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Author Topic: How to Play SWF Flash in Windows Media Player?  (Read 3340 times)


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How to Play SWF Flash in Windows Media Player?
« on: June 28, 2011, 04:42:30 AM »

Windows Media Player 11 is very pretty(though the latest version of Windows Media Player is 12 already), however, it’s not able to play SWF file – also called flash file – under the default settings.

If we do insist to open SWF file with Windows Media Player, a security alert will pop out and remind: Your current security settings do not allow this action. Why is that? Windows Media Player itself doesn’t support playing SWF files, so when the search decoder discovers Flash Player ActiveX installed in IE, the alert beeps.

How to solve the problem or How to Play SWF Flash in Windows Media Player? Just type gpedit.msc in Start-Run menu to open Group Policy, choose User ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesWindows ComponentsInternet ExplorerSecurity FeaturesLocal Machine Zone Lockdown Security, then doule click All Processes on the right.

Last step, choose Disabled in All Processes Properties menu.

Now, try to play flash SWF file again and enjoy the unique flash playback in your familiar Windows Media Player! Moreover, you have the following two choices to play flash SWF files:

1. Play flash SWF files while the downloading process using a it can auto-detect online flash SWF files, play(preview) them and then download them to your PC;

2. Play flash SWF files while the converting process using a  it can play(preview) SWF files, customize flash effects and convert all kinds of flashes to popular video, audio and picture formats with ease.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2011, 06:12:15 AM by tuftedduck »


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Re: How to Play SWF Flash in Windows Media Player?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 06:13:59 AM »

Thank you, legendlamb, for your interesting and informative post which will be found by members to be be useful.

However, I have removed the advertising links.  :)