64-bit Flash Player

I read today that Adobe re-released its 64-bit Flash player (although a preview version) after a 3 months without supporting Linux 64-bit. Although these are good news, I think I’ll thank Adobe for forcing me into using the free software replacements and stick to them. They might not be perfect, but they are free (as in speech).

I’m using Swfdec on Ubuntu 10.04 & Gnash 0.8.8 on Debian unstable, and I’m quite happy with both. Gnash 0.8.8 and the fix for YouTube was a big issue which had caused me to not selecting it as a flash player in the past, and Swfdec is dead for two years, but still does most of the work (although it works better on Ubuntu than on Debian, no idea why).


Filed under Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu

10 responses to “64-bit Flash Player

  1. you should also try lightspark, which supports AVM2/ActionScript 3 (gnash doesn’t), and fallbacks to gnash for older clips.

  2. For YouTube I recommend to use its HTML 5 version – http://www.youtube.com/html5
    You can use Chormium (available in SID) or Firefox 4 beta.

  3. Gal:
    do you use chrome or firefox? firefox dosen’t support MPEG 4 AVC (h.264), it only supports WebM and OGG Theora.
    chtome does support h.264, which is the codec used for the current youtube videos in the flash player. as a result, it can play all youtube videos using the HTML5 player.

  4. יורם

    Shamefully, Gnash does not work at all within browser that is not GTK based.

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