FLV also known as Flash Video is a popular container file format grew out of the development of Flash MX. By using Adobe Flash Player versions 6-11, FLV format was specially developed to deliver videos over the Internet. It is capable of producing high quality videos and providing users with high rates compression. The lately-released Flash Player supports H.264 video and AAC audio. As a media video format, FLV can be embedded into SWF Flash via the widely-used Flash Player platform, in which way, users can view the FLV videos without installing the extra plug-ins.
So far, FLV is becoming more and more popular thanks to its own merits such as high loading speed, besides, it is of small size for keeping the same high video quality, which is about a third of the ordinary files. Gradually, FLV is favored and used by many websites including YouTube, Google Video, MySpace, Hulu, Metacafe because it can be embedded into a webpage with ease, besides, FLV video files can be viewed by many popular operating systems via Adobe Flash Player, web-browser plug-in or certain third-party software.
Supported Media Types in FLV File Format include:
Video: H.264, On2 VP6, Sorenson Spark (Sorenson H.263), Screen video
Audio: MP3, ADPCM, Linear PCM, Nellymoser, Speex, AAC, G.711 (reserved for internal use)
Given that FLV video files are being used by many giants with millions of clips per month, it is an obvious fact that FLV is spreading like wildfire across the web. To meet the different requirement of users, Firecoresoft has developed an all-in-one FLV converter which can convert lots of videos to FLV for uploading to video sharing websites as well as transcode FLV videos to any other popular video formats such as AVI, MOV, WMV, M4V, etc for enjoyment on most popular media players or programs.