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Giveaway of the day — SWF and FLV Player

SWF & FLV Player is a powerful but tiny Flash movie player.
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User rating: 231 (25%) 705 (75%) 41 comments

SWF and FLV Player was available as a giveaway on July 16, 2011!

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Mighty graphic software with thousands of photo effects and filter creation.

SWF and FLV Player is a powerful but tiny Flash movie player. It features advanced and unique functions that allow you to not only play, rewind, fast-forward and preview SWF and FLV files frame-by-frame, but also create and manage playlists and save Flash movies directly from websites.

SWF and FLV Player also offers the ability to save currently played Flash movie, no matter where it is loaded from, switch to full-screen viewing mode and capture SWF frame screenshots.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ 2003/ 2008/ XP/ Vista/ 7(x32/ x64)

Publisher:

Eltima Software

Homepage:

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

File Size:

3.29 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#41

Last year had difficulty getting to the eltima home site. now for 2 days can't get to it at all.. my comodo, my browser IE9, and my IP all try to block access to this site , guess I'll have to search to find out why/ whynot access allowed..

Reply   |   Comment by Bobb  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Not sure why you'd want to buy this. I have files in SWF format that play just fine in my browser window, and I have a couple of free FLV players that work great (I'd rather support their efforts).

Reply   |   Comment by Joe Bob Briggs  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

I was a little nervous yesterday at downloading this because of the comments above (especially 5 & 6), however as I had recently got a swf game which caused those problems with another player (Flash Movie Player - a free programme) I thought it was worth a shot.

The programme downloaded and installed fine and the registration seems to have worked too. Then the big test ... would the game I was playing collapse under error messages like my previous play with the free programme?

SUCCESS! SWF & FLV Player worked on this particular game so as far as I am concerned this is a keeper. Thanks for the share to GOTD and Eltima Software.

Reply   |   Comment by Tzl  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Same problem here: The video only plays about the first 1 second of the video then abruptly ends. The second time i try to play the same video i get an error that reads: List index out of bounds.
Tried on multiple FLV files that all play with VLC media player.
Looks like this software needs more development effort. Thanks anyway.
Used on an Windows XP unit with service pack 3installed.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

Excellent. Worked well for what I wanted when none of the free software would do the job. Thank you very much to all concerned.

Reply   |   Comment by ellie  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#36

Unfortunately, this software is too buggy to use.
Tested on file produced the invalid floating point operation message as a whole lot of pop up messages right across my screen.
Testing again on some other files same result, or they just would not open.
ridley

Reply   |   Comment by ridley  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#35

The free version on their site has a few nasty little traits built in. Unless you do a custom install you get extra bits such as the dreaded Bing and the "Eltima File Bulldog Toolbar." Now guess who is likely to benefit from that - not you I suspect! Clean freeware FLV players are available from reputable coders, please support them.

Reply   |   Comment by Mugwah  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#34

For those unable to play *.flv files, it may be that the program will only play early flv versions as this program seems to have been last updated in 2007. Here's a static screen grab of it playing one of my older flv files. http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll198/haydut1200/2011-07-16_225126.jpg

Reply   |   Comment by banditrider  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#33

The program took a couple of tries to register. I then went to play a FLV file to which it played the 1st frame and quit. After a couple of tries, I set the repeat to on and it played the video. I could not zoom, as that dock portion of the program just moved with the mouse drag (when attempting to use the slide bar).
IMHO, the program has no continuity and ease of use whatsoever.
Not a fan
Uninstalled!

Reply   |   Comment by Bill C.  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

Was hesitant to download seeing the high negative marks, and the lack of comments, however I downloaded it and tried it.

I have a Pentium 4 with Windows XP Home Edition SP3, I installed it, registered it, and made a .FLV playlist. It played my .FLV music video playlist just fine. No error messages or anything. This program gets a thumbs up from me.

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#31

Have been able to test a bit more. Althought .swf seem to work, when I try to play some tutorial videos downloaded some time ago (Multisim Electronic Simulator Tutorials) software gives a .flv cannot be loaded message. Seems to work with flv files created with PC Hand Screen Capture though.
When I first downloaded and tried to play these tutorials they would not work using the version of Media Player Classic that I had installed at the time. Had to download the latest K Lite Mega codec pack which includes the latest Media Player Classic - Home Cinema to view these files.
Swf-flvplayer seems to come with its own codecs..could be they need updating.

For general video viewing try free Media player classic.

Reply   |   Comment by Richard  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#30

I consider myself a slightly above normal/average user,I run windows7 x64... it didn't work for me either.. regardless how much time and effort i put into it. Sorry..my first thumbs down on any software I have tried from gotd.

Reply   |   Comment by BigJoe  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#29

UPDATE -

I found this information on their website concerning the "Floating point division by zero" error.

