I don't think flv is meant to be edited... it is an output file
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Instead of importing the FLV files that you created in Flash or After Effects or Premiere Pro, use the original footage instead. Or make the edits in Flash.
John is correct. FLV is for distribution not editing.
If you are trying to edit someone else's flash file, ask them for the original.
If you are trying to edit something that doesn't belong to you or your client that you got from the Internet, capture it a different way instead. Like a YouTube downloader, or something similar.
Thanks guys. I’ve had several clients give me .flv files they want edited claiming they don’t have anything else. I check it out and they aren’t trying to get me to edit anything illegal, but it’s the old “well, so and so has the original footage but he’s in LA, and the editor is taking a vacation, and I really need it… etc. etc.” I’ll look into the YouTube downloaders.
What you describe is "somewhat" like a store wanting you to turn bread back into flour because the baker is not available to use flour to bake a new loaf of bread