What's a good flash video player? How's Macromedia?

By macx ยท 4 replies
Mar 8, 2010
  1. Looked in the downloads, didn't see Macromedia flash player.

    Are there problems with it? Seems some time ago I tried it, but I
    don't have it on my computer any more - don't remember if I had
    problems with it or what.

    Only thing I saw in downloads was WinDVD that says it plays
    Real files. Realplayer started giving me fits lately so I'm looking
    for something less problematic and less intrusive.

    Thanks for any tips!
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    What do you mean, .swf? .flv? .fla?
    Isn't adobe the only flash provider?
  3. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 718

    flv I guess.

    Like my old Realplayer downloads for instance.

    Isn't there such a thing as Macromedia Flash player?

    And just ran into a problem - did a Search for Flash Player and found
    an unbelieveable number of files, all old, on Adobe Flash Player.
    Some zip folders, some other types of files.

    Started deleting them, got a group of maybe 50+ files of 2+ mb each and
    can't delete them. Get a window saying it can't delete the files and then
    the Search results window locks up, says i isn't responding, altho I can close
    the window but then I have to restart.

    Haven't run into anything like that before, how can I get rid of all those old
    (from 07 & up thru 09) Adobe Flash files? They're supposedly in something
    called an archive.

    I've removed the one Adobe Flash in my program files, but imagine I need to
    get rid of all these old things before I try to load anything new (Adobe says
    so on their website, too).

    Thanks for any help!!
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    Sounds familiar, i'm pretty sure adobe bought out Macromedia, and took over flash.

    Anyway, an FLV is in fact, an mpeg movie file...VLC should play it just fine.

    You mean error deleting the file, file is in use?
  5. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 718

    Nothing like being out of date! I mean me. :-/

    Took a look at that vlc player, looks good, will try it. Thanks!!

    BTW finally found out how to get rid of all those old files - on the Adobe site it explains you have tohave their Flash Player delete program to get rid of them. Downloaded, it works. Then I was able to install the newest FP version - that was before I saw this email. n Well, now I can try them both!

    Thanks very much!!
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