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I am running Firefox 18.104.22.168 on SuSE 10.2. I have been unable to get Shockwave files to play in my browser or any media player that I have. I've tried Xine, MPlayer, VLC Player, Gxine and Kaffeine. I can play Flash and other media just fine. How can I play Shockwave files???
As far as I know, there is no official Shockwave support for Linux.
EDIT: I guess you could run a Windows version of Firefox under Wine, for example, that used the Windows Shockwave player. But there is no native Adobe Shockwave player/plugin that I'm aware of; though I doubt if it's really needed, Flash content [which is irritating by itself already] is enough where it exists - I haven't been to any Shockwave sites for a long long time, so I guess it's not "wanted enough" for Adobe to have interest on making it go Linux.
I was hoping there was a workaround or codec I could install to allow my existing players to play .swf content. I am also confused in that when I enter "aboutlugins" in the Firefox address bar, I find the .swf file type enabled under the Flash player. The Flash player is installed in /usr/lib/browser-plugins/ In case my thinking is too wishful, I've installed Wine. However, I haven't found a resource that will teach me how to use it to install and use the Windows version of Shockwave Player.
It looks like the Crossover Office is a good option. If I use that and install the Windows Version of Shockwave, Will I also have to install the Windows version of Firefox, or will Shockwave find the Linux version???