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Flash Player, installed, how do I get it to play?

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by charlie222, Nov 18, 2011.

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  1. charlie222

    charlie222 Thread Starter

    Nov 18, 2011
    Or is it installed?
    Adobe website, install Flash Player, installation successful screen. Restart computer > Flash Player update

    I have flash videos on my desktop. Rightclick, menu, open with..., browse, can navigate to:
    C:\programsx86\Adobe\Flash Player
    Okay, I found a folder that looks like it's the program, now what? I can highlight it, double-click it
    this shows a folder inside called AddIns that contains airappinstaller.exe and digest.s
    none of this looks helpful
    All kinds of entering the name of the program, with or without the path does not help

    I can go to set default programs, this is the same screen as from 'browse' above. I can find the folder Adobe, containing a folder named
    Flash Player, but then what?
    How do I tell windows to play .flv files with Flash Player?
    I have .flv files on my desktop. They are flash videos. How do I get them to play?
    Is this the right program for playing a video that you have on your computer?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    In the past (on other computers) I have bought third-party flv players like the ones advertised here on these pages. Far as I can remember none of them have ever worked, so I am not interested in any solutions that involve buying yet another one.

    Another question: Why does windows claim it doesn't know what an .flv file is? I thought it was Apple that hated Adobe.

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  2. Oddba11


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  3. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    Flash Player doesn't have a "player" per se. It is an add-on for browsers. If you want a real flv player, you can get a stanalone one at many freeware sites. I like FLV Media Player.
  4. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Mar 9, 2009
    VLC will also play FLV files and just about everything else, all with the same player and no special codec pack...
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