How to play online video FLV files?
When i trying play in mmppf:MediaPlayer link like 'http://example.com/file.flv
i receive error "The video failed to play"
May 17, 2013 at 7:07 PM
flv is not supported natively by Windows 8 so unfortunately there is no
easy way to make this work (the player framework relies on the platform's capabilities). Note: mp4 & wmv are both supported by Win8 out of the box.
Note: I say "easy" because technically it is possible to create your own custom Media Foundation Extension to support this. However, this is not trivial and requires intimate knowledge of the format.
Alternatively, you may be able to find a 3rd party that has already built a custom MFE and license from them; I'm not sure if such a product exists or not however so you'd have to look around.