FLV Hosting FLV Player H.264 2.5 is a program that will play flash videos on your computer.
It can open .FLV video files from your hard disks. This is the format most widely used in video portals like YouTube, Google Video, Dailymotion, Megavideo or Metacafe. So, this tool can be used to view videos downloaded from those sites. The author says in the program description that FLV Hosting FLV Player H.264 can play videos directly from your browser, and that it will associated to the .FLV extension, so it will be open by default when you click on an .FLV file. The truth is that this program does not offer any of this features. At least running under Windows 7, with Internet Explorer 8 and Mozilla Firefox 3.6.
This player has a very simple interface, with buttons to open the video files, play them, go back and forth, and view information about the video being played. Actually, the only information that it will show is the width and height of the video, it always fails to show the frame per second, video size and file size, audio codec and video codec.
- It is free
- It does not associate itself as the default application to open .FLV files
- It does not open .FLV videos from your browser
- It does not show information about the video being played, except for its width and height