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Windows 7: FLV File Downloader & Player

14 Jul 2010   #1
OEM

OS3.5
 
 
FLV File Downloader & Player

Hello,

I was interested in downloading a flash player video and didn't realize what all that entailed. Needed to install a program that would download the .flv file and then had to either find a plug-in for WMP to play the .flv file or find an altogether standalone player.

What I found for downloading was Flv Capture

and then for playing them was Play-it-Now Media Player which I think is just a renamed player that is really the VLC player.

Just downloaded and tried them out last night and from what I tell they both seem to do the job. The flv downloader is a bit strange as it opens up a mini internet browser window thats not in English, but there is no need for it to be as it still downloads the flv in English.

The Player I was happy to see didn't try and take over every media file on the PC and have it open it. Looking at the list of files the player has associated itself with as the default player was very short and most of the extensions I've never heard of.

So were these a good choice?

Are there easier downloaders and a safe plug-in for WMP as that is the Player I most commonly use?

There is another Player on the PC called Media Direct from Dell and it works well, but again it doesn't play .flv files. Doubt there is any plug-ins for it to play flv.

Any thoughts on these programs or replies about better choices would be greatly appreciated.

Thnx, -OEM

Just on a side Note:
Dell Media Direct is more than just a player. Should your Notebook be shut down, instead of powering up and booting to the OS, there's another button for Media Direct to power up and it loads very fast. Although my notebook is rarely powered down, the program is also installed on the OS and can be ran from within Windows.


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14 Jul 2010   #2
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

WMP with Shark007.net - Windows 7 Codecs - WMP12 Codecs should play .flv just fine
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14 Jul 2010   #3
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Grimmjow View Post
WMP with Shark007.net - Windows 7 Codecs - WMP12 Codecs should play .flv just fine
I Forgot about Shark 007. Heard nothing but good things about it. I'll give it a go. Thnx for the reply Grimmjow.

Shark 007 has nothing to do with downloading flv or any other media type files, its a codec pack that allows any player one might have to play most any type of media. Is this correct?
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14 Jul 2010   #4
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Yes, that is correct. I'm using it too, didn't had any problems with it, codecs are working great.
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14 Jul 2010   #5
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Grimmjow View Post
Yes, that is correct. I'm using it too, didn't had any problems with it, codecs are working great.
thnx again Grimmjow,

It'll be great if 007 also works with Dell Media Direct. I'll install sometime tonight and report back sometime tomorrow.
-OEM
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14 Jul 2010   #6
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

You are welcome
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