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    Youtube .flv files won't play

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    Youtube .flv files won't play
    I watched a cnet video on how to download files from Youtube using Safari, chose a small file and succeeded in downloading it despite Safari displaying a message that the file was too large for available disk space. However the resulting .flv file will not play in Quicktime, do I need another app to handle these files?

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    Youtube .flv files won't play
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    If you really want to use Quicktime, you'll need to install Perian, a free, third-party set of codecs that greatly expands Quicktime's capabilities.

    Otherwise, I'd recommend using VLC Media Player.
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    Youtube .flv files won't play

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    If you really want to use Quicktime, you'll need to install Perian, a free, third-party set of codecs that greatly expands Quicktime's capabilities.

    Otherwise, I'd recommend using VLC Media Player.
    I don't really like Quicktime but it appeared to be the only video player installed on my iMac. I tried VLC Media Player which worked perfectly.

    Many thanks.

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