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23 March

[Free Software] Play Flash Movie in Linux

“How to play file with extension swf in Linux?” I think that question often asked when someone using Linux. Maybe you have a presentation file with extension swf and you want to play that file in your linux PC. Now, you don’t have to install wine + Adobe Flash to play the file with extension swf.

Gnash
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You can use GNash. Gnash is a GNU Flash movie player. Flash is an animation file format pioneered by Macromedia which continues to be supported by their successor company, Adobe. Flash has been extended to include audio and video content, and programs written in ActionScript, an ECMAScript-compatible language. Gnash is based on GameSWF, and supports most SWF v7 features and some SWF v8 and v9.

Actually, Gnash can open flash video from youtube too. So, it is not limited to swf file only. And the best thing about Gnash is it’s free. You don’t have to pay anyone to get Gnash running on your linux PC. Or if you’re Windows user, you can still use Gnash to play flash movie.

So how can i get Gnash? It’s simple. Just download from its download page or if you’re using Ubuntu or Linux Mint, simply type this command below and it will install Gnash into your computer :

apt-get install  gnash

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