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Introducing Several Media Players that Can Play Flash SWF File Directly

Flash SWF is the most popular video format that is widely applied to network. SWF format has small size and can be transferred very easily. All these advantages have made it one of the most commonly used formats by video websites.

It is more easier to watch flash SWF content online than anywhere else as long as you have the Adobe Flash Player pre-installed in your internet browser and most web browsers now did it already, for example, Google Chrome.

However, people are always trying to find ways that can play those flash SWF files offline, at anytime and anywhere they want. This blog today is exactly written for the purpose to introduce several popular media players with the power to play flash SWF directly on your computer.

Moyea Online Flash Downloader

Why: it can play and download both online and offline flash SWF files as long as you have a URL of it, the most important, it’s totally free!

How: all you have to do is to enter the webpage URL, the program will do the left. Click the Play button to play.

Moyea SWF to Video Converter

Why: professional flash SWF player, editor and converter, can proceed to convert any flash SWF file to popular video in a variety of formats.

How: import the flash SWF file you want to watch, use the Preview function button to play. Click Convert if you want to convert the current flash SWF file to other regular video formats.

Baidu Player (sorry they only have Chinese version at present)

Why: with perfect support to flash SWF file and other popular video and audio formats like WMV, AVI, MP4, RMVB, MKV and MP3, WAV respectively.

How: just like how you play the regular video: import the flash SWF file saved on your computer or enter the URL if it is available, click Play button to play.

These are 3 possible ways to play flash SWF files directly and instantly, please let me know if you have more to add. Try it and enjoy!

Don’t You Think It’s Cool to Play Flash SWF File via Windows Media Player?

Windows Media Player 11 is very pretty(though the latest version of Windows Media Player is 12 already), however, it’s not able to play SWF file – also called flash file – under the default settings.

If we do insist to open SWF file with Windows Media Player, a security alert will pop out and remind: Your current security settings do not allow this action. Why is that? Windows Media Player itself doesn’t support playing SWF files, so when the search decoder discovers Flash Player ActiveX installed in IE, the alert beeps.

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How to solve the problem? Type gpedit.msc in Start-Run menu to open Group Policy, choose User ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesWindows ComponentsInternet ExplorerSecurity FeaturesLocal Machine Zone Lockdown Security, then doule click All Processes on the right.

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Last step, choose Disabled in All Processes Properties menu.

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Now, try to play flash SWF file again and enjoy the unique flash playback in your familiar Windows Media Player!

Moreover, you have the following two choices to play flash SWF files:

1. Play flash SWF files while the downloading process using a flash SWF downloader: it can auto-detect online flash SWF files, play(preview) them and then download them to your PC;

2. Play flash SWF files while the converting process using a flash SWF to video converter: it can play(preview) SWF files, customize flash effects and convert all kinds of flashes to popular video, audio and picture formats with ease.