File Extension F4V

  • Full name
    Adobe Flash Mp4 Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a F4V file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a F4V file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your F4V file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is F4V file?

F4V files are MPEG-4 video files in the Flash format container. The extension F4V was introduced by the manufacturer Adobe 2007 with the support of MPEG-4. This format is supported since Flashplayer 9 Update 3 ( In addition to F4V, the endings f4a, f4p and f4b for audio, protected videos as well as audiobooks were introduced.

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In addition to the audio and video data, F4V files can also store metadata or user data in so-called boxes.

Programs which can open a F4V file

How to open file with F4V extension?

In order to open a file with F4V extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening F4V file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with F4V files, follow the instructions below.
Install Adobe Flash Player or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening F4V files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support F4V files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of F4V files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Adobe Flash Player as the default program for opening F4V files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate F4V files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Adobe Flash Player applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe Flash Player has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with F4V files

Sometimes problems with opening F4V files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • F4V files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open F4V files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • F4V file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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