updated 08:35 am EST, Tue December 27, 2005
SWF Movie Player
Eltima Software has released , a free, small and streamlined Flash player for Mac OS that offers many unique and convenient extensions, such as zooming, playlist, SWF Info, and standard movie controls. Described as having "everything which standard Flash lacks," the software is based on the standard Macromedia Flash player for Mac OS X. SWF Movie Player brings advanced features that enables users to play, rewind, fast-forward and preview SWF files frame-by-frame, and also create and manage playlists, zoom movies in/out, fit to current window size or restore to original one, set playback quality, control Flash security, check SWF file's comprehensive information and lots more. It is free and runs on Mac OS X 10.2 or later.
Eltima says that it allows users to figure out if the Flash movie has been finished, which it says "is not always a simple task since quite a few of SWF files are not played till the ending frame or play repeatedly." The company says it also allows users to easily switch to zooming mode to visualize zoomed image boundaries as well as navigate within a Zoom Drawer. The player also offers an advanced Flash security option to restrict access to non-local resources (URL/images/third-party SWF files) and run SWF files "in a sandbox".
"Created with the simplicity and resource efficiency in mind, SWF Movie Player provides absolute control of the playback and lets you manage Flash movies at your fingertips. Packed with various customizable options, it provides clean and intuitive interface which will suite even the most refined taste. And all of that is offered to Mac users absolutely free."