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Windows 7: Enable WMP to play FLV

30 Jun 2010   #31
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Right click on the file then choose to open with Media Player. It will look like this:




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01 Jul 2010   #32
FredPinVT

Win XP
 
 

I downloaded Shark, it has the same interface as ffdshow. I could not get mine to work. Anyone have the setup instructions? Otherwise, Real Player works great. I'm surprised at Microsoft, not including codecs for flv files. There are many players out there that have them, RP, VLC, mediaplayer... what's up with you MS?
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01 Jul 2010   #33
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Shark007's FREE codec solutions - Shark007's WIKI
Have a look at my Wiki - That is what my interface looks like.
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01 Jul 2010   #34
jp2code

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Hello Mr. Shark!

I finally got around to installing this package.

During installation, there was the note to make sure all other codecs were removed before installing. With that window open, I looked into my list of installed programs, and saw I had nothing else installed. So, I clicked OK, and kept going, accepting all of the defaults on the Install Shield installer.

While installing the Win7codecs package, I got this message box:
Code:
MessageBox.Show(
this,
"Error 2755.Server returned unexpected error 1624 attempting to install package C:\ProgramData\Win7codecs\{E6729CEA-D699-4337-A079-47EB8DCC846E}\Win7codes.msi.",
"Win7codecs Installer Information",
MessageBoxIcon.Information,
MessageBoxButton.OK
);
I looked up the Windows Installer Error Codes and found this:
Code:
1624
ERROR_INSTALL_TRANSFORM_FAILURE
There was an error applying transforms. Verify that the specified transform paths are valid.
Any idea how to fix this?

I'm on 64-bit Win7, if that helps.
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04 Jul 2010   #35
FredPinVT

Win XP
 
 

jp2code: Try a google search. Also, for everyone, I found another codec that works great, K-Lite Codec Pack 6.1.0. My WMP is working great with very little fuss.
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04 Jul 2010   #36
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredPinVT View Post
jp2code: Try a google search. Also, for everyone, I found another codec that works great, K-Lite Codec Pack 6.1.0. My WMP is working great with very little fuss.
Although I am not a big codec package fan (I prefer to use VLC or Media Player Classic), I can confirm that K-Lite works with WMP and .flv. Just right click on the .flv file, go to Properties and change the "Open with" to WMP.
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04 Jul 2010   #37
jp2code

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredPinVT View Post
jp2code: Try a google search. Also, for everyone, I found another codec that works great, K-Lite Codec Pack 6.1.0. My WMP is working great with very little fuss.
Hi Fred,

I found this site: Download K-Lite Codec Pack

Now my confusion is, for my 64-bit Win 7 machine, should I get:
  • Basic
  • Standard
  • Full
  • Mega
  • Corporate (don't really see a need for this)
  • 64-bit
The 64-bit looked like the obvious choice, but it also says this:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by http://www.codecguide.com/download_kl.htm
For an optimal user experience it is highly recommended to also install one of the 32-bit variants from above, because most software that runs on 64-bit versions of Windows is still 32-bit.

Windows Vista x64 and Windows 7 x64 use a 32-bit version of Windows Media Player by default. Windows Media Center and Windows Explorer are 64-bit applications. That is why you need both 32-bit and 64-bit codecs.
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28 Sep 2010   #38
Geof777

 
 

All sounds good - can we get Real Player for W7 - that's what I really want
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28 Sep 2010   #39
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

@Geof777:Have a look here

Real Player in Windows 7

-DG
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28 Sep 2010   #40
Geof777

 
 

Woah!!! Doesn't look straight forward!!
Could get messy - a whole load of stuff I have no knowledge of going on there
I just need a simple download - I guess that might not exist yet
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