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FLV VLC-How to Play FLV Files on VLC Easily

Author by Penny

Updated on Jan 13, 2023

Can VLC play FLV? This is a question that many people may ask. Actually, VLC can open files with the .flv extension. But users still meet some problems when playing FLV files in VLC, such as no images, no audio, black screen, etc. In view of this, this article aims to teach you how to solve FLV VLC playback issues and introduces an all-in-one video converter to help play FLV on VLC smoothly by converting the video format.

VLC, as a free and open-source media player, supports all kinds of video formats including FLV, so many people are fond of playing videos in it. However, when we use VLC to play FLV files, there might be some hiccups, such as no images, no sound or black screen. These do not mean that VLC does not support playing FLV files, but some relevant settings of VLC may need adjustments. Due to this, this article will demonstrate in detail how to configure the relevant settings in the following sections.

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How to Play FLV on VLC by Adjusting Relevant Settings

VLC media player FLV

Setting 1. Change Output Module to Fix Black Screen or VLC Media Player FLV No Video Issue

Open VLC Media Player on your computer. Click “Tools” at the top of the interface and choose “Preferences” to enter a new window, then, under Video section, click the "Output" drop-down menu and select" OpenGL Video Output " that can get CPU usage up to 100%, last hit the “Save” button and then try playing FLV video in VLC.

Adjust the playing volume of FLV VLC

Setting2. For No Audio Issues

Launch VLC and go to Tools > Preferences > Audio, click “Always reset audio start level to” and drag the slider along with volume bar to adjust the volume.

Tips. The above two methods can usually solve the problem of FLV not playing on VLC. If you still fail to play FLV files on VLC by resetting, there is another reason which is that the codec used to encode FLV files may not be installed in the package, which will cause FLV files fail to open properly. In this case, to fix the FLV VLC error, you need to install an FLV codec, but to download an FLV codec is usually troublesome. For this reason, I will recommend an all-in-one encoder for you in the following content-WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro.  It can help you play FLV files on VLC by converting them into VLC supported formats without any difficulties. So if you are interested, please read on.

Let VLC Play FLV Smoothly by Converting FLV Files to VLC Supported Formats

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a professional video transcoding program which has abundant built-in video and audio encoders that can help you play FLV files on VLC after simple conversion. This software supports 500+ formats and devices, which can allow you to change video formats at will, for example, convert FLV to MP4, FLV to AVI, and so on. Additionally, this program can perform up to 50X faster powered by hardware acceleration and its exclusive lightning mode tech. At the same time, batch conversion can help you convert FLV file formats in bulk. So if you have a large FLV video file or numerous FLV files, you can convert them in a short time.

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Detailed Guide to Convert FLV to VLC supported Formats

Import FLV files

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Step1. Launch this Program and Import Files

Open HD Video Converter Factory Pro and hit “Converter” to enter a new window, then, click the “Add Files” button in the upper right-hand corner or directly drag FLV files to the interface.

Select a VLC supported format

Step2. Choose a VLC Compatible Output Formats

Click on the right “Output Format” button and then click video tab to select a VLC compatible format like AVI, 3GP, MP4, AIFF, ASF, MOV, etc.

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Step3. Start to Convert FLV Format

Click on the inverted triangle at the bottom to choose an output folder and hit “Run” in blue to start to convert. Before it is done, you need to wait a few seconds.


The above are the solutions to the problem of FLV VLC playback. Give it a try! I hope they can help you solve this problem. In addition, if you encounter any problems during the practice, you can contact us at any time.

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