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#1 comet@earth

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 10:03 AM

I have downloaded a visual basic video tutorial in .swf format.I tried playing it using Adobe Shockwave player but failed to do so.Kindly suggest me alternatives(with links if possible).Thank you for the help

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#2 frankp316

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 11:00 AM

Try VLC. It will play anything.



http://www.videolan.org/

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 07:41 AM

Maybe I'm missing something here but wouldn't you use Adobe Flash Player to open a .swf file?

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 11:35 AM

Have you ever seen a physical Adobe Flash Player? He's using something that uses Flash but isn't working. So the best way to test it is use VLC because it will play anything.

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 03:05 PM

Frank, the OP stated they tried to use Adobe Shockwave player. Totally different than Flash.

And, no, I've never physically seen either one of them! Same goes for VLC. :wink: I know VLC plays many types of files but I don't think .swf is one of them. Sounds like a good question for their forum?

Edited by TulsaRose, 30 August 2011 - 04:01 PM.

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 06:23 PM

Shockwave is just another name for Flash. It's the same thing. There's no such thing as a player for either and I don't know why Adobe insists on using the word "player" when it just confuses people. There are several media players that use Flash and VLC is probably the best because it will play anything. So it's good to use as a test.

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 10:44 PM

I am unable to understand the solution.I have tried everything obvious like using VLC and downloading adobe shockwave player.Now I know adobe shockwave is not a player.Kindly suggest a solution.I really need to go through the tutorials.Please

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 04:15 AM

comet@earth, maybe if you provide more information we can help you.

Your operating system? (WinXP Pro, sp3)

Internet browser? (IE8) Are you able to view the video while online?

Where was the video downloaded from? Please show the URL. More info needed. Is there an option to download in a common video format? (.avi, .wmv, .mov)

Do you have Flash Player installed and is it the current version? (v.10.3.183.7) It is shown in the Control Panel.
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 05:23 AM

It could be DRM protected and therefore not downloadable.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 06:29 AM

OS:WIN 7 ULTIMATE
FLASH PLAYER INSTALLED AND WORKING(I watch videos online frequently)
It is a torrent file downloaded from Kickass Torrent
Also I tried running the swf using IE but a save file dialog appears again and again.
Hope this helps you so that you can help me.
Thank You

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 07:56 AM

All my .swf files play quite happily with the freeware Irfanview.

My OS is XP Home, SP3, but I did run a .swf file on a Win 7 Professional computer, using Irfanview, just last Friday.

May be worth a shot.

http://www.irfanview.com/

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:10 AM

So is this file supposed to be available to be downloaded legally? As I said before, it seems like DRM issues.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 07:06 AM

comet@earth, I suggest you post your problem at the KAT forum. You will probably get better answers there. I'm sure sorry we've been unable to help you.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 07:44 PM

Another program you may want to give a try:
Swiff Player

Free, a small download, and stand-alone, so no installation necessary.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 12:33 AM

Thanks a lot for the help guys.I have already started watching the tutorials.You guys sure have a multitude of software collection.




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