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FLV Files not streaming on IIS6

IIS 6 doesn’t have a default MIME type for .flv videos, so embedded flash files don’t stream, because IIS does not understand them.

It’s easy to fix however:

  1. On the Windows 2003 server, open the Internet Information Services Manager.
  2. Expand the Local Computer Server.
  3. Right-click the local computer server and select Properties.
  4. Select the MIME Types tab.
  5. Click New and enter the following information:
    • Associated Extension box: .FLV
    • MIME Type box:flv-application/octet-stream
  6. Click OK.
  7. Restart the World Wide Web Publishing service.

Job done!

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