Posted by : Deepak Vasudevan Saturday, October 18, 2008

Swiff -- A Free Standalone Flash Player

Whenever you get a SWF file, currently the only way of playing them are the following:

  1. Write a quick HTML code to embed the SWF and play within the web browser. The HTML is required so that you view the SWF in correct dimensions without distortions.
  2. Drag and drop it into your favorite web browser but there might be little distortion since the SWF is stretched to full browser window.

I remember that Adobe was distributing a standalone version of Flash Player but currently I am not able to locate it. Besides more, the download footprint of Adobe products and the hunger for memory by Adobe family of products makes me to stay away from it. I have already moved to FoxIT PDF Reader. Here is a quick review about Swiff, which is a standalone flash player.

Website: Swiff Flash Player

Features:

  1. Player Seekbar
  2. OpenGL Hardware Acceleration
  3. Easy display of movie properties
  4. Small download footprint without complicated registry setup and complex DLLs.

Check it out for yourself.

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