TerSoft Flash Player (formerly SWF Player)
As its name suggests, SWF Player is an application that allows you to play video clips with the SWF format.
This is a portable software, so installing SWF Player is not necessary. It means that you can place the tool on an external device (like a USB flash drive) and directly run its executable file on any computer. What's more important is the fact that the Windows registry keys will not be changed.
The interface of the program is plain and pretty simple to work with. Video clips can be imported by using either the file browser or "drag and drop" method.
So, you can use basic video player functions, such as play and stop, as well as navigate back and forth within the clip. But you can also create and save a playlist, as well as hide it.
In the "Options" area you can select the Flash quality, transparency level and interface language, make file associations as well as set SWF Player to start maximized and to always stay on top of other applications.
The video player supports keyboard shortcuts, has a good response time and uses a very high amount of CPU and system resources. No error dialogs have been displayed throughout our testing and SWF Player did not freeze or crash. On the downside, you cannot adjust the volume, switch to full screen mode or enable looping or repeat mode. Plus, there is no help file available and the interface needs some improvements.