and select the Save location and then click on the blue Convert button.
  • Once the conversion process is done and it is complete,ed you are free to enjoy your new MP4 file.

 

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