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/!\ Flash will be EOL at the end of 2020, please migrate any use of Flash to HTML5.

Flash

Flash is a web platform based on a VM installed in browsers. It has 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

yes

FlashPlayer

Adobe Flash Player (formerly Macromedia Flash Player)

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

SwfDec

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

yes

Shumway

For Iceweasel/Firefox. Created by Mozilla. A HTML5 replacement for Adobe Flash Player. How to install it.

yes

SWF tools