FLV Videos Require a MIME Type on Your Server to Play Properly

Article Last Updated Apr 05, 2017

If FLV videos don't display when your Articulate content is hosted on a server, it's likely that the server isn't configured to play FLV files.

Some servers don't have an associated MIME type to support FLV files. To correct it, do the following on your server:

  1. Right-click the site in IIS and select Properties.
  2. Select the HTTP Headers Tab.
  3. Select File Types.
  4. Under the MIME Map section, select New Type.
  5. Type ".flv" as the associated extension and "video/x-flv" as the content type.
  6. Click OK.

Your FLV videos should now play when viewed from the server. If you use a hosting company to host your files, it's best to check with them about adding FLV as a supported MIME type.

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