Win 8 Media Player Codec

Is it possible to play .FLV files in Windows 8 Media Player ?

I've seen links to codec packages but they invariably contain nasties :(

Anyone have a safe link ?

Or a non Cloud version of RealPlayer ?
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Marko PecolarSystem AdministratorCommented:
Try this codec pack it always get's the job done...

http://www.free-codecs.com/download_soft.php?d=7411&s=775&r=
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*** Hopeleonie ***IT ManagerCommented:
I recommend VLC media player for Windows:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
VLC is an excellent (free!) product that I've been using for many years:
http://www.videolan.org/

It has all of the codecs built in — plays FLV fine without the need for an external codec. However, if you still want a codec to try to get WMP to play the FLV files, I suggest the K-Lite Codec Pack:
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/k_lite_codec_pack.htm

But you really should consider installing VLC – it's terrific! Regards, Joe
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MereteCommented:
Well actually flash files don't usually play in windows media player, even in windows 7 and xp
Flash is propriety codec belonging to Adobe, you should already have this from Adobe inbuilt so you can play YouTube
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
If this is for standalone flash file
use a flash player like  swiff player it's dedicated to flash
http://www.globfx.com/products/swfplayer/
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
According to an MVP at this MS Windows forum thread, the codec pack at the link below will enable WMP to play FLVs:
http://www.windows7codecs.com/

I don't know if that's the case, as I don't have it installed, since I use VLC (and sometimes RealPlayer) for FLVs, but it's worth a try if you're really keen on playing FLVs in WMP. Regards, Joe
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