Playing FLV files through the IIS Server on Server 2003

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I moved my sites to a 2003 server I've been using mostly for email and ran into a problem that the FLV file was not found. The site owner hasn't noticed it since the move 2 months ago, but I'm working on the SEO organic reports and found several 404 errors.

I use the flowplayer-3.1.5. The swf files the flowplayer uses to display the video worked fine, but the actual video kept showing: 200, Stream not found, NetStream.Play.StreamNotFound, clip: '[Clip] in the flowplayer screen. When I tried to access the file directly, I got a 404 error, file not found. When I researched that. I found this for Server 2003 issues of this type 

Basically, the steps to fix it, because windows 2003 doesn't know what to do with that file, you have to tell it, though I don't know why it doesn't just open as a text file or attempt to download it.

In IIS, open the properties for the IIS server

1. Select the MIME Types (button on my server)

2. Click New and enter the following information:

Associated Extension box: .FLV
MIME Type box:flv-application/octet-stream
Click OK.

3. Restart the World Wide Web Publishing service.

Written by Leonard Rogers on Sunday, July 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

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