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BlitZ, The 57th

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#1 9 years ago

Is it possible to get Windows media player to play FLV files? My brother's computer which is a windows vista seems to be able to play FLV files on his WMP, but back on my XP it doesn't... I don't exactly know what codecs or plug-ins he has so I thought I would ask here, since my winamp is being a POOOP and not playing FLV files properly. Only 1 is able to play but I'm unable to use the progress bar. The other FLV files allows me to use the progress bar but theres no video at all.... P.S. For the files AVI, WMW and WMA which is the smallest file? Since their qualities are all pretty much the same. If theres a fourth better file type do let me know; in case FLVs cannot be played in WMP at all, I'm gonna convert them.




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#2 9 years ago

Personally, I use the KLM codec pack. There are packs, but that should do the trick for any video extension.

Download K-Lite Mega Codec Pack (standard or Lite should do ya fine)




BlitZ, The 57th

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#3 9 years ago

Hey thanks man, for the fast response. Although a number of my videos got screwed when I converted them to FLV again since WMW was larger. Now they don't play videos at all only sounds. Plus I found out AVI was smaller than both so I might be converting them to AVI to save space. EDIT: Dammit, I think my converter can't convert the same file a second time... I tried converting the WMW to AVI and the video still stays blank.




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#4 9 years ago

I think VLC can play FLV files :hmm: ... in case it wouldn't work, the CCCP should allow your other video players to play them (at least, that's the codec pack I'm using and I can play FLVs with an old freeware version of BS Player).




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#5 9 years ago
BlitZ, The 57th;4943505 Now they don't play videos at all only sounds. ... Dammit, I think my converter can't convert the same file a second time... I tried converting the WMW to AVI and the video still stays blank.

This is what happens when you don't have a codec installed for AVI. Try the K-Lite Codec pack. :)




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#6 9 years ago
BlitZ, The 57th;4943505Hey thanks man, for the fast response. Although a number of my videos got screwed when I converted them to FLV again since WMW was larger. Now they don't play videos at all only sounds.

FLV is a flash format designed for web use (i.e. YouTube etc) and that's all it's good for. The only reason you should be using FLV files is if it's a video you've downloaded from somewhere that happens to be in the FLV format. Don't bother converting your own stuff into FLV.




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#7 9 years ago
Bs|Archaon;4944967FLV is a flash format designed for web use (i.e. YouTube etc) and that's all it's good for. The only reason you should be using FLV files is if it's a video you've downloaded from somewhere that happens to be in the FLV format. Don't bother converting your own stuff into FLV.

I personally like the divx (.avi) and x264 (.mkv) formats best for quality/size. Wish I knew what I was doing with the settings though, encoding video is not my strong suit.




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#8 9 years ago
Oblivious;4945256I personally like the divx (.avi) and x264 (.mkv) formats best for quality/size. Wish I knew what I was doing with the settings though, encoding video is not my strong suit.

Agreed. (I'm not that good with video encoding either. =p)




BlitZ, The 57th

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#9 9 years ago
Bs|Archaon;4944967FLV is a flash format designed for web use (i.e. YouTube etc) and that's all it's good for. The only reason you should be using FLV files is if it's a video you've downloaded from somewhere that happens to be in the FLV format. Don't bother converting your own stuff into FLV.

Well, FLV seemed like a smaller file compared to WMW thats why I wanted to convert them. But now I know AVI is smaller, yeah...




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#10 9 years ago

AVI is a container, that means nothing about the size. You may have uncompressed avi (then it will be huge size) as well as you may have various more or less goodly compressed videos.




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