.flv player for Windows Mobile 6

last update: November 7th, 2008

Since posting this back in October it has become by far the most visited page on here. Google Analitics says it brings over 71% of trafic to this blog (which is mind blowing actually). I really appreciate your visits and comments but please do not expect me to solve problems you may encounter when trying to install the software mentioned below. This post was intended merely as a reference to all the pieces necessary to play flv files on WM6 and nothing more. I have no connection with any of the developers and I honestly don’t know enough (about TCPMP, Windows Mobile, PDAs…) to act as tech support. I’m affraid you’re on your own. Good luck.

Yesterday I spent the better part of the evening trying to find something to play .flv movies (youtube et al) on Windows Mobile 6. You know how boring those train rides can be… Anyway, it was surprisingly hard to find one and that’s why I even bothered to start writing about it.

First few search hits promised that the TCPMP project should handle the job. It didn’t… Until I found the right .flv plugin on sourceforge this morning. And now those train rides will be just a little bit less frustrating. ;)

Just one additional note though… TCPMP as such has been discontinued and transformed into a commercial CorePlayer however the .flv plugin mentioned above won’t work under it. FLV is supported but (for some incomprehensible reason) not available in the consumer version (just the OEM version). Maybe its open source brother BetaPlayer will be of some use.

Here’s one for the return trip:

featured comment by Nilrin

The problem some people are having, is if you decide to install the program and plugin onto your storage card instead of the built in memory, it’ll properly install the player but will mistakenly install the plugin files in your built in memory anyways. Just move those files (probably in \Program Files\TCPMP) into the same thing wherever the TCPMP program is supposed to be installed.

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58 Comments so far

  1. really grateful @ November 14th, 2007

    This is really helpful! I have been trying for the longest time to try and play flv files on my windows mobile and nothing really worked. Thank you for posting this :)

  2. phoenix @ November 25th, 2007

    This is quick and easy. Ensure that you unzip the plugin on your system and then copy the .plg files into the destination folder of TCPMP in your PDA.

    Thanks, this way quicker than that thought..!
    – Phoenix

  3. sQew @ November 27th, 2007

    What more can I say except … Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! =))

  4. Daniel @ December 3rd, 2007

    The beta player link leads to a useles page wtih the beta player logo and no links.

  5. Abbas Gadhia @ December 4th, 2007

    hey thanks for the post.. really helped…

    @Daniel… search for beta player download.. ull get a link.. n then follow the above instructions… :)

  6. mick @ December 17th, 2007

    you’ll need to soft reset too after copying the plug in file to the tcpmp directory

  7. Ramesh @ January 18th, 2008

    thanks very much. was wondering how to find a tool to watch flv videos.

  8. anurag @ January 19th, 2008

    its a nice effort

  9. Kodachi @ January 27th, 2008


  10. Riyad @ February 3rd, 2008

    TCPMP works very well except it crashes on Windows Mobile 6.1.

  11. Daniel @ February 5th, 2008

    Hi sorry i am a newbie. I just downloaded .flv plugin on sourceforge and had installed the .cab on my Windows Mobile 5 Device. After installing, what else needs to be done?

  12. Jernej @ February 5th, 2008

    As far as I can remember I simply installed TCPMP (cab file) and copied the flv plugin to the TCPMP root directory.

  13. Daniel @ February 5th, 2008

    Where is this TCMP root directory?

  14. Jernej @ February 5th, 2008

    should be: My Device/Program Files/TCPMP

  15. Raju @ February 7th, 2008

    But after installation of these two as well i am not able to play a .flv file which i have downloaded on PPC. any ideas how to run it ?

  16. Quangnv @ March 3rd, 2008

    It seems not working, even with TCPMP Player

  17. Miguel @ April 6th, 2008


    I did what is told here and it worked. But still, there are some files it doesn’t play… but’s good enought. Thank’s

  18. jay @ April 6th, 2008

    hi there..can any1 help me,plz..i’v been try for quite sometimes now n nothing seems to work..i’m using o2 stealth and installing the tcpmp player with the plugins.I follow exactly as prescribe but why there’s no video comming out? the flv file plays but no videos only sounds and at the an error msg saying codec not supported…any1 plz help me?

  19. saif @ May 19th, 2008

    leave rest of all mentioned.just try youtube player [mobile version]..thats it.

  20. saif @ May 19th, 2008

    youtube player is available at this url http://www.bysamir.fr/ytplayer/

  21. ktc @ May 26th, 2008

    I’ve had success with youtubeplay with .flvs from youtube


  22. matt @ May 28th, 2008

    worked fine on HTC TyTN II


    ARM cabs for version 0.71 for tcpmp (used TCPMP.ARM_CE3.CAB )

    TCPMP Plugin for Flash Video on PPC off sourceforge (cab installer)

    just installed the two cabs, Bosh worked first time

  23. rizal akbar @ May 29th, 2008

    great !!!
    Thank you very much !!

  24. kt @ May 30th, 2008

    how to play the file after install both the software
    1. tcpmp
    2. flv plug-in

    when i start the tcpmp software, want to open file, it won’t display .flv file.
    pls help me asap.! Thanks

  25. Vic @ June 26th, 2008

    I have a HTC Touch and have dowloaded
    1. tcpmp.pocketpc.0.72RC1
    2. TCPMPflvplugin-v0.4.2

    After installing the above, when i run flv files only the sound is there & no video. It says that the codecs are not supported by the player.

