Download Adobe standalone SWF player

Creator / News & Opinion / March 2nd, 2009 / 40 Comments »

Now that you can export the banners you created with BannerSnack to SWF files, you might want to play them independently of your browser. The first thing you can think of is to download Adobe Flash Player. But since you used BannerSnack, that means you already have the flash player installed. However Adobe Flash Player won’t solve your problem, as it still uses a browser to play SWF files, and you need a player that would play the SWFs independently, right?

Don’t search for “adobe swf player” as you will get this page. Dead end.

However, Adobe has indeed such a SWF player, but, for our confusion (I had to ask my workmates from the flash department where can I find it), it is rather hard to find. It’s called Adobe Flash Player Projector Content Debugger (oh…) or Adobe Standalone Flash Player.

You can download it here:

Adobe Flash Player Projector for Windows

Adobe Flash Player Projector for Macintosh

There you go! Now you can play your SWF files as easily as viewing a GIF file.

40 Responses to “Download Adobe standalone SWF player”

  1. reed says:

    nice, I’ve never seen standalone player other than v8 r22 until I see this one : )

  2. shilan says:

    great! and thanks

  3. Mr.C.M.PANDYA says:

    This Standalone Player is Good but It does not contains File Association directly with SWF files.

  4. Creator says:


    I believe once it is installed, the association takes place automatically. On your computer does it open with another program?

  5. Mike says:

    How are you supposed install Adobe Standalone Flash Player?

  6. Miguel says:

    Thank u so much, i have been looking for it since too long, thanx again.

  7. Creator says:

    Mike, it’s an ordinary .exe. You just need to double click it and install it as any other program.

  8. John From Berkeley » links for 2010-01-05 says:

    [...] Download Adobe standalone SWF player | BannerSnack Blog (tags: flash downloads iusethis) [...]

  9. skylark says:

    the adobe player is a bit rubbish if you need to play movie-type swfs, since it doens’t have a playhead , and the forward/back shortcuts aren’t working on my laptop. hopeless!

  10. centaur says:

    is it free not trial

  11. Arun says:

    Thanks a lot for the link…

  12. Neill says:

    I’ve been searching frustratedly all over for just this simple minimal edged player.. Thank-you very much! I knew it had to exist somewhere… You would think Adobe would advertise its link a little more obviously, or the fact it has a player outside of a browser, as the browser plugin takes up a lot of screen real estate.. and for lap top screens way too much.

    Thanks again.

  13. FMFT says:

    Here you have two tiny SWF player.

    Flash Movies Player:

    SWF Opener:

  14. pandemic7 says:

    I’ve seen a standalone SWF player as a part of Adobe Flash CS3 and up, but never an official one for the general public. Great find, thank you!

  15. Daniel says:

    I use flash player V10.0 (2009) … under linux.

    I’m looking for a new version, because of full screen slow down!

    But, will it be done ?

  16. ilyasTheMidas says:

    thanks bro, it’s works so well as you promised..

    For those who have installed but the application did not integrated with your computer.. Just open the application and click & drag the swf file into it..

  17. nat says:

    thx so much :D it’s a big help

  18. Nanda.K.N says: please goto the link might help

  19. newbie says:

    I am getting this error on my vendors SWF file:

    Error: Error #2067: The ExternalInterface is not available in this container. ExternalInterface requires Internet Explorer ActiveX, Firefox, Mozilla 1.7.5 and greater, or other browsers that support NPRuntime.
    at Error$/throwError()
    at flash.external::ExternalInterface$/call()
    at thefilename/onPreInitialize()

    Does this mean this SWF can only run inside a Browser?
    If so, is there a “wrapper” container to test it standalone?

  20. Yahya Blora says:

    Thanks so much..!! Solved my problem.

  21. 2Legit says:

    Thank you! I’ve been searching for this for atleast 20 minutes…

  22. Rahinur Rahaman says:


    Many many days have passed, I am looking for standalone flash player. I found some on the internet and they are not good as I was searched.

    At last I have found this player useful.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Rahinur Rahaman

  23. Tschibi says:


    Thank you very much for this links. I was looking long for this solution to play standalone SWF-files.

    Many thank and best regards.


  24. Am says:

    I just found out that you can download the most up-to-date standalone swf player from adobe’s site. Just go to and scroll down a bit. You’ll see the download links for the flash debugger setup there.


  25. Jay says:

    Thanks a million for this! I searched for literally days to fins a stand alone player. Never occurred to me to search for a DEBUGGER! You saved my project!

  26. Callum says:

    omg, absolutely brilliant trying to find a SWF player for mac for ages tried adobe and even though u have there full CS5 suite installed i cannot play my swf file but hallelujah this works!!!!

  27. NickFromSpace says:

    Thank you very much. I thought I was going to have to install the full Macromedia Dream Weaver Suite (I still have it and wish they had not been bought up by ADOBE). This saved the rest of my day.

    As for the people having trouble with the install, you may be having trouble because the program does not install in windows permanently like you are used too. The program runs in a stand alone manner, which means you will need to run the setup each time you want to run the software, and when you close the software it stops running. When you want to run it again, you will have to run the installer again. This is true of many older programs that were designed to run on their own.

    If this is too confusing and you need it to look and work via a desktop link like many other installed programs on your computer; do like I do. Place the installer
    “flashplayer_10_sa_debug.exe” in it’s own folder and name the folder something you will remember like “ADOBE SWF Player”. Copy and paste this new folder into the programs directory of your compute with the other programs. In most versions of windows this is typically located at “C:\Program Files” Once you have placed the new folder in the Program Files folder, open the new folder. You should see the “flashplayer_10_sa_debug.exe” program sitting there. Right click on the program and scroll the drop down menu the “Send To” choice, hover over this choice with your curser and scroll down to the “Desktop (Create Shortcut)” selection and right click on this option. This will put a link on the desktop to the installer program and will allow you to restart the program from there. Once you know it is working, close the open folders because the task is finished.

    I hope this helps,
    All the best,

  28. Jhonerrol says:

    Thanks for this stuff! :D

  29. Lossless Free Download says:

    Hi there, I еnјoy reading all of уour post.
    I ωаntеԁ to write
    a little comment to ѕuppоrt уou.

  30. John C says:

    Thank you so much for this post!

    After wasted many hours on trying out different Flash players, this one does exactly what I was looking for(being able to playback flash)


  31. cybarber says:

    easiest to install is just place the exe flile in windows/system32/macromed/flash
    then link thta file to the SWF files.

    Clicking swf file opens it in flash player 10 without dialog.

  32. dakoziol says:

    wow, this is great! ive been searching all over for an ofline swf player.

  33. Will Sparrow says:

    It worked!
    Thanks a million tons !

  34. Moko Moko says:

    finally, found this player… this is awsome

  35. ceeayem says:

    it’s not working on 64bit . :(

  36. Josuto Rudupra says:

    Thanks a lot!!! I became tired of searching and always ending up at the adobe download site for my browser!!!

  37. ofnir says:

    thank you very much!

  38. Alinka says:

    great and cool! adobe is suck but ur good. thanks for ur sharing this one, great tanks to u.

  39. DangStalker says:

    Years later and you are still saving people. Great looking out, we all appreciate it!

  40. Aeromidd says:

    THANKYOU! Been looking all over for this. So strange that Adobe never made it very widely accessible.

Add new comment

Your comment