I've been setting up some foreign-language internet video streams I collected from wwitv.com for a family member and so far it works surprisingly well. I've set it up so that pressing the channel up and down buttons on the Windows MCE remote goes to next and previous streams in the playlist. It's almost like watching cable/digital OTA except more delay in loading the streams.

Unfortunately, I cannot play FLV streams in either Windows Media Player or MPC, both of which can natively handle the remote buttons. I can play FLV files locally but not video streams ending in extension .FLV or beginning with rtmp://. Windows Media Player pops up an error dialog and MPC 'fails to render file'. VLC can play anything, but cannot handle the remote control keys without some third party application or complex workaround.

I'm using ffdshow here, but not sure which version. MPC gives me this output:


Media Type 0:

majortype: MEDIATYPE_Stream {E436EB83-524F-11CE-9F53-0020AF0BA770}
subtype: Unknown GUID Name {F2FAC0F1-3852-4670-AAC0-9051D400AC54}
formattype: TIME_FORMAT_NONE {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}
bFixedSizeSamples: 1
bTemporalCompression: 0
lSampleSize: 1
cbFormat: 0

Does anyone know a specific codec or a codec pack that will get this working? Any comments would be appreciated.