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In most cases this error appears when you insert a wrong link into the Video Downloader or when the site containing the video (YouTube.com, for instance yes, sometimes even YouTube has problems) itself is temporary unavailable. However, if you are sure you are doing everything right but still can't download the video, don't hesitate to contact us with the help of the form you see every time you get that error message â€“ we will do our best to fix the error as soon as we can.
Flash Video (FLV) file format, media container used in the process of transferring video over the Internet. It is used by such video hosting services as YouTube, Google Video, Facebook, etc. Even though the description of the container format was published, the used codecs are patented and, therefore, remain copyrighted.
FLV format is intended for streaming video even though one can also use it when storing and viewing video on PC. FLV files are viewed in Adobe Flash Player, which is distributed online as a plugin for various browsers and operation systems. The format is also compatible with various multimedia players, such as MPlayer or LightAlloy.
Popular media players that can be used for viewing FLV files:
VLC media player
Since FLV is a media container and not a format, there might be certain problems with viewing video or playing audio in some media players when the codecs used in the process of creation of the played file are lacking.
It' also worth pointing out that you don't really have to view video in FLV format with the help of FVD Suite software you will be able to convert FLV into AVI, MPEG, MP4, PSP, WMV, etc. You can even convert FLV into MP3 thus turning a good video into a good audio track. :)
Point is that we give the video in formats we get it from web-sites and we can do nothing with it. But you can watch such video without any problems, just change the file format (or add) to needed to you FLV-formatÂ (using Windows Viewer or other file manager) and watch with pleasure.
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