What is in SWF files.
Now that you have got a lot of Flash games and puzzles etc. in .swf format, you must be looking for a way to play them.
I want to be able to click and play the SWF files
It needs a flash player and you go to Adobe website to install their flash player. However, that flashplayer is a plugin for your browser.
It’s needed to play flash animation on web pages. You can also open the swf files in your internet browser now. (“Open with” Internet Explorer, for example.)
But that’s not what you wanted. You wanted a STANDALONE flash player to be installed on your system. Whenever you click open a .swf file, it should automatically play; independent of any internet browser.
Don’t we have a standalone player from Adobe?
There are many freewares that do this. But you must be looking for the standalone player that was available on Macromedia (now Adobe) website. But if you try to search it on their site, you will be redirected from one page to another. And the only thing they tell you to do is install the flashplayer plugin for browser.
Download Adobe Flash (SWF) player, Standalone version for your PC
Good thing is: Adobe still has the STANDALONE FLASH PLAYER available for download. Seems they just want to confuse people.
They have renamed the product as “Plash Player Projector”.
Latest version of this standalone flash player can be downloaded at:
Older version of this standalone flash player can be downloaded at:
Download it and keep it somewhere in your program files.
Now run it and it automatically registers SWF files to be opened in the flashplayer.
Now you must be seeing all your swf files displaying the Adobe Flash Player icon. Yes, they will, by default, open in the flash player. Now you can go on rip all the online flash games to onto your computer!