File Extension FLV

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File Extension FLV

FLV is used for Adobe Flash files or imply referred to as Flash files created with Adobe Flash Player. Flash are video files widely used in animation to enhance a website and on numbers of video sharing websites. Since these files are embedded on a webpage, it can be accessed on any operating system platform through a web browser with the appropriate plug-ins installed.

Popular video sharing websites such as Youtube and Google Video use flash players to convey video to a host computer through web browsers. Aside from computers, smart phones and several games consoles are designed to play FLV files on built-in web browsers.

FLV file extension is native to authoring application, Adobe Flash Player, which was developed and popularized by Macromedia but was later acquired by Adobe Systems in 2005 for there business. These files are similar to SWF files.

Back in 2007, a major vulnerability was discovered from an older flash version. Researchers proved that FLV files can contain malicious scripts that can crash computers and web servers. An attacker does not need to host any FLV through his own server, but instead upload specially crafted FLV files to video sharing sites such as YouTube posing threats to their servers and the host computer accessing the file.

Adobe Media Player, Riva FLV Player, RealPlayer, GOM Player, and KLite's Media Player Classic are few of the players that can play flv files. Magic Video Converter by MagicVideoSoft can convert flv files into other forms including sfw.

Similar file extensions

    • File Extension F4V - Video for Adobe Flash Player
    • File Extension F4P - Protected Video for Adobe Flash Player
    • File Extension F4A - Audio for Adobe Flash Player
    • File Extension F4B - Audio Book for Adobe Flash Player

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If you are not able to open file with certain file extension make sure to check if extension for the file is correct. It is possible that information in the file doesn't match file extension.


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Extension Details
  Adobe Flash Video
Opens with
  Adobe Flash Player
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