File type: Adobe Flash Animation File
File type: Free Lossless Audio Codec File
File Extension FLAC
The FLAC file extension is employed in identifying Free Lossless Audio Codec File, an audio file format that has a similarity with an MP3 format.The files with the FLAC file extension are compressed without losing their quality. It functions the same way a ZIP does but the files in the FLAC file extension are better at compression because the FLAC file extension is particularly intended for audio. The FLAC file extension could be played in every favorite media player just like an MP3 file.
Although files with the FLAC file extension have a reduced storage requirement and bandwidth, the audio integrity is not compromised. Audio sources encoded in the FLAC file extension are normally reduced in size by 40 to 50 percent. The said file extension had been developed for saving packed audio data.
It is not like the general lossless algorithms such as ZIP and gZIP. While the ZIP file extension compresses the audio files that are of CD quality by 10 to 20 percent, the files wtih the FLAC file extension have a significantly greater compression.
Open FLAC File
File type: Family Tree
File type: Flash Video
The FLV file extension is employed in identifying Flash Video files. Flash Video Exporter plug-in or other applications with support for the FLV format exports it. The FLV file extension is comprised of an interleaved audio, short header, metadata packets and video.
The video and audio data is then contained in a format that is similar to the standard SWF format of Flash. The FLV format is described to be an open format supported application not under Macromedia or Adobe. It is possible to export the FLV files from QuickTime Pro or from a number of other programs capable of exporting to the file format of QuickTime. The .FLV identifies the video files with Flash compatibility.
This video file had originally been supported and developed by Macromedia which has since been acquired by Adobe Systems.
The said is presently supported by other companies also and has gained popularity because it is used by YouTube in their videos.
File type: FoxPro report file, Visual Basic binary form
About the FRX file type
Depending on the application using it, the FRX file extension functions as a report file or as a binary form file.
The FRX file extension functions as a report file for FoxPro. FoxPro is a text-based and procedurally-oriented programming language. It does not just work as a programming language but a database management system as well.
It was originally published by Fox Software. But was later purchased by Microsoft and used for:
- the MS Windows,
- Apple Macintosh.
Sometimes, FoxPro is also considered as a relational database management system, although it lacks the transactional processing. So far, FoxPro is no longer sold. However, there is still a worldwide community composed of FoxPro programmers and users, making the FRX an active file extension.
The FRX file extension is appended to reports generated by FoxPro as well as Visual FoxPro.