Flash Video not running on IIS 6 windows server 2003

Seen this one before but while chatting with some (tech) friends I discovered most seemed to think that this should just work out of the box, well unfortunately it doesn’t. But adding support on you windows driven website isn’t that hard, just a few short steps. So I thought it might be useful to explain here:

You need to add the .flv MIME type to IIS:

First click on the site to configure in IIS, right click – select “Properties”.

Under HTTP Headers Tab, select “File Types” button under the MIME Map section and select “New Type”

Lastly Type “.flv” as the associated extension and “video/x-flv” as the content type and Select “OK”

There you have it, flash videos should now work on that site. See you later


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