How to Open FLV File in Android?

Method 1: Convert FLV to Android MP4; Method 2: Install FLV Player on Android

Can not open FLV file on your Android device and want to find a solution? The following just provides two widely used methods to help you to easily play any FLV file on your Android device. Check the two methods in the following article.

FLV format is more often used to deliver video contents online and so many video files are in FLV format when you are streaming your favorite video files from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, etc. In order to play your favorite online videos on your Android devices, first you need to download these online videos. But FLV playback problem always happens when you try to play the downloaded FLV files on your Android devices. Why does this happen and how to fix it?

The reason of FLV playback failure on Android is possibly caused by FLV and Android incompatibility. Android devices support to play many video formats, like MP4, 3GP, VP8, VP9, etc, but FLV is not on the supported format list. To fix it, you have two methods. One is to convert the FLV format to Android device more supported MP4 H.264 and the other is to install one FLV player on your Android device. Check these two methods as below one by one.

Method One: Convert FLV to Android MP4 H.264

Among all Android devices supported file formats, MP4 H.264 has the playback privilege and almost all models of Android devices fully support to play it. So you can choose to convert your FLV format to your Android device more supported MP4 H.264 with a professional FLV to Android converter - Avdshare Video Converter. This converter can provide the following features when converting FLV to Android MP4 H.264.

  1. Convert any FLV file to any Android device more supported MP4 H.264 with no quality loss and the highest conversion speed.
  2. Convert FLV file to other popular video formats, like MKV, AVI, WMV, WTV, MOV, ASF, etc, to successfully play any FLV file on iOS devices, all smart TVs, PSP, Windows Media Player, etc.
  3. Solve any video format incompatibility issue by converting any video format to another one.
  4. Support to batch convert many FLV files to Android MP4 H.264 at one time.
  5. Convert FLV to Android MP4 H.264 or convert other video formats without no ad and no virus.
  6. Provide multiple video editing features to edit your FLV, MP4 H.264 or any other video format file, like trimming, rotating, splitting and merging your video file or files, changing your video file frame rate, bitrate, sample rate, channels, etc.

Guide on Converting FLV to Android MP4 H.264

You can follow the guide below to convert your FLV file to your Android device more supported MP4 H.264.

Make Preparation: Free download FLV to Android Converter

Free download the professional FLV to Android Converter - Avdshare Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.

Step 1 Import FLV file

You can click the Add File button to import your FLV file to this converter. The Drag&Drop feature also works to import your FLV file to this converter.

Step 2 Specify MP4 H.264 as output format

You can choose Android device more supported MP4 H.264 output format by clicking the Profile button>General Video category.

Step 3 Complete the FLV to Android MP4 H.264 conversion

After Step 2 is done,you can click the Convert button to get your FLV file successfully converted to your Android device more supported MP4 H.264.

Method Two: Install Another FLV Player to Android

Android native player does not support to play FLV files, and you can install a third player which supports to play FLV file to your Android device. Many people have installed VLC Player to help them to play FLV files on Android devices, since VLC Player is so popular and powerful to play FLV files and many other video format files. But remember that you should download VLC Player from its official website in which way you can avoid the ad or virus downloaded to your Android device. After the installation, you can launch VLC Player on your Android device to play your FLV files.