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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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"Another application ruined when sold to virus merchant"

September 13, 2015  |  By Photocrazy1

 |  Version: FLVPlayer4Free 7.1


None at all


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.


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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.1
Version 7.1 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Publisher Sakysoft
Publisher web site http://www.socialdownloader.com/
Release Date August 27, 2015
Date Added August 27, 2015
Version 7.1
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.62MB
File Name flvplayer4free-setup.exe
Total Downloads 4,386,890
Downloads Last Week 431
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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