Floating point division by zero. error message

This error occurs when FLV file that you are trying to view is encoded with a codec, developed later, than SWF & FLV Player was released last time. This causes an error message.

Playback of FLV files encoded with new codecs will be implemented in future release of SWF & FLV Player for Windows.
.

Reply   |   Comment by McSpocky  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#28

Installed the program on my system running Windows XP3 with no problem. Registered the program with no problem. The program is looking very good at this point, then...

I added 4 flv files to the play list to try it out. The bottom of my screen became filled up with little windows showing "Invalid floating point operation". I had to open taxk manager to close down the program.

If this error was fixed, this looks like it would be a nice program.

WITH this error, the program is unusable. :(

Reply   |   Comment by McSpocky  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#27

Running Windows Vista Home Premium

Well I am not sure what to say without sounding like I am Swinging a Big Axe!

First It downloaded and installed ok and when applying the serial code It up graded to Pro Version. and we pretty much go downhill from here.

The very first FLV Video I tried did not work so I tried to load a play list of a few videos and the program just scrolled right threw them and did not play any of them at all. So I though I would Try a SWF Files and I did not have any availble so I went online downloaded a quick animation file and loaded that into the player and it actually played.

So I added this SWF file to the Play list and loaded the other FLV files and the Player would play the SWF Fine tbut then Randomily Played 1 FLV file and scrolled to the last of list. so I tried it again and this time it picked a different FLV File to stop at played it fine and then scrolled to the end of the Playlist.

I did try to different Compatibility Modes, WinXP with Service Pack 2 with No Success and Win98 also with No Success, all with the Administrator privliage added. I then moved on to the Download Videos from a website option and used the Youtube website as the Example Given in the help file and It did not work at all. I did not really expect it to as it did list it as beta. So I thought mabey my Firewall was blocking the program and gave the player Perrmission to access the internet and again tried the Download file from website ( Youtube) and again recieved No Success.

A Couple times I did get a script Error and it would not close so I had to use Task Manager to end the program.

As for a SWF Player the program seems to work Fine but again there are many Freeware alternitives That will do this job and more with no Hassles. 1 that comes to mind is the good ol Infraview program.

I think the Developers of this program need to take some time and really do alot more testing on it before realeasing it to the public and asking money for it.

As for Now I will add this program to my Library collection and use it as a Back up SWF Player Only.

Thank you GOTD and Eltima Software for todays Download.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Romano  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#26

Install/registration is easy enough.

Most FLV's that I have did not play.

Some generate the aforementioned Divide by zero.
Nevertheless the movies tended to play.
Sometimes only a singular Divide by zero dialog, sometimes repeatedly, non-stop.

Volume slider worked, but couldn't seem to get the timeline or zoom sliders to do so?

Capture (to BMP). Sometimes I got a series of shots (that stopped at some point, but I don't know why). Other times on a singular shot (& I don't know why cause I was expecting a series).

Zoom & timeline worked with SWF files.

Same issue with capture.

You can drag a set of files into the player window, but only one file makes it to the playlist. You can drag a set of files into the playlist window & they all get added.

Video window size resets with each new file. So if you size the player larger, the next file causes it to change to the default size for that video. Zoom also resets.

Virtually any player (worth their weight) should play FLV these days. SWF less so. You could always drag a SWF into your browser window. Media Player Classic usually plays them fine.

http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/

Nothing that sets this apart. FLV is in particular buggy. SWF works better.

Apparently it only works with .flv, .swf, & .exe (flash) files. A mis-named file (extension) is not accepted. So if you took a file cow.flv & renamed it to cow.wmv, it would not be accepted, would not play.

Only two main files, swf_player.exe & swf_player.dll. Includes a .chm help file. (And according to that, this player is from *2007*.)

Reply   |   Comment by therube  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#25

Eltima I think makes nice software, but I don't think their older [2007] SWF & FLV Player will appeal to everyone. Flash video [.flv] is just another video format, & one that many players will now handle [like VLC, with a new version out yesterday BTW]. Flash Shockwave [.swf] is a different animal, used for anything from banners to video players to games [like the one featured today on game.giveawayoftheday.com], but I don't know that all that many people want to save & play .swf files from their hard drive -- in the few cases I've done that I used the free, stand-alone Adobe Flash player so I could turn it into a self-running or self-contained executable file [*.exe]. Still, SWF & FLV Player is a lightweight alternative that does playlists, & it can turn Flash animations into a series of image files; using other software you can turn those images into animated gif files or video... I've played with that sort of thing to create animated wallpaper for a cell phone. Note that while SWF & FLV Player is advertised as having download capabilities, in my experience your mileage will vary considerably -- File menu -> Download online Flash movies (beta).

