Reviewer : Jason

VLC Player plays FLV Files

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VLC is a free Media Player program for Windows, Mac and Linux. It plays FLV and nearly every other format available. It’s a compact video player with ease of use but with the advanced capabilities that could have you reaching for the user manual.

What I love about this program is it’s effortless ability to play nearly any file – from the normal mpeg’s, wmv’s and DVD videos to the obscure mkv, vob and FLV files.

It’s pretty light weight at 18mb, taking just a minute to download and thankfully isn’t very resource intensive meaning I can watch videos on my more slower PC in the office.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a way to play flash video on your website then this is not for you. If you’re also looking for a FLV Plugin Codec for Windows Media Player, this isn’t the download for you – this is a stand alone player.

So if you’re looking for a free FLV media player then I can’t¬†recommend¬†anything else, this FLV player is a free download and will do the job. Once you’ve installed it and you’re playing your video files, come back here and leave a review below for other users.


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6 Responses to “VLC Player plays FLV Files”

  1. Greg says:
    October 28th, 2010 at 10:49 am
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    Thanks Jason, this VLC player got this really stubborn file playing. I feel like I’d tried everything to get it working and nothing worked but I found your site on Google and gave VLC player a go. Im glad I did :)

  2. Spencer says:
    December 9th, 2010 at 2:43 pm
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    FLV works on every file I’ve tried to open with it. It even opens .avi files that media player and quicktime will not. Plus it works on my Apple and plays the videos I rip from websites that stream but don’t normally let you d/l.

  3. Simon says:
    December 15th, 2010 at 3:47 pm
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    Thanks Jason, this worked fine and I am now sitting back enjoying watching FLV players from my laptop ;)

  4. Monex Scam says:
    December 17th, 2010 at 7:41 am
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    Best thing about this media player is that it plays many formats of audio and video and is cross-platform software. Indeed this is a pain in the neck if we have to wait for minutes to let our media player load the video or audio. This media player does not require additional codecs to be downloaded by us.

  5. Simon says:
    March 11th, 2013 at 1:49 pm
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    It’s light, it renders high quality video fast and shuts down fast as well. I use it all the time it’s the best program I’ve ever used. I love the fact that I can take pictures of all the videos my HD camera takes. I figure why snap a picture at a time when I can take 30 per second and then select the best choice?

  6. Hazwan Hamdan says:
    May 5th, 2013 at 6:54 am

    Thank you so much Jason. Now still working for my old PC. :D

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