FLV Player

FLV Player

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 891 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.25
  • Total Downloads:
    31,989,919
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 21, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Note: FLV Player includes optional bundled software that may trigger alerts from security software. FLV Player has been tested for malware by the CNET Download.com team and meets our security requirements.

Editors' Review

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Most people don't need anything more than a Web browser and a Macromedia plug-in to watch Flash videos. However, if you want a hair's breadth more control over your viewing, this open-source freeware program will do the trick.

FLV Player's exceedingly simple controls allow you to navigate backward and forward through videos and play them in a loop. You can also adjust the volume, mute it, and adjust the size of the player. The Settings menu provides some basic control over program behavior, such as opening a new player window when double-clicking on an FLV file and remembering previous settings. And that's about it.

Our only major complaint is that the display window doesn't automatically resize to the size of your movie frame. We hope this problem will be remedied in future versions. FLV Player isn't a must-have by any stretch, but it's a decent tool for penny-pinching Flash developers.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star 10
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 891 votes

    • 5 star 268
    • 4 star 287
    • 3 star 162
    • 2 star 60
    • 1 star 114
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1 stars

"Flv player (2.0,25B) Must be loaded up?"

January 09, 2012  |  By QuietStormX

 |  Version: FLV Player 2.0.25

Pros

Not interested in the extra stuff. Suppose to be just a simple program...

Cons

Not interested in the extra stuff.

Summary

I guess this is after it was sold to Applian tech. :-(

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3 stars

"it's good, but can have problems when installing"

December 07, 2011  |  By engzllib

 |  Version: FLV Player 2.0.25

Pros

works. thats probably the most important feature.

http://download.cnet.com/FLV-Player/3000-13632_4-10467081.html
I personally use this one.

Cons

it has annoying software bundled!!!

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4 stars

"works well for free"

October 31, 2011  |  By ndamark

 |  Version: FLV Player 2.0.25

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

No ability to convert video to other format

Summary

Worked for me for what I wanted

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3 stars

"FLV Player 2.0.25"

October 27, 2011  |  By zdavidross

 |  Version: FLV Player 2.0.25

Pros

free, loads fast, decent controls, versatile

Cons

enlarging window yields choppiness to image, but that is a .flv file limitation i'm sure

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4 stars

"Simple, compact and user-friendly."

October 22, 2011  |  By Jarkota

 |  Version: FLV Player 2.0.25

Pros

More versatile than Windows Media Player; will use codecs and filetypes WMP will not. Simple interface that you may not even have to ever use at all, since it mostly auto-configures itself.

Cons

Not as powerful as Media Player Classic, doesn't always fully support HD files.

Summary

Use FLV if you're tired of Windows Media Player but computer can't/won't use Media Player Classic. Very good middle-of-the-road player that will handle almost anything.

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1 stars

"Good player but installs Yahoo toolbar!"

October 20, 2011  |  By DV2

 |  Version: FLV Player 2.0.25

Pros

Starts up quickly, has a full screen mode button, can also adjust to any size my dragging the corner. Allows repositioning on time line and volume adjustment with with arrow keys.

Cons

I hate software that does not respect your wishes as to other stuff that gets installed with it. In my case, it installed the yahoo toolbar, changed my homepage and search engine and it wasn't easy to undo it either. If yahoo thinks that sort of thing is going to convince me to use their stuff they are sadly mistaken!

Summary

Software that installs other things even when you select otherwise should be banned. Although this FLV player is not bad, I've given it one star because of the installation which was not easy for me to undo!

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3 stars

"Works well as long as you are not expecting too much"

October 02, 2011  |  By mcsquizzy

 |  Version: FLV Player 2.0.25

Pros

It works, and plays movies at good quality.

Cons

If you want to fast forward, rewind, or open more than one window at a time it doesn't do any of that very well.

Summary

There are better players out there but this one works fine for most purposes.

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5 stars

"Works fine, no hassles"

September 27, 2011  |  By lukewilliams180

 |  Version: FLV Player 2.0.25

Pros

No frills .flv player for playing videos downloaded off youtube and the like

Cons

No thumbnail icons

Summary

Works great. I use Ant video downloader to download off youtube, etc, but can't stand their media player. This doesn't try to control your media library, doesn't (as far as I can tell) add background programs, it just does what it says it does.

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3 stars

"Good FLV Player"

September 18, 2011  |  By lvaughan53

 |  Version: FLV Player 2.0.25

Pros

easy to install app

Cons

sometimes the flv player will not allow me to resize the window or stop playing the video once it has started

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3 stars

"Surprisingly easy to use"

August 27, 2011  |  By Appleiinc

 |  Version: FLV Player 2.0.25

Pros

Thank You for this software

Cons

This is a very good application
http://moviez-streaming.com

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.25
Version 2.0.25:
  • adds 'video-only' mode (press [tab] to hide all FLV Player interface elements, note that you can still drag the video around)
  • adds volume control with [arrow-up] and [arrow-down] keys
  • adds timer toggle (normal and milliseconds)
  • restores ability to skip forward with [arrow-right] key
General
Publisher mdvisser
Publisher web site http://mdvisser.nl
Release Date November 19, 2010
Date Added April 21, 2011
Version 2.0.25
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 31,989,919
Downloads Last Week 8
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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