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06-09-2011, 03:19 PM

How can I make a .wmv file appear like a YouTube video does with the image or box and arrow to click play?

Thank you for your help, Elbee



I appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you, Elbee

06-09-2011, 04:48 PM
Adobe Flash is the technology used for youtube. The videos played on youtube are in the .flv format. .wmv is a different format, proprietary to Microsoft. You can't play .wmv using Flash. Like Flash plugin for various browsers, Windows Media Player does have a plugin that is available for some browsers (on some systems, especially Windows). So you just need to google "windows media player plugin embed". But I don't recommend it since it won't work on most systems. Convert .wmv to .flv-- that's the best answer, unless that's very difficult.

06-10-2011, 04:13 AM
You can upload your video to YouTube. They'll convert it for you and give you the code to embed it.

06-10-2011, 05:11 AM
Or use this free Video To Flash converter: http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/products/dvd/Free-Video-to-Flash-Converter.htm

Code and customisable player included.

ps - the whole software bundle ncludes about 40+ converting/editing tools http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/free-dvd-video-software.htm