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Giveaway of the day — SWF & FLV Player

SWF & FLV Player is a powerful but tiny Flash movie player.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 157 (69%) 72 (31%) 87 comments

SWF & FLV Player was available as a giveaway on September 25, 2007!

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With SWF & FLV Player by Eltima Software watching Flash movies becomes fun! First, it plays all .flv, .swf and Projector .exe files without any problem. Second, our player lets you manipulate movie files any way you want: play, rewind, fast-forward and preview SWF and FLV files frame-by-frame. Something in the movie caught your eye? Zoom in feature of SWF & FLV Player will let you easily preview the specific part of the movie.

You can customize the playlists as well! Reoder, repeat shuffle items in the playlist, save and load them, open the last item played everything is delivered for your comfort. Moreover, using SWF & FLV Player you may browse any web address to discover all Flash movies it has, preview and open loaded Flash animations. SWF & FLV Player PRO delivers even more useful features: ability to save currently played flash movie no matter whether it is loaded from, online or locally; switch to full-screen viewing mode; capture SWF frame screenshots, etc.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/2003 Server/XP/64-bit Edition/Vista/Vista 64-bit Edition

Publisher:

Eltima Software

Homepage:

http://www.eltima.com/products/swf-flv-player/

File Size:

2.64 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#87

#43 -- I got the same message. Also running XP SP2. Anyone know what's the deal?

Reply   |   Comment by Dane  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

I think this is pretty good software, I have already made a playlist of some of my files and it worked well. I like it and prefer it

Reply   |   Comment by Sandra Gray  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

Excellent application, yes there are free ones out there but this one is very tight (well coded and well presented)

Now if only we have a Giveaway of FLASH DECOMPILER! now that would just be a dream, Flash decompiler is a superb application.

Reply   |   Comment by Anton  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

lOVE THE FREEBIES YOU GUYS GIVE AWAY COULD YOU SEE ABOUT A CD+G TO MPEG CONVERTER WOULD REALLY LOVE THAT . PLEASE KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.. REGARDS GLEN

Reply   |   Comment by gLEN  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

to matt and backner: We have SWF & FLV Player for Mac as well. You will wind more information at this page: http://www.eltima.com/products/swf-movie-player/.
And here you can download free version of this player: http://www.eltima.com/download/swf_flv_player.dmg

Reply   |   Comment by Eltima Software  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

Re: Registration

I also received the expired giveaway notice when I used the registration information given in the readme.txt file.

The registration *did work* when I used the information given in the pop-up.

As an aside, many posts have mentioned VLC. This is not an "install and use immediately" type of program. I used it to setup someone's computer to play a "Harry Potter" movie. This was not easy. Besides having do download various codec packages to find one that worked, I had to use trial and error to get the program working because I did not understand the cryptic options. On the plus side, after learning to use the controls, the final picture was very good.

Reply   |   Comment by Cnk  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

this is good, thanks gaotd. you can save videos from youtube and everywhere at www.vidstealer.com and play em with this cus it saves as flv. sweeet.

Reply   |   Comment by johna  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

#60 I had the exact same problem. (FIX INCLUDED, READ ON) There is some confusion in these posts, from the manufacturer and GAOTD. It says "Enter Registration information" not "change registration information" for us affected by whatever GAOTD registration bug. IF you enter the id/key provided after successful registration in the little popup as part of the registration exe it will not work and say it was valid till 9/26 which is stupid because that hasn't happen and the version is still freeware no matter how many time you input it.

FIX: So I tried the same exact id/code from the readme.txt as #22 mentioned and it worked beautifully. There always seems to be a problem with the code they give you, it could be because of the line break in the little window it gives causes a problem when you copy and paste but there is defiantly an issue there. This is not the first time I have seen this. I did a file compare using TextPad and the two name/keys and they are identical it must copy a space or something weird from the pop up.

#20, No body actually reads the readme.txt since it is always the same and not useful unless they include a code that actually works in this case.

