FLVPlayer4Free

FLVPlayer4Free

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 201 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.7
File Size:
8.52MB
Date Added:
November 10, 2009
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
4,343,295
Downloads Last Week:
1,925
Product ranking:
#29 in Video Players
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.8

    out of 201 votes

    • 5 star: 88
    • 4 star: 56
    • 3 star: 15
    • 2 star: 10
    • 1 star: 32
  • Current Version:

    4.7

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 1 stars

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

    October 07, 2013   |   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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