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Make Windows 2003 Server Stream FLV Videos

.FLV files are already the best method for publishing video on the web, and are
sure to become even better with the new enhancements in Flash 8. When
serving .flv files off of a Windows Server 2003 (or any other Windows
server I would imagine) requires setting up the MIME type on the server
first (it isn’t one of the native MIME types on MS servers). 

You can figure out easily if your server is configured to support
.flv files by posting a .flv file on a server and navigating to the URL
of that .flv in a browser. If you see a LONG string of garbage on the
screen, your server isn’t set up for .FLVs and needs to have the MIME
type set up.

Adding .flv MIME type in IIS

1) Select the site to configure in IIS, right click and select "Properties"

2) Under HTTP Headers Tab, select "File Types" under the MIME Map section and select "New Type"

3) Type ".flv" as the associated extension and "video/x-flv" as the content type.

4) Select "OK" and you’re ready to fly!

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