Reply   |   Comment by Jay  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

This author is actually trying to charge money for a flash player? Are you kidding me? The author should be ashamed at a blatant attempt to rape money from unsuspecting, inexperienced Internet users. This is ridiculous and should be removed.

Reply   |   Comment by y0himba  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

After installing and using, I received the following message from my Firewall Application: "C:\Program Files\Eltima Software\SWF & FLV Player\swf_player.exe has modified the User inerface of the Parent explorer.exe by sending special window messages. Any program trying to modify another program using this method may be a sign of trojan actvitity."
Eltima, can you elaborate on this activity?

Reply   |   Comment by Brock Johnson  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

First time had any problem, followed all instructions, please get it right or i won't be back.! This after 1 year of good stuff.

Reply   |   Comment by DJ x2o  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

Seems like a nice player, but way over-hyped. The long list of features include simple things that are included in most players such as volume control, full-screen playback, resizing, playlist, etc.. It does have some unusual features such as capturing screenshots in a series. However, I find its online features especially over-hyped. They don't seem to work very well, if at all. And I haven't been able to find any of the "advanced security options", not even any help on them in the help file.

Despite these shortcomings, it is worth keeping as it seems to play well and does have a nice look (albeit a little too flashy for me). It still has too many rough edges to be worth $20 bucks in my opinion, but could be worth that with some touching up.

Thanks Eltima & GAOTD for sharing it with us.

Reply   |   Comment by Next Reviewer  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

Did not work. After downloading it I was given a reg# which did not work. The error message was that the key was only valid for today and did not let me register the pro version. What a waste of time!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Vic  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

Any web browser can do this natively, as long as you know how.

Reply   |   Comment by sio  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

#60
Did you forget to enter the 'username' as given in the readme in the username-field ?

Reply   |   Comment by Micha  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

Look at the README file!

Use
Registration name: giveawayoftheday

dont try to use your own unique registration name

Reply   |   Comment by CHA  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

Great little program
Installed and works with no problems
I like the swf frame-by-frame feature

#60 you have to enter the “user’s name” as giveawayoftheday as per the readme file info and the key from there also you have to be online. That's what I did and then I had to close the program and then open it again.

Reply   |   Comment by Mel  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

A little heavy on resources, but it plays okay. Then again, almost any media player can handle Flash files if FFDSHOW is installed and configured properly. Download -may- work some places, but not on DailyMotion or YouTube -- both give a "forbidden" message. Thanks, but I'll stick with Media Player Classic and the DownloadHelper Firefox plugin.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

Nice player, but i am missing a mute-button for audio.
For a future release, i wish an option to not only export picture-series. Converting to AVI (like DivX) should round up this great player.

Reply   |   Comment by Micha  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

@#18: The file is still at Wikifortio because it's been uploaded there, and that is the nature of Wikifortio. However, the Activate part of the installer will not work—it'll give you an error message.

@20: Brush up on your grammar. You're using the wrong form of "your/you're".

Reply   |   Comment by Annoyed  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

Yes I have had that same statement come up for me as well. The time syas there is 9hours 23minutes left but the result of adding the rego code it states this was for ....... and you can upgrade to pro version here.


So whats going on please,

This is not a good look for testing the products.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff Nield  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

#56. Do you even bother to read before commenting? Today's review, I quote; "As for paying $19.95 for the Pro version, I would suggest holding off until the downloader matures a bit, unless you really need fullscreeen support or screenshot(s) support". How much more clear needs one be for you to understand?

Reply   |   Comment by Moizelle  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

I had try it and this software is not good, but having said that it sure does install and uninstall very cleanly.

Reply   |   Comment by Rizal  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

KMPlayer rulez. See Wikipedia comparision of media players.

Reply   |   Comment by mg  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

It worked fine. I was able to easily upgrade to the Pro Version.
Thanks to giveawayoftheday and Eltima Software!