I don't think installation is bad, though I *suspect* that if you're running XP without .NET you **might** have installation/registration issues -- I don't have any PCs, laptops, or VMs without .NET to try & verify. SWF & FLV Player also needs/uses the main Visual Basic 6 runtime [msvbvm60.dll] which is not included [Microsoft still offers the full VB6 runtime setup files for download, but you'll find it on their site easier using Google or Bing]. Because of the 2007 date I was initially concerned with win7 support, but it seems OK in win7 64. The "Eltima Software" program folder holds 9 files, 2 folders, ~3 MB, plus you get a new folder with the same name that holds 4 small files, 1 folder, under User\ Application Data [XP] or User\ AppData\ Roaming [win7]. Installing & registering Eltima's SWF & FLV Player I recorded ~150 new registry entries.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#24

I downloaded the free version awhile back and was somewhat impressed with this product, so I went ahead and upgraded to the Pro version for 19.99.
The "Floating point division by zero." error message has be an issuse ever since.
From their documentation on the Eltima website.
"Floating point division by zero." error message
This error occurs when FLV file that you are trying to view is encoded with a codec, developed later, than SWF & FLV Player was released last time. This causes an error message.
Playback of FLV files encoded with new codecs will be implemented in future release of SWF & FLV Player for Windows.

Version 3 Build 3.0.33.5106
Release date:
22nd August, 2007
documentation on the Eltima website

So this has been an issue since 2007 with no updates to correct this problem. For this reason I would have to give this software a thumbs down.

Larry

Reply   |   Comment by Larry  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#23

So far, no go on playing a saved flash game, but I will keep trying. Could be my error, or could be that it just wasn't meant to do that. For the developers, that could be a great feature if it's not already possible.

Looks like a handy program as there is a lot of flash online which could be fun to save.

Thank goodness for copy and paste...that registration code is about as long as the alphabet :)

Thanks GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by gh  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#22

Adobe actually have a standalone player for Flash. It doesn't require installation (though it seems to automatically register file extensions for itself), and you can make standalone SWF projectors from it as well. It does register the FLV extension, but it doesn't seem to be able to play it. For playing, you can use Media Player Classic or VLC.

Link to Adobe's standalone Flash players: http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

I've used other freeware that works very well for these media formats :
1) Swiff Player http://www.globfx.com/products/swfplayer/
2) Free FLV Player http://www.applian.com/flvplayer/index.php

And of course there's always VLC Player & GOM.

Reply   |   Comment by Another Old Guy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#20

Like #3, I had the free version and upgraded to the pro version when this was offered in February. I would get the floating point error at times and thought the pro version would eliminate that. It turned out to be the same.

It's hit and miss as to whether files will play correctly on it. Any file using codecs that were not available after it was first released in 2007, is unlikely to play properly. I know that a current build date is listed on their site but the software version number is the same as the version on their release date in 2007.

Since they haven't bothered to address the errors they know exist, there is no reason to waste time installing and uninstalling their software.

Free players are easy enough to come by. There are the multi-format players like VLC and Media Player Classic. I use Sothink FLV player because it gives me more options when playing FLV files. I still have Swiff Player on my laptop (Windows 7 x64) and SWF Opener on my desktop for SWF files. So far they've worked on all the files for which the Eltima player returned errors.

Here's the link to the previous comments:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/swf-flv-player-pro/

Reply   |   Comment by Justine  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#19

No problems with the installation and registration very usefull to play my flash games and videos but while watching videos the screen saver interferes can any one help to avoid this

Reply   |   Comment by Prince777222  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#18

This is a repackaged re-rerun of http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/swf-flv-player-pro/ on Feb 5th 2011 exactly the same build number reported by the installer 3.0.33.5106 then as now, installer is smaller now, I would suspect due to negative feedback about the bundled bing toolbar so they probably removed it. Exactly the same divide by zero errors were reported then as now. The have done no development to fix/trap the errors. I did install it back then but must have uninstalled it as can't find any trace of a live installation on here now. So was not memorably bad or good for me. So will not be installed again this time.

License key is diferent to the one given back then, licensed name is the same. Also that days offering page had 3 screenshots which this days page does not.

I do find it annoying that the Etima Software list does not show previous giveaways and the site search does NOT show any previous offerings but if I use the same terms on google I can find the previous offering without any dificulty.

Seems google knows this site better than the owners!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#17

Developer's web site mentions the error at http://wiki.eltima.com/knowledge-base/swf-flv-player-windows/division-by-zero.html and that the problem will be corrected in future release of the software ???

Reply   |   Comment by Bern-Dog6  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#16

The only successful operation was installation and registration of this program. Playing FLV files was an altogether different experience. The first one I tried to open informed me it could not load it, so I tried another. Action at last as it peppered the screen with message boxes informing me that an“Invalid floating point operation” had taken place.
Very disappointing as it is a program I could make use of quite regularly.
mike
Your comments are something I look forward to, as do many others I'm sure. Very often you state the number of changes to the registry a program makes; please could you tell me, do you have a program that traps only the changes made by the program, or do sift carefully through all the dross Windows writes. If it is the former, please, please share with me the name of the program.

