Standalone Flash Player
Standalone Flash Player is a tool with a pretty self-explanatory title - it allows you to play files of the SWF and FLV format, without the need of any external tools.
The interface of the program is standard and simple to navigate through. You can open a video by using only the file browser, because the "drag and drop" method is not supported.
So, you can use basic media player tools, such as pause and stop, adjust the volume, switch to full screen mode, as well as navigate back and forth within the track.
But you can also jump a few steps forward and backward in the video, zoom in and out, set the quality (low, medium, high), print, configure Flash settings (e.g. enable hardware acceleration), and more.
The media player takes up a low-to-moderate amount of system resources and didn't freeze, crash or pop up errors during our tests. Everything ran smoothly.
However, since it is a simplistic software, you don' have enough functions at your disposal. For instance, you cannot create a playlist, load subtitles, configure image settings (e.g. brightness, contrast, saturation), change program options (e.g. enable Standalone Flash Player to automatically run at system startup or to minimize to system tray), and so on.
The bottom line is that Standalone Flash Player is a straightforward and simple-to-use program for playing SWF and FLV files, and we strongly recommend it to users who don't want to deal with extra features.