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Cannot Play Downloaded FLV files

by odysseus1 / April 19, 2010 1:17 AM PDT

I cannot play some of the FLV media files that I have saved to my hard drive. I am using VLC Media player, although the problem persists if I try to play them in Real Player and Windows Media Player.

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Why not?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 19, 2010 5:28 AM PDT

You say you cannot play them, but didn't say what happens when you try.

Have these videos ever played properly?


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A note about a deleted post.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 19, 2010 7:55 PM PDT
In reply to: Why not?

I deleted a post from yang_spark.

It offered an .flv file converter but as we do not yet know what the problem is, I have treated that as spam advertising. That's why I deleted the post.


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FLV won't play
by odysseus1 / April 20, 2010 12:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Why not?

They used to play. Now, some do, some don't. It doesn't seem to matter what the source was. They were originally downloaded in Real Player. I have found that VLC Player usually plays more files.

In Windows explorer, the files that won't play have the title under the VLC Cone. The one's that will play have the opening picture. All have played before.

When I attempt to play in VLC, I can see the title flash in the title slot, then disappear. In Real Player, the Real Player screen comes up, but nothing happens.

It seems that if one flv extension will play, others should also.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 20, 2010 12:57 AM PDT
In reply to: FLV won't play

Some REAL content is locked to ... the REAL (.com and such) PLAYER. You may have to try that player again.

VLC PLAYER is a fine idea as you find it's about the most adept at playing almost everything.

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