Reply   |   Comment by Alan  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

On my MAC I use Mac swf player pro from Elima Software - really nice player. AND I’m glad to have the opportunity to install PRO version for free on my PC :) respect GAOTD and special thanks to ELTIMA ("-" download feature is not working)

Reply   |   Comment by backner  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

Very nice program. I have looked at the "free" version before. It too is a nice program - but it is very similar in function to other free programs that do the same thing. Usually if two programs are almost identical in the functions that they provide, I look at price and speed. Those being equal, I keep the original program. No additional un installation and installation problems. If I have already learned the command structure,I find its use to be less trouble overall.

This download being a full featured "professional" program bumps my old program off of the hard drive. I like being able to save the fruits of my labor to the hard drive. Re-thinking it all the SWF-FLV Player Pro is going to be good for only a very short time. In that light,how much trouble should I put up with when it comes down to selecting a SWF-FLV player that I will only use occasionally?

Between this day in time through the "time of 'occasionally expect that I will lose or cripple a program or two as a mater of course. The dilemma?,I really like this program.

Reply   |   Comment by Jack Boyce  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

Again. You need to use the username and key from the ZIP file when you download it. The key is too big and cannot fit in the text box in the pop up.

Reply   |   Comment by Gerard  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

Downloaded and installed but will not properly activate.

Go to "Help", "Enter registration info" - enter key provided, get pop-up that key 'was' only valid until 9/26.

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling - tried download from mirror site and primary sites - I've even tried entering the key in the "user's name" and the "key" fields at the same time, still get only freeware version.

Also tried entering the key into only the "user's name" field with nothing in the "key" field and got same pop-up.

Yes, I've tried start/stop program, reenter key; reboot, reinstall, enter key - NOTHING SEEMS TO WORK

WinXP Pro - version 5.1, build 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254:Sevice Pack 2

BTW - don't like the new pop-up from GAOTD which auto enters favorite into browser - don't mind the idea of doing it, just leave it unchecked

Reply   |   Comment by Presbutes  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

I've spent the last week loking for a good player that would play everything instead of one for Quicktime clips, one for Real, one for flv etc etc and have found the brilliant open source KM Player which has played everything I've thrown at it (including swf and flv).
Link: http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/index.php

(Apologies for no comment on this software but I know some people appreciate alternative freeware suggestions)

Reply   |   Comment by JDPower  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

I'm Mac user, it's pity that I cannot use this flv player, can I convert the flv video to other video format with this video converter for Mac, http://www.top5soft.com/mac/video-converter-for-mac.html and then watch the video with my quicktime player?

Reply   |   Comment by matt  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

rookie Sandy, and others:

The program will "expire" whenever you try to reinstall it. It should remain "registered" until then.

Reply   |   Comment by Shazam  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

To BloodyTooth: When is the last time you gave a Thumbs DOWN to any offering here? You seem to be a spin doctor more than a reviewer.

Reply   |   Comment by Sy Reeus  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

I love this flv player, couple with my favorite flv converter, I can deal with all popular video formats, that's really cool.

Reply   |   Comment by drcshine  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

#46: To me, sloppy spelling is a clear indicator of sloppy coding, sloppy requirements definition, sloppy QC, and sloppy design.

As a project manager, how do you see it?

Reply   |   Comment by Sy Reeus  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

An interesting offer today; the program has some nice and convenient features that many freeware counterparts lack.
Good to know that the devs are eager to collect feedback and are quick to respond to users comments!
BUT..
It has glitches, though.
It wouldn't play my files downloaded from youtube (no, the files are not corrupt - VLC and GOM player play them right away). All I got was a blank screen instead of picture and no sound.
I also got "List of of bounds. -1" error several times.
Well, I'm feeling a beta tester today. Not that I mind that for just once ;)

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

Hmmmm, apparently not. Despite the "play, rewind, fast-forward and preview SWF and FLV files" claim, the application failed to manage to fast foward or rewind the test .flv file that I tried. Uninstalled

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

SWF/FLV Player downloaded, installed and registered (following the instructions in the read me file) without a hitch. Played flash and swf movies I had on my hard drive ok - though video quality wasn't great at some points. However the major disappointment for me was the fact that the capacity to download and view flash or swf from the web didn't work at all. I had the same problems that others here have mentioned with You Tube. I tried a few other online flash movies I have bookmarked, and though SWF/FLV Player would read, download and open the initial swf file, in each case it was the intro screen only - a still photo. No other elements of the movie would download or play. Given the number of other free swf or flash downloaders, players or browser plugins out there, I really can't see the $20 value in today's offering - certainly not until the download function (currently beta) is working properly. Though as a free download it could be worth keeping for those (as BladedThoth pointed out) for whom the playlist options are useful.

