SWF Player 2.6

A great free player for Flash files

  • Vote:
    5.8 (96)
  • Category:

    Players

  • Version:

    2.6

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free

SWF Player allows users to play files with the .swf format. This specific extension is commonly seen and used when loading and distributing flash videos. The .swf file is an optimization of the initial .fla file which houses all the images and sounds used in an animation. However, the .fla file is usually much bigger and too bulky for uploads. As such, people often utilize .swf files in order to efficiently and smoothly play flash movies. This makes SWF Player an absolute necessity for anyone working with flash or for anyone that enjoys making flash movies!

The SWF Player Program and its Functionalities

In a technological age where many programs and features are swept into obsolescence and obscurity within a couple of years, it is not unusual to see once formerly popular and robust platforms fall out of use. Transitions between old and new platforms are often seamless. However, one of the exceptions to this is the relatively archaic and slowly declining Flash platform. Though Flash movies are being swept under the rug as a entertainment medium of the past, many users and animators still hold Flash dear and are currently producing very elaborate and beautiful works of animation. Consider Newgrounds, a popular entertainment site that is still going strong despite its complete dependence on user content created from the Flash platform. Once in a while, a user might desire to see a Flash movie but find themselves unable to access the file. SWF Player solves this problem.

With its simple and minimalistic design, SWF Player shows the user a near frame-by-frame interpretation of a SWF file. Users can pause at any juncture in the film and go slowly in order to see the dynamics surrounding an animated element of the production. SWF Player gives users the basic set of cinematic buttons: play, fast forward, rewind and so forth. SWF Player even allows the user to loop the animation between two specified times with its loop function. One simply needs to click the check-box to affirm a loop. This functionality is especially useful as it allows animation students to gain insight into how certain actions are animated and performed through a continuous repeated review of the movements. SWF Player not only allows users to view certain flash files with the unfamiliar and esoteric extension, but also grants them the ability to closely analyze and assess a certain segment of animation should they find themselves curious.

SWF Player is a clear, plain, and uncomplicated solution to a common problem. It functions and fulfills its stated purpose largely to the letter. Download it today to begin viewing SWFs as you've never seen them before!

Pros

  • Allows you to view .swf files.
  • Cinematic buttons make the .swf file more accessible than if it were just playing on a site.
  • Looping parts of the .swf is a feature.

Cons

  • Simplistic and minimal.
  • Doesn't measure up to professional demands.

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