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alMubarmij 02-10-2009 01:00 AM

Open-Source Flash Player for Slackware ?
Is there an open-source tgz package for Flash Player/Plug-in in Slackware ?

I found Adobe Player here:
But I need an open-source thing.

gegechris99 02-10-2009 02:02 AM


The only open source flash player I'm aware of is gnash.

The player seems to be in the early development stage but packages are available for Slackware 12.1. See list at:

alMubarmij 02-10-2009 02:11 AM

Thank you, But There is another one I found it called: swfdec

Is there a Slackware package for it ?

And which better: gnash or swfdec ?

alMubarmij 02-10-2009 02:42 AM

I confused.
There is many other open source flash players! :

H_TeXMeX_H 02-10-2009 03:04 AM

In this case gnash is the closest to stability, usability, I mean it actually works reasonably well, with a few bugs. I can't say the same for any other open-source player.

BCarey 02-10-2009 07:05 PM

mplayer also plays flash video


H_TeXMeX_H 02-11-2009 02:50 AM


Originally Posted by BCarey (Post 3439005)
mplayer also plays flash video


mplayer plays flv, gnash plays swf (and technically flv as well throught swf)

hitest 02-11-2009 08:35 AM

I use adobe flash.

Noddegamra 02-11-2009 08:58 AM

I tried gnash a few months ago, and it worked for the most part.

On YouTube it would play video, but I'd be unable to pause it. But on some other flash video sites (VideoJug, I think), it worked perfectly.

BCarey 02-11-2009 02:11 PM


Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H (Post 3439286)
mplayer plays flv, gnash plays swf (and technically flv as well throught swf)

My understanding is that swf is a container which can hold various things, such as flash video and animations. If an swf file contains a flash video (flv) mplayer can play it. If it contains other things, mplayer can't.

Please correct me if I'm wrong. The whole container/codec thing is quite confusing.


H_TeXMeX_H 02-11-2009 02:43 PM

Well, I think swf is actually a program that can be a player for flv. mplayer can play flv but cannot execute an swf. An swf can also be a game.

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