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Old 12-03-2011, 04:20 PM   #1
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LXer: Lightspark Open Flash Now Works On Windows


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There's a new release of the open-source Lightspark software for handling Adobe SWF/Flash support on the Linux desktop. New to Lightspark 0.5.3 among other changes is a working Microsoft Windows port...

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Old 12-04-2011, 03:28 AM   #2
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Have not heard of lightspark, I'll try it.
 
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Have not heard of lightspark, I'll try it.
It would be great to have a good non-proprietary replacement for Flash. It says it can work in conjunction with with Gnash. Have you built Gnash on Slackware? If so, how is it compared to Flash?
 
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I have build gnash, and it was a bit disappointing. Last time I tried it, it could only play youtube videos.
 
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I have build gnash, and it was a bit disappointing.
Ah, looks like we're stuck with Flash for a bit(?) longer. Unless gnash + lightspark does the trick.
 
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Ah, looks like we're stuck with Flash for a bit(?) longer. Unless gnash + lightspark does the trick.
Yeah, but I will try it sometime and see.
 
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I've been looking at this page, trying to work out the best configuration options for building gnash. Looks like AGG is the best renderer. Might have a go in the not-too-distant-future.
 
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Yeah, but the problem with AGG is that it doesn't have hardware accel. That really limits it, IMO.
 
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For me, too. But for OpenGL it says:
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Uses hardware graphics acceleration if available but output is gross.
There are drawbacks for every option. Maybe I'll stick with Flash, wait a bit/lot longer.
 
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I've tried gnash + lightspark on Debian testing ("wheezy" ) in VirtualBox. On YouTube music videos, there was a lot of stuttering. So there's still some way to go yet to equal Flash.
 
  


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