What is FLV?
An FLV (Flash Video) file is a format used for playing digital video content with Adobe Flash Player. It was a popular choice for embedding video streams on the internet, including on YouTube. Since Adobe discontinued support for the Flash Player in 2020, video platforms like YouTube are moving away from it and using HTML5 instead — reducing the need for FLV files.
You can play an FLV file using Adobe Animate, VLC, Winmap, MPC-HC and other popular video players. Compared to MP4 videos, FLV video files tend to be bigger. MP4s can also contain separate audio tracks and can have higher resolution than FLV video files.
What is WAV?
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format) is an audio file format developed by IBM and Microsoft. It was designed to store digital audio on a personal computer. WAV is a lossless format, meaning it doesn’t compress the analog recording it’s derived from.
Many players and applications support WAV, including Spotify, desktop music players like VLC and mobile players. They’re also supported by most web browsers.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to convert FLV to WAV online?
- Choose a FLV file from your computer or drag and drop it into Restream’s audio converter.
- Select Convert and the converter will start processing.
- Download your WAV file when it’s ready.
Will my file lose quality when I convert FLV to WAV?
WAV is a lossless file format, meaning all of the original audio data is preserved when you convert to WAV. However, it also depends on the format of your original file. If you convert from another lossless file, like FLAC, to WAV, you won’t lose quality. If you convert from a lossy format, like MP3, the quality won’t decrease but it won’t improve either.