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FLVPlayer4Free

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Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
out of 204 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.5
  • Total Downloads:
    4,391,238
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 11, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    8.66MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    218
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Note: CBS Interactive does not encourage or condone the illegal duplication or distribution of copyrighted content.

Editors' Review

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More than a few users find it frustrating when their media player won't play Flash videos saved from YouTube and similar sites. After all, they only outnumber all other videos by a huge margin that grows wider every minute. It may be possible to tweak your player with codecs, but with so many free media players available, why not try one that does it for you, such as FLVPlayer4Free. As its name suggests, it's a free media player that specializes in playing FLV and related formats. But it's hardly limited to Flash video: It also plays all the most common audio and video formats and plenty of uncommon ones. With a unique look (easily customized) and tons of options available when you need them, FLVPlayer4Free covers all the bases you need a media player to cover yet offers enough of a difference to stand out in a crowded field.

FLVPlayer4Free's user interface combines a browser-like toolbar with essential controls to show a different face from the usual media player look. With its white background, the look is clean and efficient yet a bit stark, but complaints cease when you right-click the interface to access the main menu and scroll down to Skins: FLVPlayer4Free comes with more than 100 skins, with something for every taste. A pop-up tool makes it incredibly easy to preview and apply them all. The toolbar includes a Playlist Editor, Save Frame tool, and Video Converter.

We like FLVPlayer4Free. It's an attractive alternative to the popular but fiddly open source media players, yet it gives up little in features. We encountered no bugginess, though it did associate our media files despite our expectation of a setup option (it's easy enough to change) and its publisher would like to interest you in other software -- hardly unique or especially annoying. It played Flash video, saved TV programs, and copied DVDs, everything we threw at it, in fact. FLVPlayer4Free offers a nice balance between simplicity and options, especially if you're mostly interested in a top-quality YouTube player that can also handle your DVDs, MPEGs, AVIs, and other video playback needs.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Another application ruined when sold to virus merchant"

September 13, 2015  |  By Photocrazy1

2015-09-13 18:59:39  |  By Photocrazy1

 |  Version: FLVPlayer4Free 7.1

Pros

None at all

Cons

I had this player with no problems then made the mistake of updating it. I am guessing that the developer got an offer for a fair amount of money to buy this program and they sold, I have read of people selling for thousands of dollars then find out late it was ruined. This is getting to be a regular thing on sites like this and for add-ons available for web browsers. Someone invents a great free application that works perfectly. When it gets a large number of downloads and great reviews, people offer to buy them then they load them with Trojans, viruses and crap ware then upload it as a new version. People read all of the good reviews and they get a ton of downloads of the upgrade before people realize that it has been tampered with and is now virus ridden so they can now control your computer or whatever the particular group wants to do with your computer. By the time people get reviews up warning about the new version, they have thousands of downloads already.

Summary

You have to really be careful downloading recent versions of software. This is trend now, it is sad that so many people have no conscious, all they care about it ripping others off, no matter the cost to the victim. The developers usually have no clue what is about to happen to their software, they get an offer and are so excited they take it, then the new owners add in all of the crap and half of the time the software no longer works, but the crap is already on your computer. It took me a week to get all of the junk that was loaded onto my computer from a highly rated add on for Chrome that I installed. It let me "skip" everything I didn't want, then downloaded it anyway plus a lot more. Every time I restarted my computer after removing a virus etc. 2 or 3 more new ones would show up. It took days of running 6 or 7 different removal programs each time to get rid of all of it. I had a similar problem when I upgraded FreePlayer4Free, on the programs actual website. It didn't go as far as the Chrome add on but it took a couple of days to fix everything. Cnet and other sites need to do more to make sure that when I download a program that I am only downloading what I want and nothing else.

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1 stars

"Needs work"

February 17, 2015  |  By kolakowskit

2015-02-17 06:26:59  |  By kolakowskit

 |  Version: FLVPlayer4Free 6.5

Pros

Plays all videos

Cons

Crashes causing system lockup on exit opening infinite "access violation" windows. Windows 7

Summary

Skip this one it causes system crash on Exit

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1 stars

"File contains a virus!!"

January 31, 2015  |  By Utahcntryguy

2015-01-31 03:59:51  |  By Utahcntryguy

 |  Version: FLVPlayer4Free 6.5

Pros

Do not download

Cons

Norton Security deleted the file when I downloaded it. It contained a virus!

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1 stars

"NEW VERSION IS FAKE! The old one worked 5.3 is FAKE"

October 07, 2013  |  By Phynix_Viking

2013-10-07 10:56:50  |  By Phynix_Viking

 |  Version: FLVPlayer4Free 5.3

Pros

The OLD 4.0 version worked amazing. This new one, is fake!

