Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,780,552 Members 47,458 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

Play .flv on the Surface RT

Tip us?
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 1
Posts: 138
Join Date: Mar 2009
Video Play .flv on the Surface RT

Hi guys!

Due to the extension restrictions on the RT it is not yet possible to natively play .flv files in the video player. But the RT ist very well capable of playing .flv as we all know, in form of flash video on websites.

It is possible to edit the whitelist and I just saw that someone even released an app with which you can edit the whitelist quite comfortably.

With all that said: Isn't there a possibility to play .flvs? Maybe an app, that opens them in IE and adds the local address to the whitelist automatically?
svenk919's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 61
Posts: 391
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Enschede

Doesn't it work if you tell it to open flv's with ie?
SE Xperia play on stock rom with doomkernel.
(Last edited by Paschinski; 18th February 2013 at 01:02 PM.)
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 1
Posts: 138
Join Date: Mar 2009
No, it doesn't. The page in IE just stays white.

Maybe you can add something to the whitelist that all local files are allowed to be played in the Browser with Flash?

Edit: I found an app in the store called "PressPlay Video" which plays .flvs after converting them.
Lemark's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 2
Posts: 212
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ürümqi
Also the paid app YXPlayer can play flv files, albeit with a lot of stutter.
Microsoft Surface 32GB
Lumia 920 black
Talderon's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 120
Posts: 1,144
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Seattle

Try an app called mobile.HD Media Player.

DEVICE: Nokia Lumia 920 (Yellow)
NETWORK: AT&T LTE US (Puget Sound Area, Washington)

Professional Web Design
DropBox! 2GB Free and can get more space FREE!
Read here:
evil2desire's Avatar
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 3
Join Date: Aug 2013
Video you can play flv. on surface rt. just follow my instructions

first in control panel change location setting to China. now you will get app store of china (try to restart if it not works). after travelling all the way to china now copy this 迅雷看看 and just paste it in search box . you will get an app with blue and white color icon, some circular arrow. install it and enjoy.
.flv, flash, video
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Pushbullet Updated with SMS Send Ability

Pushbullet is one of thoseapplications that every Android lover should have installed on his or … more

[OTA] Nvidia Shield Tablet Receives its First Update

The Nvidia Shield Tabletis the latest toy from one of the largest desktop graphics … more

Quick Control Panel Updated, Adds Notification Support

As some of you may remember, earlier this year we spoke about Quick Control Panel by … more

Narrate Makes Note Taking Efficient and Beautiful

Technology has put life on the fast track. Whether its travelling to multiple places or … more