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Windows 7: windows MCE recognize flv videos????

29 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
windows MCE recognize flv videos????

I was able to right click and associate - play flv video files with windows media player in windows 7.

I looked and have no idea what version mce or wmp I have.

When I got to to task settings for video files, I cant get mce to show flv files in the view.


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01 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

sdowney717, flv files are not playable by the windows media player. They are flash video files and require a special player to view them. Remember google is your friend.

Rich
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01 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
flv files are not playable by the windows media player
by default yes, but with a codec pack you can play anything - eg mkv in Media Center, flv in WMP. You just have to be careful which codec pack you download and also look out for unwanted 'extras' such as toolbars, change of homepage/search provider etc when installing. I use this one

Media Player Codec Pack for Microsoft Windows

when all else fails, VLC will play anything

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html
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01 Jan 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3D Jed View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
flv files are not playable by the windows media player
by default yes, but with a codec pack you can play anything - eg mkv in Media Center, flv in WMP. You just have to be careful which codec pack you download and also look out for unwanted 'extras' such as toolbars, change of homepage/search provider etc when installing. I use this one

Media Player Codec Pack for Microsoft Windows

when all else fails, VLC will play anything

VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!
I did not think about codec packs since WMP windows media player can play the flv file.
Does WMP use different codec than mce?

To get it to play in wmp, all I did was right click, search for player in the file system and select wmp and it changed the icon to a wmp type picture. Something happened trying that with mce did not work.

I likely installed several codec packs. cccp and something else. opps, that was on another PC.

I just looked and dont see any codec type packs in the menu, so maybe I did not install any codec packs.
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01 Jan 2014   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I'd try to assist but I don't know what "mce" is.

Codec packs can possibly totally mess up one's system too. I never use them. I do run the free open source VLC player though, play 'em all so far.
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02 Jan 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Plain jane Windows media center edition.

https://www.google.com/search?q=wind...hrome&ie=UTF-8

I got it to work by installing windows 7 codec pack
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21 Jan 2014   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

I opt to NEVER INSTALL AN EXTERNAL CODEC PACK!

No need. WMP and WMC standard Windows 7 media foundation support can play just about anything (but admittedly, not everything).

If I want some type of special video format to play that for some rare reason is not supported by either WMP or WMC, I use PotPlayer which for my money (actually, it costs NO MONEY... it's free!) is superior to every other media player out there including VLC (VideoLan). Haven't run across any audio or video format not playable with PotPlayer directly.

Note that PotPlayer includes support for FLV, MP4, all audio and video formats, etc., and you can optionally set PotPlayer to be the default Windows player for any of these. I'll actually use Winamp for my default audio player, and PotPlayer manually invoked when I want to play "uncommon video"

You don't need any external codec packs... just PotPlayer. Same as with Winamp for audio, which can play all audio formats by itself with no external codecs installed.

The PotPlayer program has a vast amount of customization capabilities allowing you to control its GUI appearance and behavior, but once you get what you want you can save your customizations to an INI file which can then be used to automatically carry forward these customizations any time you might upgrade the program to a new release.
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22 Jan 2014   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
I opt to NEVER INSTALL AN EXTERNAL CODEC PACK!

No need. WMP and WMC standard Windows 7 media foundation support can play just about anything (but admittedly, not everything).

If I want some type of special video format to play that for some rare reason is not supported by either WMP or WMC, I use PotPlayer which for my money (actually, it costs NO MONEY... it's free!) is superior to every other media player out there including VLC (VideoLan). Haven't run across any audio or video format not playable with PotPlayer directly.

Note that PotPlayer includes support for FLV, MP4, all audio and video formats, etc., and you can optionally set PotPlayer to be the default Windows player for any of these. I'll actually use Winamp for my default audio player, and PotPlayer manually invoked when I want to play "uncommon video"

You don't need any external codec packs... just PotPlayer. Same as with Winamp for audio, which can play all audio formats by itself with no external codecs installed.

The PotPlayer program has a vast amount of customization capabilities allowing you to control its GUI appearance and behavior, but once you get what you want you can save your customizations to an INI file which can then be used to automatically carry forward these customizations any time you might upgrade the program to a new release.
I like VLC and it plays it all.
I wanted to play within WMC simply because it is a HTPC type idea.
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