Quicktime not opening .flv file

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rajendrapandey, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. rajendrapandey macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2016
    #1
    I am using quicktime 10.4 on Yosemite and also installed Perian but still unable to play .flv videos. Any help will be appreciated.

    Cheers
    -Rajen
     
  2. chabig macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2002
    #3
    I don't think Perian ever supported .flv files. VLC should play it, as arggg14 said.
     
  3. rajendrapandey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2016
    #4
    Dear arggg14 and chabig, thank you for your suggestion but I just wanted to only use Quicktime Player for all my video files rather than using many players. I am using VLC player only for .flv files for long time. Perian is supported before and it was working without any problem in Snow Leopard and I always used to use Quicktime Player for .flv files. Now, it seems to be the problem in Yosemite as I have recently upgraded.
    Anyway thank u for your time and suggestion.
    Cheers!
    -Raj
     
  4. chabig macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2002
    #5
    I have the latest version of Perian also, and it seems to no longer convert flv. As Perian is no longer supported, it only makes sense that at some point it will probably stop working. You should avoid flv video, and if you have some that you want to keep, look for ways to convert them to mp4. There are many apps that claim to convert.
    http://www.macupdate.com/find/mac/flv
     
  5. rajendrapandey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2016
    #6
    Hi Chabig, thanks for your reply. Sometimes, I download flash videos and I have to deal with .flv files or else mostly I use .mp4. As u suggested I have been using video converters like Handbrake to convert my .flv videos to .mp4, which is quite good. Anyway, thank u.
     
  6. MSastre macrumors regular

    MSastre

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014
  7. rajendrapandey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2016
    #8
    I m also using MPEG Streamclip but I found Handbrake much faster and also reduces file size with the same or better quality. Cheers!
     
  8. sliceoftoast macrumors 6502

    sliceoftoast

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2012
    Location:
    In a Toaster
    #9
    VLC is a perfect app for playing many types of media including .FLV
     

Share This Page