Play A *.flv Video file

  David4637 10:28 30 Mar 2011

I have downloaded a *.flv file from You Tube, but WMP won't play it. Please advise on a simple player that will play it?
Thanks David

  bluesbrother 10:45 30 Mar 2011

VLC media player click here

  David4637 14:51 30 Mar 2011

bluesbrother - thanks for your reply.
Any other ideas as I am on dial up and 20MB takes some down loading?
Thanks David

  Bapou 16:40 30 Mar 2011

You could try Real Player, Never used it myself but have just tested the download size and it's 655kb. Your dialup should cope with that ok.

  Bapou 16:42 30 Mar 2011

Sorry, your link to Real Player, click here

  Thalmus 16:45 30 Mar 2011

contains every codec for playing any media file you will ever need click here

and if i could be pedantic for a sec, 20 MB downloaded at 56k takes roughly 6 mins 40 secs, not really an eternity (The k-lite codec pack is 17 MB)

  Thalmus 16:46 30 Mar 2011

oh and for the love god don't use real player

  bluesbrother 16:58 30 Mar 2011

I haven't used Real Player for years but I still shudder at the memory.
You could try Real Alternative 2.0.2 click here 6.58mb download.

  David4637 10:14 31 Mar 2011

I decided to work through your replies -
VLC player is 300 KB, where as the link says 9 MB and is a setup.exe, what does this mean?
Thanks David

  David4637 10:16 31 Mar 2011

sorry the 300KB download is a setup.exe, where as the link says its 19 MB, what does this mean?
Thanks david

  Batch 11:05 31 Mar 2011

You could try FLVPlayer: click here

It should be less than 5MB.

I use it and it works fine for me.

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