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07-13-2017, 09:00 PM
WMP FLV codec - View FLV files on Windows Media Player

Can't Play FLV Files on Windows Media Player 12? Don't worry, this article will tell you how to convert FLV to Windows Media Player compatible format.

Windows Media Player cannot play FLV Files

As we know, FLV is a format that has gained popularity with the passage of time. However, FLV is not supported by Windows Media Player. WMP uses codecs to play media files. Codecs of many formats are inbuilt in WMP to open files of that format. Yet the codec of FLV needs to be downloaded by the user to run FLV files on WMP (https://www.mediadimo.com/open-mp4-in-wmp.html). After successfully installing the codec, you will be able to run files with .flv extension in your WMP. If not, an alternative workaround is to convert FLV to Windows Media Player friendly format.


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The steps is to tell you how to open FLV Files in Windows Media Player

Step 1. Launch the FLV converter and put FLV files on the converter. You can drag and drop the file directly in the application and you can click the "Add Files" button to browse, select and load the file in the application.


Step 2. Click the Format menu, select Windows Media Player friendly format as your output video format. There, you can take WMV as your output video format. If you prefer high definition videos, move your mouse pointer to "HD Video" and then choose HD WMV.

Tip: Click "Settings" button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you'd better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.


Tip: Before the conversion, you can click Edit to Trim, Crop, Watermarks, Effects, etc. to get what you want. In this way, you can not only personalize the video, but also reduce the output file size.

Step 3. Once you've finished all the settings, click "Start" to begin FLV to Windows Media Player conversion. When the conversion finishes, click Open to locate the converted video files. You can now get the .wmv files to play in Windows Media Player with ease.

What is the FLV File?

Standing for Flash Video, a file with the FLV (https://www.mediadimo.com/free-flv-player.html) file extension is a file that uses Adobe Flash Player or Adobe Air to transmit video/audio over the internet.Flash Video is the standard video format used by nearly all embedded video on the internet including the videos found on YouTube, Hulu, and many more websites.The F4V file format is a Flash Video file that's similar to FLV. Some FLV files are embedded in SWF files.

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