Ubuntu: How do I play .swf files?



Question:

Does anyone know what libraries I have to install to play .swf files?


Solution:1

You can use the standalone flashplayer by Adobe : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FlashPlayerStandalone

But you can also open the file in your Internet browser if you have installed flash plugin.


Solution:2

Sorry, that didn't post right.

Edit /usr/share/mime/packages/freedesktop.org.xml file and change

<mime-type type="application/vnd.adobe.flash.movie">  

to

<mime-type type="application/x-shockwave-flash">  

and then run

sudo update-mime-database /usr/share/mime  

and then reinstall flash player.


Solution:3

.swf files can be opened with gnash swf viewer. If you don't have it:

sudo apt-get install gnash  


Solution:4

How to open a .swf-file with Firefox browser

Right-click on the file. Choose Properties > Open With, then click on show other applications. Now you can add firefox in the list. Set it as default. Now double-click on the .swf-file.

It will open in the Firefox and play itself. I assume the flashplayer-plugin is already installed in Firefox, else it will ask you to install flashplayer-plugin. Follow the steps and you are good to go.


Solution:5

Another solution if you do not want to open it in web browser is you can install shockwave player for windows in Ubuntu via wine. I installed it and it's work fine.


Solution:6

Install swfdec-gnome

sudo apt-get install swfdec-gnome  

Use latest Google Chrome (which has inbuilt flash support)


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