FLVPlayer is a simple Microsoft Windows program that serves a single purpose--provides a quick and flexible way for opening FLV encoded video files. As many people who encode video in Flash Video (FLV) format have probably realized, there is no program provided by Macromedia that allows easy previewing of FLV files. This is where FLVPlayer comes into play.
FLVPlayer allows users to open an FLV in numerous ways--double click the file, right-click the file and select Open from the context menu, browse for the file within FLVPlayer, and drag and drop the file into FLVPlayer. Furthermore, by utilizing the MediaPlayback component, FLVPlayer is able to display the video in the correct aspect ratio so your preview will exactly match how it will look when playing from your Web site. So, if you are looking for a quick and easy way to preview FLV files, FLVPlayer is just the utility you have been searching for.
What's new in this version:
version 1.1 is the first version of FLVPlayer on CNET Download.com