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What is a flv file and how do I open a flv file?

Adobe Systems developed Flash Video encoding specifications and video data compression standards for digital videos distributed as lightweight videos that are embedded unto Web pages and streamed on the Internet. These Flash Video files are stored in the FLV format and are appended with the .flv extension. Adobe Flash is bundled with the Flash Video Encoder plugin, which is used to export video files to the FLV format. Widely used Web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer are integrated with compatibility support and playback functionalities for these .flv files. The content of an FLV file normally includes interleaved digital video and audio data, short headers and meta descriptions, and the interleaved audio and video data of an FLV file is stored in the SWF format and integrated as hosted multimedia content under the FLV file. QuickTime Pro can also be used to export video files to the FLV format. Adobe Flash Player, RealNetworks RealPlayer, Winamp and VLC Media Player are just some of the multimedia applications that are embedded with playback functionality and compatibility support for opening and viewing the content of these FLV files.

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Detail flv file extension information:
File Type: flv
File Format: Flash Video File
Primary Association: Digital Video Files
Mime Type: video/x-flv