Mac HD/Library/Internet Plug-ins
Flash Player.plugin and flashplayer.xpt
If you need the "standalone" player (Projector), Download the Macintosh Flash Player 13 Projector (DMG, 11.62MB)
THAT goes in the Applications folder.
I realized that I'm able to play Flash Movies in my web browser, so I'm all set there. I expected to see the player plugin in my application folder. Is this embedded as an extension to my browser and if so, how does Flash decide which browser and can I view the plugin settings? Also, if I download a video file with a Flash extension(.flv), do I need the Flash application to view it?
thanks Mike, I'll take a look.
Is this embedded as an extension to my browser and if so, how does Flash decide which browser and can I view the plugin settings?
On a Mac, whatever browser you use (with the exception of Chrome, which has its own embedded separately) will automatically activate the plug-in from the Internet Plug-ins folder whenever Flash content is present and played in a webpage. That's for Firefox, Opera, SeaMonkey, iCab, OmniWeb or Safari.
Also, if I download a video file with a Flash extension(.flv), do I need the Flash application to view it?
The standalone projector I linked to in my previous post, will play SWF files and some (but not all) FLV files.
VLC Media Player works MUCH better for FLV playback, but a lot of sites these days have MP4 video which downloader plug-ins will also download. Usually, they're smaller than FLV files of the same video, and they playback is better.