Cons

Contains tool bars and forces you to install other programs without asking that later disable the ability to download anything after you uninstall them. DO NOT USE VERSION 5!!!

Summary

This needs to be REMOVED from cnet/download and marked as a virus or malware!

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1 stars

"Comes with annoyingware"

September 11, 2013  |  By bjmantis

2013-09-11 09:45:09  |  By bjmantis

 |  Version: FLVPlayer4Free 4.8

Pros

It is good to be able to play flv files

Cons

but it comes with Babylon, which I hate!

Summary

If they can keep away from annoying stuff that you have to load with the flv player, I would give it a good rating.

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1 stars

"Installs Babylon Toolbar"

March 25, 2013  |  By clemenzina

2013-03-25 05:13:50  |  By clemenzina

 |  Version: FLVPlayer4Free 4.8

Pros

None discoverable, because cannot install without accepting Babylon Toolbar. Surely they know how hated this invader it?

Cons

Unable to install without accepting Babylon Toolbar. Could not exit installation, had to use Task Manager.

Summary

Save yourself hassle, don't even download it.

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1 stars

"Full of spyware and toolbars"

March 23, 2013  |  By vanman9607

2013-03-23 16:00:14  |  By vanman9607

 |  Version: FLVPlayer4Free 4.8

Pros

I wouldn't know, I uninstalled it within 5 minutes without using it. WinPatrol was catching software trying to constantly startup with the system after I installed this.

Cons

It tried to change my IE startup, along with an IE helper, and was trying to constantly install an IE toolbar.

Summary

I trusted CNET for years to give good software and good reviews. It looks like I can't trust them anymore. Sad to see a good site go bad.

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1 stars

"If you want hidden crapware install this."

March 04, 2013  |  By AmazonMAL

2013-03-04 14:23:23  |  By AmazonMAL

 |  Version: FLVPlayer4Free 4.8

Pros

None that i can think of except maybe sick it on someone you don't like.

Cons

Never even tried software, tries to jam hidden browser toolbars and homepage hijacking down your throat.

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1 stars

"Nice Try on the Malware sneak, but n00b I am not."

February 27, 2013  |  By GloomCookie613

2013-02-27 13:38:10  |  By GloomCookie613

 |  Version: FLVPlayer4Free 4.8

Pros

Zip, zero, zilch.

Cons

I often see people complain about toolbars being installed and usually (let's be honest) it's the fault of the person installing for not unchecking the boxes in the dialog. This one really does its best to FORCE the toolbars on you and that is beyond uncool.

I didn't even fully install the program because I noticed the sneaky toolbar BS right away. You unclick the boxes for the toolbars and the next box that pops up is a cute little "You should really download this toolbar, it's super cool, for reals! Click OK!" I hit cancel and saw that it advanced me to the next install step and said to myself "Self, the reviews were dead on... this is some shaaaaaady software, we should just abort this install and scrub every instance of this POS from the hard drive."

Summary

I wonder how much the writer of this review got paid to shill malware onto unsuspecting users? May your motherboards fry for conning people into screwing up their computers. Cnet used to be the place to go for software you could trust. I guess integrity can be bought cheap these days.

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4 stars

"Very Functional Program"

October 13, 2012  |  By the_webninja

2012-10-13 11:16:36  |  By the_webninja

 |  Version: FLVPlayer4Free 4.8

Pros

I like the fact that it will just about play any kind of video file, I found this program would play Mp4 videos very smooth, where Windows Media Player Could not. I like the fact that the program seemed very easy on the Memory usage, which allowed the program to function very smooth with video. I like programs that actually WORK with Videos well. And this one does.

Cons

When you launch the program it looks like your Computer has Crashed. All you see is a Black Screen, until you move your Mouse to the Bottom of the screen, then the Control panel pops up in your face.
I also didn't like the fact that I had to guess what each picture on the Control panel represented. It might be nice if the Programmers put Mouseover tags on the ICONS or labels or SOMETHING.

Summary

I am keeping this Program because it WORKS. I don't care about Fancy good looking Programs, I want stuff that WORKS. And this one Works Well. And I like it because of that. Those who use Linux will probably like this Program more than those who are used to windows, because this program Functions much better than it Looks. Even though this program is designed to run on Windows it has the Feel of Ubuntu. :) Get the idea?

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.5
Version 7.5 include increased video compatiblity and bug fixes.
General
Publisher Sakysoft
Publisher web site http://www.socialdownloader.com/
Release Date February 11, 2016
Date Added February 11, 2016
Version 7.5
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.66MB
File Name flvplayer4free-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,391,238
Downloads Last Week 218
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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