File extension FLV

File extension FLV is one of the file extensions that define type of the file and its contents.

If you love video files, chances are you will have heard about .flv files too. The .flv extension files are categorized as the video files. They are the flash video files which are primarily created and controlled by the Adobe Systems Incorporated. The Flash Video format is being used as the default and standard video format for all the embedded video forms on the web which includes the popular video sites such as YouTube and Google Videos. These are basically the container files which deliver the video files over the internet. They use the Adobe Flash Player Versions 6 to 11. Sometimes, the content in the .flv files may be embedded with the SWF files also.

The Adobe Flash is the most appropriate software to access the files with the $$$FF$$$, though there are numerous other programs also available for the same. The Adobe Flash Player was initially called the Shockwave Flash and is popularly called simply as Flash. In addition to the Adobe Flash Player, it also refers to the Adobe Flash Multimedia Authoring Program. The Flash Player is an example of one of the most common client application s which is available in all the web browsers. Most video players on the net uses . flv file format.

The video bit streams under the files of the File extension FLV are the proprietary variants of the H.263 video standard and is known under the name of Sorenson Spark. This is though an older version of the .flv file format, but it is a widely used format and is also very compatible. Apart from this, these files may contain the video bit streams from VP6 Video Compression Formats. Though the .flv is highly popular, but it is not available for the Apple's iOS systems and devices. This is why they require the other delivery methods such as the ones provided by Adobe Flash Media Server.

The File extension FLV format files are very convenient to use as they can also be readily converted to other formats if the system doesn't have a suitable software to open them. For instance , there are many online programs which convert the .flv files in to the .mp3 file formats. The main application which use the .flv files are Adobe Premiere Pro, Real Player, VLC Media Player, M Player and other popular players.

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