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    Backlighting's Avatar
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    Mac Mini: OSX 10.9.5 Mavericks, 8GB Ram, Samsung Series 5 SC570 monitor, Seagate external drive.
    Can't open .flv file-HELP!
    Running Snow Leopard
    Have Quick Time 7 installed

    Went to Dailymotion and downloaded a video to the hard drive in to the Downloads section.
    When I went to open it with QT 7 I get the following message:
    "This movie can not be opened"
    "The file is not a movie file"

    All suggestions appreciated.
    Many Thanks.

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    1. Ue Google it is your friend.

    2. You would have then found this:-

    Free FLV Player for Mac and PC
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    1. Ue Google it is your friend.

    2. You would have then found this:-

    Free FLV Player for Mac and PC
    Many thanks

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    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OSX10.11, iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OSX10.11 , iPad Air, iPhone 3GS
    Why are people not recommending Perian any longer? I don't waste time with other players and just Quicktime with perian. MOST here used to.

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    mid 2010 Mac Mini OS 10.6.8 (SL), 2.66 GHz C2D, 8GB RAM, 30 in. Cinema Display
    I am not 100% sure...but I don't think it is being developed or supported any longer. Some of the stuff I read in Google didn't mention any OSX's since OS 10.6. I hope I am wrong. It is still available for download.

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    Production has ceased but the current version works perfectly as always in 10.8.4.

    The Perian folks recommend this as a player.

    NicePlayer-0.97.9-lion.zip - niceplayer - NicePlayer Lion Preview - fullscreen, borderless multi-engine player - Google Project Hosting

    I tried it and it works well.

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    Delusions are often functional. A motherís opinions about her childrenís beauty, intelligence, goodness, et cetera ad nauseam, keep her from drowning them at birth.
    -Lazarus Long

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