    Pls Help me.

  26. Jessy @ June 30th, 2008

    Thank you, thank you, thank you all!!!
    Perfect, it really works :))

  27. Anon @ July 5th, 2008

    Thanks for that.. worked a treat on my Mio A702. IPhone eat your heart out…

  28. Amit @ July 13th, 2008

    You Rock!!!!!!!
    Was trying to get this done for a long time… Simply Brilliant work!

  29. Kish @ August 2nd, 2008

    You guys are awesome!
    TCPMP Flash player worked like a charm.

    Just followed the instruction by phoenix – copying the .flp files into TMPMP folder and re-started.

    Thank you. Thank you. and THANK YOU!

  30. lik @ August 2nd, 2008

    10s alot~~!

  31. tony @ September 4th, 2008

    Thanks a lot !!!!! this is awsome,

  32. arshad @ September 30th, 2008

    great work excellent

  33. WASEEM @ October 4th, 2008

    thx for the program

  34. mido @ October 7th, 2008

    thanks so much friends

  35. ERasergr @ October 12th, 2008

    guys this really works!!!! so when you install the program and you put the plug ins inside you must go to the installed directory and find the tcpmp.exe,run it from there and select your file,will play perfectly!!!!!

    My question is….if you know a plugin to play videos in my browser…i bought a pda HTC P3300.

    opera mini 4,1 is really wonderfull and quick but it doesn’t play embeded videos to the browser.
    and a plugin i download from macromedia,installed perfectly but they said that java will deactivate it!and it not work!

  36. Nilrin @ October 20th, 2008

    The problem some people are having, is if you decide to install the program and plugin onto your storage card instead of the built in memory, it’ll properly install the player but will mistakenly install the plugin files in your built in memory anyways. Just move those files (probably in \Program Files\TCPMP) into the same thing wherever the TCPMP program is supposed to be installed.

  37. mihir @ December 8th, 2008


  38. Faizan @ December 15th, 2008

    Hi all, TCMP Player was already installed in my Pkt Pc (HTC) then I installed FLV Plugin on the same folder, but when I play Flv its not supported-Video Codec Missing!

    Can anyone help me?


  39. Manas @ December 23rd, 2008

    Not working on 6.1

  40. Manas @ December 23rd, 2008
  41. Spadrastic @ January 13th, 2009

    Excellent!!! Thanks so much!

  42. Shafin @ February 1st, 2009

    Where is the download file?

  43. hdc @ March 4th, 2009

    Thanks! And thanks to authors of the player and plugins :)

  44. arlen @ March 15th, 2009

    but how did you install the flv plugin a sin what the direct link. after u have installed it as a .exe file how can i synch int to my pda windows mobile 5.0?

  45. Jernej @ March 15th, 2009

    Usually all you need to do is upload the .cab files to the device and it will install itself

  46. sola @ March 18th, 2009

    thx very much

  47. basant @ April 15th, 2009

    unable to find software.

  48. JAy @ May 18th, 2009

    lets get it done !!!!
    if any one wants to use hus pda or wm5 or wm6
    simply download a browser it comes with all plugins and its a reall web browser not the mobile based
    the name of browser is “skyfire”
    simply google it and uil find it its very gud
    and the best part it has three version
    touchscreen windows mobile,non-touchscreen windows mobile and simple phones like n series etc
    enjoy your self

  49. JAy @ May 18th, 2009

    hi once again evry one
    adobe has showed up with a new flashplayer for windows mobile 5 and software comes with a certificate so irs totally original and you can download it from adobe.com but theres a prob with me i dono that is it gona hapen with you or not
    flashplayer didnt worked on my wm5
    so ryt now im using skyfire but im gona come up with a solution this week
    if anyone of you hv tried the flashplayer then plz leave a comment so that i can come up to a point

  50. ranganath @ July 9th, 2009

    flv player for HTC P4350 any suggestions

  51. naveen @ November 9th, 2009

    hi, i m naveen i m having htc p3300 wm6.0 ppc.
    i installed abov said tpc arm cab file on my devise, and it shows a player but still i can run any flv file on it which is i downloaded from yuotub.i also installed the tcpm plugins but it not helping. plz suggest something else.

  52. tinashe v mqetu @ May 13th, 2010


    kindly advise on the software or link to download software to enable me to play flv format videos on htc tytn.

    or software to convert flv videos to windows media player(FREE)


  53. dspearma @ May 27th, 2010

    Can someone post a link to the betaplayer download?

  54. mahmoud @ October 7th, 2010

    where is the .flp files
    i didn’t find it or i have to copy all the two file ?

  55. seyıt @ December 22nd, 2010

    good and thanks

  56. abu @ September 2nd, 2011

    it is good

  57. Rit99 @ November 6th, 2011

    thanks for useful suggestions…download and install youtubeplay.cab in your windows mobile and watch flash movies with .flv extension

  58. nftali @ January 20th, 2012

    thank youu

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