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species8350 (01-31-10, 02:24 PM)
Hi,

WMP plays all my flv videos except one.

When I try to play this video I get the following message:

'Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not
support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to
compress the file.'

Any idea what might be wrong, and how I can fix it.

This video plays perfectly in Easy FLV Player.

Thanks
Hot-text (02-01-10, 02:25 AM)
'Windows Media Player do not
if it was playing flv file, that file is lying to you! they be avi, wmv, or
media file but no a FLV
But you may have a Pug-ins to play FLV in Windows Media Player, then the
file is true
for you would know if you did install a FLV Pug-ins for Windows Media
Player!

Now if you have a Pug-ins for FLV, that file is lying to you it not a FLV
maybe it a mov!
For Windows Media Player will play a video name A1.wmv that was rename to
A1.gif

it see not gif but wmv so if it was name A1.flv Windows Media Player will
play because it is a wmv file that lying flv .

OPEN your Windows Media Player
Click on TOOLS
Click on Options
Click on File Types
is the list of file that Windows Media Player will play
See no FLV because it is not a Windows Media Player file

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species8350 (02-01-10, 04:37 AM)
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Don't seem to have File Types under Options?
species8350 (02-02-10, 02:21 PM)
On Feb 1, 2:37 am, species8350 <not_here5species8>
wrote:
> On Feb 1, 12:25 am, "Hot-text" <hot-t> wrote:
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Please note, I have the codecs installed that will play flv files
Tim De Baets (02-02-10, 05:47 PM)
Because WMP can play all other FLV videos, I suppose you already have
the FLV splitter installed?

Try downloading and installing FFDShow from

Even if that's already installed as well, you could have an outdated
version, and installing a newer version wouldn't hurt.

If that doesn't help, open the FLV file in GSpot -
- and report back what video (and
possibly audio) codec is used by the file.

Regards
species8350 (02-03-10, 01:10 PM)
On Feb 2, 3:47 pm, Tim De Baets <tdeba> wrote:
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Hi,

I have FFDShow installed. ffdshow.ax, date modified: 31/7/09.
I also have FLVSplitter installed. flvsplitter.ax, date modified:
14/8/09/

I ran the file through GSPOT and got the following information:

File Type: Flashvideo FLV
MIME: Video /x-flv

Compatibility warning: Unknown flash FLV format.

Any advice appreciated.

Bearing in mind the date of FFDShow, would you still advise updating?
What about FLVSplitter?

Best wishes

S
species8350 (02-03-10, 01:18 PM)
On Feb 2, 3:47 pm, Tim De Baets <tdeba> wrote:
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I have just looked at the link that you gave.

I see it talks of decompressing FLV1. I think that my files are flv.
Is this important?
Tim De Baets (02-03-10, 05:45 PM)
species8350 wrote:
> Compatibility warning: Unknown flash FLV format.


If not even GSpot can recognize the format, then you probably have a
corrupted FLV file. It's possible that Easy FLV Player is less sensitive
to corrupted files than FLVSplitter/FFDShow.

> Bearing in mind the date of FFDShow, would you still advise updating?
> What about FLVSplitter?


Yes, it definitely is worth trying to update both. If the file still
can't be played, and you are pretty sure that it's not corrupted, I
would suggest you report this on the FLV Splitter or FFDShow forums.

> I have just looked at the link that you gave.
> I see it talks of decompressing FLV1. I think that my files are flv.
> Is this important?


What exact link are you referring to?

Regards
species8350 (02-04-10, 04:13 AM)
On Feb 3, 3:45 pm, Tim De Baets <tdeba> wrote:
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> Regards
> --
> Tim De Baetshttp://www.bm-productions.tk


From the link that you gave, first paragraph: FLV1:

'FFDShow is a DirectShow decoding filter for decompressing DivX, XviD,
H.264, FLV1, WMV, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2, MPEG-4 movies. It uses libavcodec
from ffmpeg project for video decompression, postprocessing code from
mplayer to enhance visual quality of low bitrate movies, and is based
on original DirectShow filter from XviD, which is GPL'ed educational
implementation of MPEG4 encoder'.

For my reference do you have the links for the FFDShow and Splitter
forums?

Best wishes.

'
species8350 (02-04-10, 04:37 AM)
On Feb 3, 3:45 pm, Tim De Baets <tdeba> wrote:
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> Regards
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> Tim De Baetshttp://www.bm-productions.tk


Tim,

When installing a new version of splitter, do I need to re-register
the file?

Thanks
Tim De Baets (02-04-10, 04:01 PM)
species8350 wrote:
> From the link that you gave, first paragraph: FLV1:


This isn't important. FLV1 is the internal name of the Flash Video
format. FLV is the file extension, so they're different things.

> For my reference do you have the links for the FFDShow and Splitter
> forums?


FFDShow:
FLV Splitter:


> When installing a new version of splitter, do I need to re-register
> the file?


The FLV Splitter has its own installer, so you shouldn't have to
re-register anything.

Regards
species8350 (02-04-10, 08:24 PM)
On Feb 4, 2:01 pm, Tim De Baets <tdeba> wrote:
> species8350 wrote:
> This isn't important. FLV1 is the internal name of the Flash Video
> format. FLV is the file extension, so they're different things.
> FFDShow:
> FLV Splitter:
> The FLV Splitter has its own installer, so you shouldn't have to
> re-register anything.
> Regards
> --
> Tim De Baetshttp://www.bm-productions.tk


I think I have the FLVSplitter file that I install manually. Will it
need to be re-registered, bearing in mind the fact that I have a
version of FLVSplitter already registered?

Thanks
Tim De Baets (02-05-10, 05:57 PM)
species8350 wrote:
> I think I have the FLVSplitter file that I install manually. Will it
> need to be re-registered, bearing in mind the fact that I have a
> version of FLVSplitter already registered?


I would suggest to use the installer instead. It can be downloaded from


If you really want to install it manually, then you possibly need to
re-register it manually too, by running "regsvr32 FLVSplitter.ax".

Regards
species8350 (02-06-10, 02:19 PM)
On Feb 5, 3:57 pm, Tim De Baets <tdeba> wrote:
> species8350 wrote:
> I would suggest to use the installer instead. It can be downloaded fromhttp://www.free-codecs.com/download_soft.php?d=4384&s=630
> If you really want to install it manually, then you possibly need to
> re-register it manually too, by running "regsvr32 FLVSplitter.ax".
> Regards
> --
> Tim De Baetshttp://www.bm-productions.tk


For a manual instal,l would it be best to delete the installed
FLVSplitter before installing the upgrade?

On a related point, FFDShow appears to contain the codecs. So what is
the role of FLVSplitter?

Thanks
Hot-text (02-08-10, 06:24 AM)
I would like to have the link too the flv file you are trying to play!

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