Reply   |   Comment by OldScotty  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#15

Installed and registered fine on Windows XP SP3. Tested with some Flash files from Wondershare Photo to DVD giveaway clipart swf files. Does what I need and will be a keeper.

Checked the developers website and found this note under User Manual/FAQ regarding devision by zero.

"Floating point division by zero." error message

This error occurs when FLV file that you are trying to view is encoded with a codec, developed later, than SWF & FLV Player was released last time. This causes an error message.

Playback of FLV files encoded with new codecs will be implemented in future release of SWF & FLV Player for Windows.

Reply   |   Comment by Richard  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

Ok; I just installed it on another computer that I have and sure enough everything is identical including the logo!

Reply   |   Comment by zephyrdell  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

My only comment is that I have been using this same program since gaod gave it away on Sept. 27, 2007 and have been telling people about it ever since hoping it would be available again and now it is.
Yes, believe it or not today's version is the same version given away back then including the build #. The only difference I can see, is the logo is entirely different. It is probably due to the fact that Windows 7 is compatible with this software now as it wasn't heard of back in 2007; but again, software was probably campitble back then or they would have changed the build # don't you think? I still love the software.

Reply   |   Comment by zephyrdell  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#12

you have to upgrade to get a lot of the features. Misleading. It's a good idea to always visit the authors website first. However it is a free player!

Reply   |   Comment by Merle  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#11

After installed and run first time, it gave me error "SWF & FLV Movie player has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available"
I am using Vista Home Edition. Thumb down.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeffrey B  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#10

Same as others "Floating point error. Division by zero.

Deleted. And had to use Task Manager to close the program. Unacceptable.

Does no-one test this software first? I know the flv files are okay because they play fine with KMPlayer (which is free).

Reply   |   Comment by Corek  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

installed without problems on win7 64bit. registration smooth. download online flash movies is beta version. this comes nowhere close to atube catcher which can record streaming flash video. not useful for me, quick uninstall.

Reply   |   Comment by einstein  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#8

Floating point error. Division by zero.

Deleted.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+53)
#7

There is something wrong with this software. To developer, why this player show this dialog “Invalid floating point operation” and “Floating point division by zero” when i want to play my flv file in my computer? Then it can’t play that video at all. Please help me about this.

Reply   |   Comment by sl_jack  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+45)
#6

Sorry, It doesn't work with flv files, I can see only the 1th frame of the video then it goes to the next in playlist and so on...
awful software!
I have windows 7 x64

Reply   |   Comment by Luca  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)
#5

I tried the program and it looks good and can play both flv and swf files, however it can't download many files directly from the web pages as it only downloads swf files.
Almost none of the videos is stored in a swf file, the swf file is only a link to the real file which can't be downloaded with this program.

Reply   |   Comment by Fred  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#4

This program is useless. When trying to play any FLV file, I get an error which is this from their own site:

http://wiki.eltima.com/knowledge-base/swf-flv-player-windows/division-by-zero.html

"Floating point division by zero." error message

This error occurs when FLV file that you are trying to view is encoded with a codec, developed later, than SWF & FLV Player was released last time. This causes an error message.

Playback of FLV files encoded with new codecs will be implemented in future release of SWF & FLV Player for Windows.




So yeah, this program can't play a 5 year old FLV file... Apparently new was last decade... VLC plays it flawlessly. Also doesn't seem to be able to download anything that I can't easily download myself. $20 for this garbage is kind of insulting. Except the downloading portion, which didn't work for any site designed within the past few years, VLC can do everything this program claims to be able to do.

The download feature btw, is supposed to be 'beta' from what the program says. It just uses Internet Explorer and looks for anything with a .swf or .flv file extension.

Another stupid feature which is set by default? Everything you play, or attempt to play is added to the playlist. Which it tries to promptly play when you start the program. Why is that even on by default?

In short, this thing is just an IE shell with a playlist. Which doesn't seem to function as intended.

Reply   |   Comment by DarknessClaw  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#3

I've been using the free version of this for a couple of years and the registration details entered OK and upgraded it to the Pro version, so this is a keeper which isn't lost if I have to reinstall Windows.

The program doesn't appear to be popular so far, given the number of 'thumbs down' - 65% at the time if typing - but it's been useful for me, so a thumbs up here.

Reply   |   Comment by banditrider  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+35)
#2

installed on xp after a registry error, ignored & installed. after registering it becomes a pro version & works without any problem.

Reply   |   Comment by asiatic  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#1

This will come in handy for all those flash games that I've downloaded (hopefully).

Reply   |   Comment by Heavy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-148)
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