How to Open .Flv
.FLV is a type of media file which contains a Flash video.The .FLV file in a container file and it stores both the video and audio files. .FLV files are similar to .SWF files, another type of Flash file. If you want to open a .FLV file on your computer, you'll need a media player that can do it. Unfortunately, Windows Media Player and QuickTime do not open .FLV files, but the freeware VLC player does.
Things You'll Need
- VLC player
Download a VLC player for your PC or Mac. See the link in Resources below.
Install the VLC media player onto your computer. Open the file on your Desktop. On a Mac, drag the icon into your Applications folder, or click "OK" to install the VLC player on a PC.
Open the VLC player. It will be in your Applications folder or your Programs folder. Double click on it to open it.
Select "Quick Open File" from the "File" menu.
Choose the .FLV file you want to open and press "Open."
Tips & Warnings
- .FLV files are commonly found on YouTube.
- Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Media Player can also play .FLV files.