Old 22nd September 2009, 21:52   #1
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FLV decoder

I am unable to play some flashvideo's downloaded from U tube
Some work some don't. I read that I need too download a flv decoder. see below:


How to play YouTube/Google Flash Videos (FLV) in Winamp:

For Winamp 5.54+

1. Make sure Nullsoft Flash Decoder (in_flv.dll) is checkmarked in the Installer Options

2. Install the 'Additional FLV Decoder' from the latest Essentials Pack

(See 'Updates/extras' section at bottom of first post in the 'Winamp 5.xx Released' sticky thread at the top of the 'Winamp Discussion' forum for info/download)
To be honest I have no clue where to find this. I have been searching on the website and forum but I am sorry I cannot find it
Pls help me
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Pls help
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Old 22nd September 2009, 22:53   #2
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Install K-Lite Codec Pack. Very simple, and makes everything work.
I just make sure I uncheck the option to install the included media player, which is the first option listed when doing the install. Default is good enough, but I pick the option to install lots of stuff, for some reason.
It's usually the first program I install on every computer I get.
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Old 22nd September 2009, 23:36   #3
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Winamp 5.571 Released

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Updates & Extras:

Winamp Essentials 5.571
You can uncheck some/most of the items included with the EP, if you don't need them.

The one thing you'll need to keep checkmarked is the 'Nullsoft Flash Decoder' item (under the 'Media File Support' section on the 'Choose Components' page).

This will then provide support for playback of FLV files with h.263 (flv1) video content.
The default Winamp installation only supports FLV with vp6 & h.264 (AVC1) video content
(mpeg-4/h.264 = Winamp Pro only).

If the FLV files still don't play, then see below....

@net-cruizer
You don't need K-Lite Codec pack just to play FLV files in Winamp.
Sure, you can install the FLVSplitter and FFDShow so you can then use in_dshow to play FLV's instead of in_flv....



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- FLV & GVI
Follow the instructions there to make in_dshow handle FLV instead of in_flv.
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Old 23rd September 2009, 21:55   #4
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Thanks I installed Winamp Essentials 5.55 however i have sound but still no video. I downloaded from U tube Keedie I believ my heart The video shows in realplayer and VLC media player but not in winamp latest version
Hope you will advise .
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Old 24th September 2009, 02:10   #5
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In VLC, go to: Tools -> Codec Information (whilst the vid is playing)
and tell me what it says for the Video & Audio codecs used.

The audio will probably say mp4a (aac) or mp3, which is fine...

But the video could say any of vp6, flv1 (h.263), or h264

Winamp supports vp6 by default.
The EP provides support for flv1 (h263).

If it's h.264 then the only way to currently get Winamp to play that
is to use the DirectShow workaround method instead (see my previous post).


[EDIT: Jan 2010]

As from Winamp 5.57x...
Winamp's FLV Decoder (in_flv) now also supports h.264 (AVC) decoding for Winamp Pro registered users only.

For h.263 (FLV1) you will still need to install the extra h.263 decoder (f263.w5s)
from the Winamp Essentials pack (which will work for both Pro and non-Pro users).
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Old 24th September 2009, 18:39   #6
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Thanks for your quick response
In VLC
The audio codec is mp4a
The video code is AVC1
Hope to have your reply I appreciate
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Old 24th September 2009, 22:24   #7
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AVC1 = h.264

You can currently only get that to play in Winamp by using the DirectShow workaround method
(ie. by 1. setting in_dshow to handle FLV and 2. installing FLVSplitter & FFDShow).

[EDIT: Jan 2010]

Winamp 5.57x Pro users now have native support for FLV files with h.264/avc1 video content.
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Old 25th September 2009, 06:20   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by DJ Egg
AVC1 = h.264

You can currently only get that to play in Winamp by using the DirectShow workaround method
(ie. by 1. setting in_dshow to handle FLV and 2. installing FLVSplitter & FFDShow).
Thanks But I have to admit I am not very familiar with this.Please help me to do this.Where do I go for step 1 and where for step 2 Thanks for your patience
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Old 25th September 2009, 09:58   #9
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See the link DJ Egg posted in his first reply.

Winamp ATF ReferenceMy cPro timer widgetMy port of AVS
Do NOT email me with general tech support questions.
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Old 25th September 2009, 21:31   #10
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I would like to show my appreciation for your patience and help.I am happy to say that it worked and am able to play MP4 and MV4 by just adding them to the to the Extension List in the DirectShow Decoder I learned a lot Thanks very much
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Old 27th September 2009, 20:12   #11
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Some how my last question was not submitted I try again.
I downloaded a aud/video from You Tube Mp4 File format(Mpeg-4)
The video plays but is scrambled.Audio is fine.
I took the following steps:Go to: Winamp -> Prefs (Ctrl+P) -> Plugins -> Input:
Nullsoft MPEG-4 Audio Decoder (in_mp4.dll) -> config:
Remove MP4 from the Extension List, so it just leaves M4A there.
Nullsoft DirectShow Decoder (in_dshow.dll) -> config:
Add MP4 & M4V to the Extension List, so it now looks something like:
MPEG;MPG;M2V;AVI;MP4;M4V
ffdshow videos decoder:Input AVC1(libavcodec h264)
Vid is still scrambled.Any ideas?
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Old 12th January 2010, 07:44   #12
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Thank you! I had to use the DirectShow method but it works! Hopefully I can figure this out if I have to install winamp again
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