What Is FLVWritten by smith
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FLV is the abbreviated form of Flash Video. It is a kind of file format which is basically a media container. It is used to upload audio and video files in internet. FLV was firstly evolved by macromedia. The popular users of this file format are you tube, yahoo, meta cafe etc. this system has been suggested as the default yupe of file format in these websites. In common flash video refers to two varied kinds of file format. They are FLV and F4V. Usually, an SWF file is utilized to attach the FLV file over it while F4V kind of file format is subjected to be embedded on iso based media file format. It requires the support of flash player 9 update. Both of these systems need support of adobe player.
FLV files are enabled to view in any operating system by the use of Adobe flash players. As a status of media container FLV can contain audio files, video files, text and data within it. Generally the flash players are not subjected to find out the file’s extension during playing it but they just matter with the type of file format in which it has been saved. Thus, a noval file format cannot be opened by using the older flash player. Previously the FLV files were affiliated with a codec named as Sorenson spark. But now a day flash video files are being supported by screenshare for encoding on the other hand audio files in FLV are supported by mp3. An encoding tool of adobe flash professional has been used in order to encode FLV files.
FLV file format is one of the mostly liked file format due to its amazing features. Many a time people want to convert a file into FLV format from any other file format. Thus, a file converter has been developed to change the existing file’s format into an FLV format. This is known as FLV converter. An FLV file is designed into a normal header which leads to the splitting of file further into packets called FLV tags. They are characterized into two parts- A header of 11 bytes and a footer of 4 bytes. The first packet contains general informations about the file such as height, width, and duration and frame rate of the file. An FLV file can be easily played by the help of a FLV player. It can be used to play the FLV file in offline and online modes. It does mean that the FLV player can open the file to play it in the computer or in website, according to the choice of the operator. The FLV player can be used directly to play the file without using any adobe tool.