Win 8 Media Player Codec

Posted on 2014-07-15
Last Modified: 2014-07-23
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 ?
Question by:Dodsworth
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    Try this codec pack it always get's the job done...
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    I recommend VLC media player for Windows:
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    by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
    VLC is an excellent (free!) product that I've been using for many years:

    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:

    But you really should consider installing VLC – it's terrific! Regards, Joe
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    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
    If this is for standalone flash file
    use a flash player like  swiff player it's dedicated to flash
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    by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
    According to an MVP at this MS Windows forum thread, the codec pack at the link below will enable WMP to play FLVs:

    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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