Cheers
Sue

Reply   |   Comment by Sue  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

Haven't tried SWF & FLV Player yet, but if it can fast foward/ rewind flash animations then it would be doing better than VLC to my knowledge

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

Media Player Classic, an open-source media player, does better, even better than VLC. It plays everything with the right codecs (like Real and QT codecs) as well as those flash files for free.

Reply   |   Comment by taph  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

I downloaded and extracted but can't seem to install. I get a pop up window that says it's contacting giveawayoftheday to activate but nothing ever happens. Can anyone help? I really want to be able to save flash. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by minnow71  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

Other than not being able to ZOOM in on FLV formats this is a marvelous and functional tool. The ability to go full screen on FLV beats out many of the other versions of software that allow viewing of these files. It has already been stated that this is not possible to ZOOM in on the FLV format, so no big deal really. The full size viewing doesn't appear to lose any discernible quality when the video is expanded. Worth the look and works as described.

Thumbs UP

Reply   |   Comment by rc  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

To Renegade: I'd rather suggest you to try this software than complaining about typos that have nothing to do with it's quality! And by the way, there is no word "oder", but "odour", which means smell, scribe :)!

Reply   |   Comment by Mat  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

Nice FLV player, but I still prefer VLC player, download another flv converter, work together, that's perfect!

Reply   |   Comment by jeffmatt  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

When I try to add a file to the play list, I get a protection error. It says, "Debugger detected - please close it down and restart!" Then it says, "Windows NT users: Please note that having the WinIce/SoftIceservice installed means that you are running a debugger!" Neither of those services are running or are even listed in services. Using WinXP Pro SP2. I'm not sure what's going on with it, but when software gives me problems when I first try to use it end up in the recycle bin.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill Cook  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

You have to use the registration key that was in the ZIP file. The one that pops up is too small for the whole key.

Reply   |   Comment by Gerard  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

Tried it, doesn't quite work. As with VLC, navigating with the cursor is next to impossible, it stopped after a few minutes for no reason and in full screen mode it leaves two white bands on the laterals of the monitor. Had some expectations because no player on the market today satisfies me, thought that this one "Pro version" would do the job, but no :{. Oh, just tried downloading a video from youtube and it returns a 403 forbidden error message. I use Vista Home Premium. Conclusion: totally useless, save your time and hdd.

Reply   |   Comment by Danny  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Even if someone paid me the $19.95 I wouldn’t try this or any other product from that company. How good can their code be when they don’t even bother to proofread their ads? Makes me wonder whether there are any “typos” in their code as well. They write, “You can customize the playlists as well! Reoder, repeat shuffle items in the playlist, save and load them, open the last item played everything is delivered for your comfort.” Reoder??? Gee, you mean that I can change some smell while I’m checking out my Flash movies? Doesn’t exactly convey that sense of a quality product.

This should in no way reflect poorly on GAOTD, there’s nothing wrong with their product. They’re not in the business of copyediting other company’s documentation. They’ve done their job and I’ll continue to endorse them. In my opinion for what they do, they’re the best on the net.

Reply   |   Comment by Renegade  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

I'm just a rookie. Does the free activation expire in 3 months requiring a $19.95 reactivation? If not, does the activation ever expire? Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by sandy  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Hello all! Today's 15-Minute Review is up! Check it out!

http://www.bladedthoth.com/reviews/15mrs/swf-flv-player-v3.0.33.5106/

Reply   |   Comment by BladedThoth  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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