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Old 04-22-2009, 12:33 AM   #1
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swfdec can't play flv?

I have installed swfdec 8.4 on my sh4 platform. When I try to play .flv files, I get:

SWFDEC: ERROR: swfdec_resource.c(244): swfdec_resource_stream_target_parse: no decoder found for format
SWFDEC: ERROR: swfdec_as_context.c(168): swfdec_as_context_abort: abort: This is not a Flash file

According to swfdec wiki this player should be able to play flv videos..

How to enable flv support? What are the configure options for that?
Old 04-29-2009, 09:19 AM   #2
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Hmm does your application have codecs that need to be installed first?

Have you installed them?

I. e. for example for MPlayer (take a look, it's quite good) you have to download and install its specific codecs pack into a specified location in order for it to be able to play most common movie formats. It almost looks like you are missing the correct / complete codecs for your video player application.


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