Play FLV Files in Windows Media Player

by on February 26, 2009
in Tips and Tricks




windows-media-player-12-iconNormally we download other third-party media players to play formats, such as FLV, that are not supported by Windows Media Player by default. Ofcourse, they are way better than WMP, but you don’t have to download them just to play FLV files.

Codecs package, such as K-Lite, also adds FLV support to WMP, but why so much fuss when you can easily make it work by just adding the FLV format file in WMP.

PlayFLV is a small plugin that enables your WMP to play FLV files, as simple as playing a normal video file by double-clicking it. It also prompts to install FLVSplitter by Gabest, and then associates all the FLV files in your computer to Windows Media Player.

Features of PlayFLV are:

  • Plugin that enables Windows Media Player to playback FLV files
  • Features all default functions, such as zooming, skipping and full screen view
  • Creates file association: Double-click FLV files to play them in Windows Media Player
  • Very lightweight plugin
  • Free and open source

Download PlayFLV

You can download it from here: Download PlayFLV.

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  • Johnny

    Dosen”t work..

  • Donna

    doesn’t work for me either. Windows vista, windows media player 10. sucks. now I have all these leftovers in my registry when I uninstall.

  • satiafied

    Yes, it worked indeed!

  • user

    works fine for me

  • shenuna

    Play FLV with VLC, Perian…

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  • Olga

    I have downloaded Play FLV though my Media Player still doesn't play FLV files I had downloaded from YouTube. Would you recommend anything to me? Thanks!

  • Thanks for sharing a nice informative post

  • Xenafan40

    my antivirus says it had 2 virus init!

  • Redsandal

    Me too, I have downloaded PlayFLV and it installed Mediaplayer Lite but it doesn’t play at all .flv