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Flash player's support has ended of December 31 2020, and the plugin doesn't work anymore as of January 12 2021: https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/end-of-life.html# If you need to playback flash based content, it would be wise to use either use flashpoint: https://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/ or ruffle: https://ruffle.rs/ to playback archived flash content such as games.

Flash

Flash was a web platform based on a VM installed in browsers. It had seen enormous uptake across the web for streaming video, games and dynamic content (before the popularity of AJAX).

Flash Players (browser plugins)

Player

Description

Free

Gnash

Gnash is a Free Flash movie player from GNU,
most capable of the free players.
supports SWF v7 features, and many v8.5 No longer developed.

yes

FlashPlayer

Adobe Flash Player (formerly Macromedia Flash Player)No longer developed or supported.

no

Lightspark

Lightspark is a flash player and browser plugin,
aiming to support newer Flash formats and AVM2 virtual machine.

yes

PepperFlashPlayer

For Chromium and Chrome. Owned and maintained by Google. It is newer than Adobe Flash Player.No longer developed or supported.

no

SwfDec

swfdec supports most of v7 SWF.
Integrates with gstreamer. No longer developed.

yes

Shumway

For Firefox. Created by Mozilla. A HTML5 replacement for Adobe Flash Player. How to install it. No longer developed.

yes

SWF tools