Play FLV file with PlayerFramework

Topics: Windows 8 Xaml
Jul 14, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Can PlayerFramework play FLV file ? And Can make PlayerFramework play more video format ??
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Jul 18, 2013 at 9:17 PM
flv is not a supported out of the box by the Windows Media Foundation (what the player framework uses internally). But you can extend support for other formats such as flv by building a custom media foundation extension (a very advanced task that requires C++ skills). Additionally, Windows 8.1 introduced a new MediaSource object where you could do the same work in managed code (easier IMO but still very advanced).

Or,... you might be able to find a 3rd party that has already done this work and could license it for use in your app.

fyi: Here's a list of supported video formats in Win8. (Look for the section: Video and audio support for Metro style apps.)

Sorry, I wish I could say it was supported natively by Windows (and therefore the player framework).