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Imagine situation when I don't have any video codecs and flash installed on my PC. I've downloaded and installed flash player from here. Can I start watching video in the web, or additional codecs (for mp4 and flv) required to do this?

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Yes you can watch videos from most sites with Flash. No other codecs are need on most sites. A few sites might tell you you need to download additional codecs to view the video, but those are usually fake sites that will install malware.

Also if you install a video player like VLC, it will add some codecs for various sites that don't rely on Flash.

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Could you please provide a proof link? Customers wanted to know that no additional codecs required and I have to proof this fact. –  Kai Oct 25 '13 at 6:42
    
Here is a short tutorial on codecs. It shows that most sites use the standard H.264 and MP3, so they can be encoded with Flash. streaminglearningcenter.com/articles/… But if any of your customers plan to use Netflix, they will need to install Silverlight as well. Only a handful of sites will require specific applications. –  Cafe Colado Oct 25 '13 at 7:05
    
This isn't entirely true. It depends on what the FLV contains. The Flash player can't decode H.264 without additional codecs AFAIK. Only native Flash video is supported. –  slhck Oct 25 '13 at 7:27
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