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How can I play FLV files for display on my TV?


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#1 of 3 Jeff Brooks

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Posted November 16 2010 - 02:13 PM

I am looking for the best way to play FLV files from my PC to my TV.

I have the following equipment and my PC, all hard-wire networked:


Sony 70" HDTV

PlayStation 3

TiVo Series 3 HD (Free TiVo Desktop running on PC)

Oppo BDP-83

DirectTV DVR HR22-100

Panasonic DMP-BD85K


I would rather not have to convert the files.  I do not want to connect the PC directly to the TV.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.



#2 of 3 mattCR

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Posted November 16 2010 - 02:24 PM

Unfortunately, FLV (Flash Video) files will not likely be read or managed by any of these, in fact, I can't imagine it happening to any of them.  You could convert them to WMV (videohelp can work with that, google it) at which point your PS3 would pick it up, but a machine with the Flash Video decoder would have to be present to really do it direct (like an HTPC).   Otherwise, you're kind of out of luck.



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Posted November 17 2010 - 07:01 AM

You could hook up a media player to your set-up.
One such as the Lacie  http://gizmodo.com/5...layer-for-250.  They are HDMI connected 1080P and play virtually every type of video file including FLV.