FLV file format explanation

or how to convert FLV files

FLV is used as the default online video format by multiple websites, such as YouTube, Hulu, VEVO, Yahoo! Video, Metacafe, etc.
How to convert FLV files to other formats? This question is as frequent as the question how to play FLV files and what are they actually.

FLV (Flash Video) is a container format aimed to deliver video over the Internet with the help of Adobe Flash Player versions 6–11. FLV was originally developed by Macromedia and currently is developed by Adobe Systems.

The sound inside FLV files is usually encoded in MP3 format, but sometimes Nellymoser and ADPCM sounds are used. As FLV is a media container and not just a file format, some players may play the video image or the sound incorrectly. This is usually the reason for not being able to open the file in a player. You can spend a lot of time searching for an appropriate codec with no positive results. Usually it is much faster and easier to install an appropriate FLV converter and forget about searching for the codecs for each file. So if you need to watch your FLV file on any computer or player, you can easily convert it to some other format of a very good quality.

See how to do this:

  1. Download FLV converter from this page by clicking the "Download" button above or click this link. The installation process is easy to follow.
  2. Choose the output format. You have several versatile options:
    Convert to video
    Convert to images
    Convert to screensaver
    Convert to a standalone EXE file
    Convert FLV to SWF
  3. Choose the folder where the resulting file will be saved or you can go with the default path already set in FLV converter for your convenience.
  4. Now click "Convert" and get your video, animation, or image in no time at all! Use "View result" button to see the results right away.

NB: You can also use "Advanced settings" for more conversion options.

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