Adobe Media Player is a desktop media player that lets you play QuickTime movies, podcasts and Flash Videos (FLV) files.
Most people are familiar with Windows Media Player or Real Player.
My popular article on Saving YouTube and Blip.tv Files for your iPod or Computer explained how to extract and play FLV files with WinFF or SUPER.
Adobe has a new build of Adobe Media Player on from Adobe Labs – the bonus is this new version plays videos encoded using H.264 codec as well as your favorite FLV files already stored on your computer.
This version is still a pre-release version, and has versions available in Mac or PC.
If you want to see an example, here is the NCAA 1989 400 meters final with Freshman Tyrone Kemp from Florida and Senior Raymond Pierre from Baylor. 1988 Olympic Gold medalist Steve Lewis from UCLA is missing due to injury.
Right click on the above link for a sample FLV file and choose “save as” to your hard drive (file size is 5.7Mb)
For those who just want to see the video and couldn’t be bothered with technology, click on the video below: