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Windows 7: flv codec help

10 May 2010   #1
Wicca

 
 
flv codec help

i have k lite installed the full one but power dvd only plays some flv and on others
only has sound no video is there any way to get power dvd to play all the flv videos
or is there any other flv codecs i can download so it plays all the flv files


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10 May 2010   #2
Vector90Ash

Win7 (7600) Home Prem 64 bit
 
 

I use VLC player for flv files - works great. I'm using 64bit Home Prem.
VLC media player - Open Source Multimedia Framework and Player
Quite often, VLC will successfully play stuff which nothing else will touch.
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10 May 2010   #3
Wicca

 
 

yes but powerdvd is better
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10 May 2010   #4
Vector90Ash

Win7 (7600) Home Prem 64 bit
 
 

Horses for courses - PowerDVD is great for playing (erm...) DVD's
It does what it says on the tin.
VLC is good for playing stuff which nothing else will play.
I also use the K-Lite pack but even software which can normally handle flv files, sometimes fails.
That's where VLC is useful. (I'm not plugging the player - just stating the ability to play flv's which others won't).
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10 May 2010   #5
antharr

Windows 7 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vector90Ash View Post
Horses for courses - PowerDVD is great for playing (erm...) DVD's
It does what it says on the tin.
VLC is good for playing stuff which nothing else will play.
I also use the K-Lite pack but even software which can normally handle flv files, sometimes fails.
That's where VLC is useful. (I'm not plugging the player - just stating the ability to play flv's which others won't).
Absolutely on target here. PowerDVD does a pretty good job playing DVDs but that's where is ends. It is by no means a good AIO media player.
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10 May 2010   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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10 May 2010   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
+1 for FLV Player.
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10 May 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. I would never use a codec pack. It can create all kinds of unexpected problems.
2. VLC is excellent for viewing .flv and other filetypes that Windows cannot deal with.
3. An alternative is to convert the filetype with Format Factory. In my experience conversion to .avi gives the best results, but other target filetypes work too. Here is my on how to use it.
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10 May 2010   #9
Vector90Ash

Win7 (7600) Home Prem 64 bit
 
 

I should've clarified that I used to use k-lite codecs for WinXP, but since Win7 media player can already play stuff like DivX etc, there should be no need for them now.
Plus, since I discovered QuicktimeAlt, I don't have to put up with Apple's bloated and intrusive original.

On the subject of flv's - I used to save YouTube clips, by copying the file from TemporaryInternet folder (in WinXP),then renaming it to flv and playing with VLC. However, I noticed that YouTube clips don't appear in the (hard-to-find) Win7 TemporaryInternet folder.
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10 May 2010   #10
devildog93

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vector90Ash View Post
I should've clarified that I used to use k-lite codecs for WinXP, but since Win7 media player can already play stuff like DivX etc, there should be no need for them now.
Plus, since I discovered QuicktimeAlt, I don't have to put up with Apple's bloated and intrusive original.

On the subject of flv's - I used to save YouTube clips, by copying the file from TemporaryInternet folder (in WinXP),then renaming it to flv and playing with VLC. However, I noticed that YouTube clips don't appear in the (hard-to-find) Win7 TemporaryInternet folder.

Check personal "Downloads" folder or in/around "My Documents"
Mine go there with Firefox browser downloads.
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