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  1. Member Zetti's Avatar
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    Hi all,

    I have been downloading videos from You Tube, most of them are in the FLV format (container);

    Please, is there a hardware media player that plays FLV files ? I mean, a hardware device that would read FLV videos from my NAS and display on TV ?

    Everytime that I wanna watch the videos through my Home Theater I have to plug in the laptop, which is too troublesome, I'd like a media player with a remote control that plays the FLV videos - and of course other more common formats like MPG, MP4, etc;

    Thanks a lot,

    Zetti
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    Build a tiny htpc?

    Or check http://www.iboum.com/net-media-players.php
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    Thanks, building a "budget" HTPC would work, but I don't know where to start; it should be powerful enough to hold all video files, but no mre than that ($);

    Thanks,

    Zetti
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    many youtube videos can be downloaded as MP4 files
    and there are many download/conversion add-ons/plugins for browsers
    so you can get the video in any common format you want

    i Dl may youtube videos primarily in mp4 format
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    Yes, however, in the conversion from FLV to MP4 the file sizes get BIGGER without any quality improvement, and it goes taking HDD room.....

    That's what I have been doing as well (FLV -> MP4), however I have been searching for a native FLV player solution;

    Maybe a laptop HTPC would work;

    Thanks,
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    Perhaps try AVIdemux.
    You have to set the "video output" and "audio output" to "Copy" and the output format to mp4 muxer.
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    Have you tried FLV-Extract?
    Use the latest beta. It demuxes flv and muxes the stream directly to mp4 (avc/aac) And very fast.
    The resulting mp4s work pretty well on my Hardware Player.
    Nice Avatar, btw. Kiko
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    Thanks guys for pointing out alternatives, however, I have become really lazy and would just want a $ 100 or so media player that handles FLV natively;

    I have the "Pro" version of You Tube Downloader and can convert on the fly from FLV to MP4, however as I said the converted files come out bigger and if one considers "millions" of files, I end up wasting HDD room;

    Therefore, a software alternative would not be the preferred choice;

    Thanks a lot,

    Zetti (Kiko)

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