If you google “FLV Player” you get several different FLV players that the community has made. A friend of mine recently asked me if there are any that I have had a good experience with, and I was surprised that he was even asking me this given that there is the Adobe Media Player (AMP).
But yeah, I just wanted to point out to people out there that AMP (Adobe Media Player) can play FLVs!!!
I’ve tried it on only Windows so far, but I’d think it can play FLVs on all three major platforms (win/mac/lnx) since there is an AMP available on each.
1. Install Adobe Media Player from here: http://get.adobe.com/amp/ (click at the bottom of that flash box)
2. On Windows, right-click an FLV file, hover over “Open With..” then select Adobe Media Player.
3. And bada bing, you’ve got your FLV playing.
I can’t remember, but there was a specific reason (having to do with CS4 compatibility or something) that they didn’t register .FLV’s default player to be AMP, but I’d imagine you can do that manually if you don’t want to do the right-click->open with… thing.
Developers: If you don’t like the idea that you have to install AMP (which serves many purposes other than just playing FLVs), you can probably make your own lean FLV player using AIR. If you do, it’d be super cool if you open sourced it, and shared bins. Just a thought.