How to Fix an FLV File

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How to Fix an FLV File
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FLV (Flash Video) is a type of file format used to store video in a highly compressed format. Due to its smaller file size, FLV is the most-used file format by online video directories such as YouTube. FLV files can get choppy or will refuse to run altogether due to bad metadata packets. If this is the case, you must use third-party recovery software such as GetFLV, FLV MetaData Injector GUI or Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery to repair the damaged FLV file.

Skill level:
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Things you need

  • GetFLV, FLV MetaData Injector GUI or Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery

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Instructions

    GetFLV

  1. 1

    Download and install GetFLV (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Open GetFLV.

  3. 3

    Click on the button labelled "FLV Fixer" at the bottom of the GetFLV window.

  4. 4

    Select the FLV file that you want to repair by clicking on the button labelled "Add Files."

  5. 5

    Click "Repair" to fix the selected FLV file.

    FLV MetaData Injector GUI

  1. 1

    Download FLV MetaData Injector GUI (see Resources). Extract the contents of the downloaded ZIP file by right-clicking on it and selecting "Extract."

  2. 2

    Download the FLVMDI.exe file (see Resources). Extract the downloaded file and copy its contents into the previously extracted FLV MetaData Injector GUI folder.

  3. 3

    Double-click the file labelled "Flvmdigui.exe" to launch FLV MetaData Injector GUI.

  4. 4

    Click on the "Browse" button next to the "Input FLV file" field to select the FLV file that you want to repair.

  5. 5

    Click "Run FLVMDI" to fix the FLV file.

    Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery

  1. 1

    Download and install Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Open Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery.

  3. 3

    Click on the "Start Scan" button under the "Data Recovery" tab. Select the drive that has the corrupted FLV file and click "Start Scan" again.

  4. 4

    Select the FLV file from the pane on the left-side of the Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery window.

  5. 5

    Click "Recover" to repair the FLV file.

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