FLV Player supports both local and internet streaming content, has fullscreen mode and, best of all, it is free.
FLV Player is compatible with Windows 2000, XP and Vista.
FLV Player is built with Screenweaver Open Source, which is still in beta, so your mileage may vary. Let me know if you encounter unexpected results. Or, even better, join the Screenweaver Open Souce initiative and help us create an even better version of Screenweaver!
One often requested feature that hasn’t been incorporated yet is the “fullscreen” option, Partly because I need some additional time to work on that specific ability, partly because I’m not sure if it’s that usefull. Playing FLV’s fullscreen is very CPU intensive. I think the zoom 2x feature and the resizeable window will suffice for now, but if you’d really like a fullscreen option, drop me line in the comments.
An important note to keep in mind: FLV Player uses the Macromedia Flash 8 FLV Playback component to play .flv files with. This component functions best when your .flv contains valid metadata. All .flv files created with recent encoders such as Macromedia Flash 8 Video Encoder have their metadata injected automatically. However, if you wish to view older .flv files they may not contain up-to-date metadata. I highly recommend you use Buraks FLV Metadata Injector
to automatically inject correct metadata into those files.
Changes in FLV Player 2.0.25
- Added ‘video-only’ mode (press [tab] to hide all FLV Player interface elements, note that you can still drag the video around)
- Added volume control with [arrow-up] and [arrow-down] keys
- Added timer toggle (normal and milliseconds)
- Ability to skip forward with [arrow-right] key has been restored