FLV file plays in VLC, but no audio?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by John E., Dec 10, 2006.

  1. John E.

    John E. Guest

    I have a Flash video (.FLV) file that consists of "FLV1" video content and
    "MP3" audio content. It plays in FLV Player, a dedicated Flash file player,
    and while my slow computer causes much jerky playing of the video, the audio
    is good.

    VLC plays the video very smoothly, but there is no audio. As best I can
    determine, VLC supports MP3 audio. Is this true?

    My understanding is that VLC has no codec add-ons structure which allows you
    to download codecs and add them to enhance VLC's capabilities.

    What are my options?

    This is on a Mac, but the *principles* should be the same regardless of
    platform.

    Merci,
     
    John E., Dec 10, 2006
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    Malcolm Guest

    Try Perion <http://perian.org> It should enable QuickTime Player to
    play FLV files.
     
    Malcolm, Dec 11, 2006
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  3. John E.

    John E. Guest

    Malcolm says:
    It might be a great solution, but as I am running under OS X 10.3.9, I don't
    qualify.

    Any ideas how to make FLV files with MP3 audio play in VLC? (but not to
    over-TLA my msg... ) (c:

    TIA,
     
    John E., Dec 11, 2006
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    Ray S Guest

    It might be encoded in the lastest Flash 8. I've seen this 'no audio'
    report with this.
     
    Ray S, Dec 11, 2006
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  5. John E.

    John E. Guest

    Ray says:
    OK, if this is the cause of the mute video, what can I do with this
    information? If I upgrade the Flash on my computer, does that solve my
    problem? Or is this something that VLC developers need to address?

    Thanks,
     
    John E., Dec 11, 2006
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    Ray S Guest

    Depends. Install flash 8 and see. check the videolan site and see if you
    have the latest version of the player.
     
    Ray S, Dec 11, 2006
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    DaveC Guest

    Thus spake Ray S:
    I've been searching for Flash 8 for Mac OS X, but can't seem to find it. I've
    looked at Adobe's site and Versiontracker, but all I see are Flash
    development apps and tools.

    Is there a download for F8 (OS X) and if so, where?

    Thanks,
     
    DaveC, Dec 11, 2006
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    Ray S Guest

    Test your system

    http://on2.com/flashtest/

    I recently started using the On2 flash encoder and when I encoded using
    what they are calling their flash vp7 codec (which they say the latest
    flash version is using over H.263) I found that some people were
    reporting either no sound, or sound and no video. These problems
    disappeared when I reencoded using the Flash MX codec, so therefore I
    can only assume that difficulties were the result of using the latest
    and greatest flash encoder.

    Peeked into the On2 forum, and saw some posts about Mac users having
    difficulty when they had pre 7.1.3 Quicktime installed.

    There is also this desktop flash player

    http://www.martijndevisser.com/blog/article/flv-player-updated
     
    Ray S, Dec 11, 2006
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  9. John E.

    John E. Guest

    Ray S:
    It reports that I have Flash Player 8 installed
    System Preferences > QT reports that I have 7.1.3 installed.

    More ideas?
     
    John E., Dec 11, 2006
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    DaveC Guest

    DaveC, Dec 11, 2006
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    Sn!pe Guest

    Must it be Flash 8? I think the latest is Flash Player 9 which ought to
    be backwards compatible. It's at:-
    <http://tinyurl.com/rbt8v> which resolves to:-
    <http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=Shock
    waveFlash>
     
    Sn!pe, Dec 11, 2006
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    Ray S Guest

    Ray S, Dec 11, 2006
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