you don't need a player to display swf files. just embed the swf in an html page.
a flash video player would be used to play flash video or flv files.
Thanks for the speedy reply.
I was not clear in my opening remarks. I want a player so that I can start/pause/stop the flash video at any point during the video. There does not seem to be much support for this which surprises me.
I have tried some converters to change the .swf files to .mp4 so that I could use a player on the market like JW. However, the conversion results were terrible on the three converters I tried. I don't think that is a viable route. Any suggestions?
flash video is an flv file. when you say flash video is that what you mean or do you mean a swf file?
if you mean a swf file, you can build your own player. you can use the main timeline's stop(), play(), and gotoAndPlay() methods to stop, play and fastforward and rewind the main timeline.