Flash Player XP
Flash Player XP is a lightweight cross-platform utility that allows users to play Flash videos from the Internet as well as from the files stored in the computer.
It boasts a clean and straightforward interface that allows users to add items to the list by using the built-in browse function. Plus, it offers quick access to the files and folders stored in your computer.
You can play, pause, or stop the current selection, zoom in or out, switch to a full screen mode, seek a position in the video stream, enable the loop mode, and set the quality (high, medium or low).
Flash Player XP gives users the possibility to view Flash videos from the Internet by inserting a valid URL in the dedicated dialog. What’s more, you can make the program download the clips before streaming their content in the main window.
Another important feature enables users to access Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox and Netscape’s cache. This way, you can quickly view all the Flash videos stored in the cache and select the ones to be played.
Furthermore, you can pick a background color for the SWF player, select the cache directories for the supported web browsers, create a list with your favorite Flash videos, view a list with the recently played videos, as well as take screenshots and save them to JPG or BMP file format.
During our testing we have noticed that the program offers very good video quality, and no errors showed up throughout the entire process. It remains light on the system resources, so it doesn’t burden the overall performance of the computer.
All in all, Flash Player XP comes packed with an intuitive working environment and useful features for helping you view Flash videos. Although it cannot be considered the most powerful tool on the market, its ease of use makes it ideal to less experienced users.