Category Archives: Troubleshoot

Cannot play FLV ( fourcc FLV4 ) video – audio only

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Sypmtoms
When playing FLV files only video plays but there is no audio. Converting FLV to AVI or any other format doesn’t work. Sorenson Squeeze 5 can’t open FLV.

solution
The problem is an outdated FLVSplitter.ax.

First things first:
To be able to play FLV files in Mediaplayer or Winamp, we use ffdshow and a flvsplitter. You can download ffdshow here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/ffdshow The splitter can be found here: FLV Splitter 1.0.0.4

If you have ffdshow installed already and it (still) doesn’t work, the reason is that the FLV Splitter is outdated. Search for flvspiltter.ax on your c: drive. Then go there in a DOS prompt. Type in regsvr32.exe /u FLVSplitter.ax to unregister the old one. (if you get an error, it means you are not in the same directory!) Rename the file in flvsplitter.old and copy the new FLVSplitter (version 1.0.0.4) in the directory. In the DOS prompt now type: regsvr32.exe /u FLVSplitter.ax

Now it should play. (You may have to reboot or at least restart Sorenson)

XP reg tweaks

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This site contains 402 registry tweaks for windows XP. Anything bothering you? Look for the problem in the list, download the according regfile and execute.

BE CAREFUL. Only use this if you know what you’re doing!!

Display Properties tabs missing

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Symptoms:
When right-click on the desktop bringing up the display properties box the tabs are missing.
You can use CTR-TAB to switch between tabs, but no tabs are visible.
The “customize desktop” buttons is beyond the bottom border of the window.

My Fix (fixed the problem for me):
I ran two commands from Start-Run:
regsvr32 themeui
regsvr32 /i shell32