Getting Flash Video (FLV) to work in IIS

I added a macromedia flash animation (swf) to my website and it would work fine but when it came to display video it would stop. I figured it had to do with the video files i.e. the FLV file. It turns out that I had to add its MIME type to IIS

  1. Right-click your site and click properties
  2. Click HTTP Headers tab and click MIME Types
  3. Add the extension .flv and type video/x-flv
  4. Click OK to close all windows
  5. You are done. Your FLV files should work fine now.