Video Clips (.mov) & (flv )

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Video Clips (.mov) & (flv )

Post by Meander on Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:04 pm

For some reason, I have recently updated a couple of codec programs, I now have a couple of folders containing the above video types that will not now play in Windows Media Player.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: Video Clips (.mov) & (flv )

Post by Admin on Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:18 pm

Re-installing the codec pack should fix it.

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Re: Video Clips (.mov) & (flv )

Post by Meander on Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:07 am

Tried That, still coming up with the message " windows cannot access the specified device, path or file".
They will play in Media Player.

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Post by Admin on Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:43 pm

Read this page:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2669244

Most common cause is anti-virus not working correctly.

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Re: Video Clips (.mov) & (flv )

Post by Meander on Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:13 pm

These don't seem to apply to my problem. I have quite a few folders with different video formats.
Those that have wmv, avi & mp4 there are no problems to play them in windows media player. It is the two folders with the Video clips .mov & flv that are the problem. They are not corrupted, as I said they will play in other players.
I have just updated the K-Lite codec pack, but even that does not solve the problem.

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Post by Admin on Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:12 pm

It isn't codec related. This specific error is related to access permissions.

1) Right-click on file > Properties
There might be a "unblock" button. Windows sometimes blocks files that have been downloaded from Internet.

2) What happens if you copy one of those files to another folder?

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Re: Video Clips (.mov) & (flv )

Post by Meander on Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:38 am

There were some videos in each folder that were blocked. I have unblocked them all and even restarted the computer, but no change.
I moved one over to another folder and it still came up with the same message.

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Post by Meander on Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:17 pm

Another development, which should give me the answer.
As the folders were on an external storage device I decided to test it on my laptop.
Lo and behold they play without problem on Windows Media Player.
So the problem is somewhere in my PC. Any ideas?

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Post by Admin on Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:25 pm

Right-click on a file > Properties > Security > Advanced > Owner
Could be a user account from another PC. In that case change it to own account.

But strange that the problem only affects WMP.

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Re: Video Clips (.mov) & (flv )

Post by Meander on Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:16 pm

I'm afraid that is not the answer. As in the other folders on this external device My Pc is the owner.
I'll have to go back to the original point that these are the only folders that have Video clips .mov & .flv.
I have even got a couple of MP4 videos in these folders and they play OK in Windows Media Player.
So this is telling me it is a format problem and not the folder or owner problem.

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Post by Admin on Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:31 pm

You would get a different error if it was related directly to the format itself. They would also not play after copying them to the computer.

Do these files have something else in common? Perhaps a specific tool was used to download them?

If you Google for the exact error message (with quotes) then you get a lot of results. Might include something you haven't tried yet.
"windows cannot access the specified device, path or file"

What happens if you rename one of those files to .mp4?

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Post by Meander on Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:23 am

Well amazingly they play when I change them to mp4.
Now I need a quick fix to change over 200 files to mp4 in one movement.
Individually this is going to take a long time.

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Re: Video Clips (.mov) & (flv )

Post by Admin on Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:24 pm

Renaming is easy:
1) Type cmd in the address bar of Explorer while in the correct folder. This will open the Command Prompt.
2) Type this command: rename *.flv *.mp4

But first try this:
1) Start the Registry Editor:
Start > Run > regedit.exe
2) Browse to these keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Multimedia\WMPlayer\Extensions\.flv
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Multimedia\WMPlayer\Extensions\.flv
Permissions should have value 15
Runtime should have value 7

If that was all correct then:
1) Uninstall the codec pack
2) Start registry editor again
3) Search for .flv
There should not be many occurrences if you uninstalled the pack.
4) For each instance you find, first make a backup. Right-click on the key and choose export.
5) Then delete the key (or value). This is safe to do, since there are no natural occurrences of .flv on a clean Windows install.
6) After each key, test playback in WMP. Right-click on file > Open (With). Don't worry if playback fails (due to missing codecs). Just test if the original error message is gone.
7) If it gets fixed, then copy the contents of the backup file here.

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