I have recently downloaded some .flv files from the Internet
and tried to view them without any success. I have installed in my
computer the CS3 premium suite that includes Flash CS3 so I was
surprise that the videos wouldn't play. Right clicking on these
files I have the choice to open them using (1) Flash Player.app
which is selected as the default and also (2) Adobe Flash CS3.app,
(3) Flash MX 2004 and (4) SAFlashPlayer. None of these applications
actually plays the videos. When I select both Flash Player.app and
SAFlashPlayer the applications load and they appear Mac OS X's menu
bar but nothing happens.
Please forgive me if this is a basic question but I haven't
been able to locate a stand alone version of Flash Player for
download on Adobe's web site. The one I found seems to be the one
that is installed in browsers so that they can play Flash media.
Where can I find and download the stand alone Flash Player ?
As far as I know Adobe doesn't supply a standalone FLV-Player
(they want you to build your own I guess), but there are several
customizable and free solutions around on the web. All of them
built on Flash of course.
After I placed my original post I found a plug-in for
QuickTime that allows it to play Flash videos. The name is Perian
and does a very good job. Quite a convenient solution for those
Thanks to you second post I was able to find and download the
new Adobe Media Player and really liked it. The interface is quite
nice and I think it has more functions that I haven't yet had the
chance to explore (it seems far more than just a simple player).
I noticed that in Adobe Media Player the videos seem to play
with better quality so this will definitely become my default
player for Flash media from now on.
Thank you again for your reply and helpful answers to my