Windows has sometime back released its latest version of Media Player and although it can play the Flash FLV files without any glitch but there is a slight catch to it.
Yeah, you guessed it. To be able to play the FLV Windows Media Player, you first need to install the media decoder for it. The media decoder is also called in tech paralance as a Codec.
Additionally, many readers have reported to us that just the Codec would not resolve your issues. You might even have to resort to ffdshow to get your FLV Windows Media player grooving.
The sequence of events while trying to play the FLV media plyer file is as follows: When you try to open the concerned Windows Media FLV file, it may pop an error message or a warning window saying that it doesn’t know what kind of a file it is. Here’s a trick to beat it with – Play the FLV Media file anyway. 😉
Now once you get the FLV files working, I am sure like me you would want to play such Windows Media File on the browser itself. To enable that, do the following. Set the MIME type for the FLV file.
Once this part is done, you can use the regular code, which is embedded, to place the player on the page. Just the way you do with Youtube. Now you should be all set.
In case you want more indepth information on this, I highly recommend this site – FLV Windows Media Player.