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Old 09-07-2009, 06:40 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Targeting Flash Projects / Movies for Linux


How can we run Flash Projects/Movies in Linux? When we create a Flash Project it gets the extension of .exe and it is not supported by Linux. I found that we can create a Mac Project while Publishing a flash movie. Will it run in Linux?

One more thing, do applications for Mac OS differ from Linux? Is Mac OS
similar to Unix/Linux or is it (Mac OS) entirely a different species?

Anyways, I have been able to run Flash contents inside a web page using Firefox and installing the flash-plug-in. However, I want to run a standalone project which is why I have created this thread.

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The Mac OS/X is a similar architecture to Linux (since both are based on the Unix style), but it is different enough to make it non-trivial to port an application from one to the other.

There are several ways to run flash in Linux - using the non-free Adobe browser plugin, and using open source applications such as gnash or swfdec. Some of the video applications will play flash video. This assumes that your flash project is an swf or flv file.

If you want to create/use a standalone flash projector, you will need to look at the "Linux Debugger and Standalone Players for Flash Developers" download available from the Adobe website.

But being able to create such a projector automatically from Creative Suite? This is something you would take up with Adobe directly. It would not be easy, because there are significant differences between Linux distributions, kernels, and the range of processors that Linux runs on. A single binary executable could not work on everything.

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Thanks for the info. Yes, the other day I was reading on the official site of MAC X/OS that it is based on the solid foundation and security of UNIX. That makes a sense to Linux users/developers.

About the main question, I will find my findings here. There are third party tools such as wine and crossover which allow installation of exe. However, they may or may not work with most exes.



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