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FLV video not displaying
« on: February 04, 2011, 11:21:58 AM »
Hi, i'm running the player on Ubuntu 10.10 with airVersion and Version 2.2.1088. Everything is ok, i play images, quictime movie .mov, but when i add a FLV video it doesn't play the screen just goes black, is there a reason for this? The file is a FLV video with 1280x720 1000kbps, i don't see why it shouldn't play...


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Re: FLV video not displaying
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2011, 03:17:00 PM »
be sure that the FLV is H.264 encoded

MediaSignage officially supports all of the Flash Media Formats which include:

Video Formats: Flash video FLV (H.263), MPEG-4 (H.264) ,MOV, M4A, MP4V, 3GP, 3G2, AAC (HE, LC), SWF

We HIGLY recommend you use FLV (Flash Video) with H.264 encoding as it supports
hardware acceleration and will run on the GPU (not CPU) and give the best performance

Animation: SWF
Flash CS can produce SWFs. SWF are vector based and are rendered on the CPU and
so they are highly CPU intensive, especially when ran in high resolution (large screen division).

Images: JPG, PNG

Sound: MP3

However, you should note, due to the hundreds of different encoders available today, it is possible that some of your files may not run properly in your signage presentation.

That is why we highly recommend you use a Freeware utility like Super to convert your media files to standard format including FLV, PNG or SWF. This will eliminate any encoder /decoder issues you may experience. You can read our conversion format document here:

And download the Free media format converters here:



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Re: FLV video not displaying
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2011, 09:03:22 PM »
Thanks for the help, i noticed that my flv files where not H.264 it was in a different codec.


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