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  1. Whats the difference between adobe flash player activex and adobe flash player plugin?

  2. Where is the adobe flash player (include activex and plugin) installed?

  3. If I want to view swf file standalone without web browser, how could I do it, do I need to install standalone version?

  4. Some swf files have controlbars, the other haven't. How could I add the controlbar to the none ones? Is there any flash player that could always show the controlbar above the movie?

thanks.

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I do not know the rule much.If I asked too much questions(considering 4) in one post,plz let me know,then I could sperated it.thx. –  Jichao Nov 4 '09 at 7:12
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Spreading would be good or consolidating them if they're all just tiny bits of the same question. –  random Nov 4 '09 at 7:15
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  1. The activeX is for Internet Explorer, while the plugin is for Firefox and other browsers.

  2. Not sure. From what I see on my system: Partly under %windir%\system32\Macromed\Flash, partly under %userprofile%\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player

  3. With VLC or Media Player Classic, you can play .swf movies. There also exist stand alone players.

  4. Don't know. I thought the control bars came with the player, not the .swf. But I could be wrong.
    I do know, When you use one of the media players mentioned in number 3 above, you have the control bars supplied with that particular media player (or use the shortcuts).

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For #4, control bars are not built-in to Flash; most video players make their own. So you wouldn't be able to add a control bar to a player that does not have one. –  Sasha Chedygov Nov 4 '09 at 7:31
    
for #2 that shouldn't be the plugin/ActiveX itself, just site-specific programs downloaded from sites you visit, and flash cookies. (mmmm, cookies...) –  quack quixote Nov 4 '09 at 7:51
    
for #2 that should be the plugin/Active itself,at least flash10c.ocx insatlled in %windir%\system32\Macromed\Flash in my windows xp,and the install log showed this dir is the main place for the flash player.As the latter one,in my computer its full with the site-specific swf-related files. –  Jichao Nov 4 '09 at 9:31
    
for #3 adobe himself has one standalone flash player called SAFlashPlayer.exe.I could not find the download link in google english and download.com,but find it easily in our download.com equal skycn.com –  Jichao Nov 4 '09 at 9:39
    
for #2: adobe flash player plugin for opera.installed at the installation directory of opear => %opera%\program\plugins –  Jichao Nov 4 '09 at 9:51

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