How to Play FLV in Windows Media Player?
Install FLV Codec; Convert FLV to Windows Media Player Supported WMV
FLV format is a very popular video format mainly used for streaming videos online and you have a big chance to download some FLV format files from YouTube or some other video sharing websites, but it is not a good format for playback on many video devices and players and even the popular Windows Media Player can not support FLV format file. Solutions? Yes and the following will introduce two widely adopted solutions to enable you to play any FLV file on Windows Media Player.
Solution One: Install FLV Codec
Windows Media Player can play many video formats and audio formats, because it includes the codecs for these video or audio formats. But the codec for playing FLV is missing in Windows Media Player, so you will fail to directly import your FLV file to Windows Media Player for playback. We can fix it by installing an FLV codec to your Windows Media Player and after the FLV codec is installed on your Windows Media Player you can successfully open FLV file with your Windows Media Player.
However, installing an FLV codec is not suitable for anyone. And if you have less computer knowledge it will be hard for you to find the right FLV codec and you may install some malware to your computer, in which situation you can check the following Solution Two.
Solution Two: Convert FLV to Windows Media Player WMV
Alternatively, you can use a video converter to convert your FLV to Windows Media Player best supported WMV and Windows Media Player has no WMV playback problem. To convert FLV to WMV, a professional FLV to Windows Media Player converter - Avdshare Video Converter is recommended to use. This Avdshare Video Converter can efficiently finish the following tasks:
- Convert any FLV file from any source to WMV format for the compatible WMV playback in Windows Media Player.
- Besides, this Avdshare Video Converter also helps to convert MP4, MOV, MKV, RMVB, AVCHD, etc to Windows Media Player WMV.
- This Avdshare Video Converter is equipped with high tech which will provide up to 90X faster conversion speed to complete FLV to Windows Media Player WMV conversion.
- What is better is that this Avdshare Video Converter will give 100% original FLV quality to the WMV output file.
Guide on Converting FLV to Windows Media Player WMV
The following guide will help to easily convert any FLV file to your Windows Media Player best supported WMV.
Make Preparation: Free download FLV to Windows Media Player Converter
Step 1 Import FLV Video file
The Add File button is designed to allow you to import your FLV file to this converter and you can click it to import your single FLV or many FLV files to this converter. You can also drag and drop your FLV files to this converter. Many FLV files will be converted at one time.
Step 2 Select WMV as output video format
Select WMV as your output format by clicking the Profile button>General Video category.
Step 3 Complete the conversion
You can complete FLV to Windows Media Player WMV conversion by clicking the Convert button.