Swfdec, Lightspark and Gnash (swf, macromedia, adobe)

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Swfdec, Lightspark and Gnash (swf, macromedia, adobe)

Post by zAchAry » 23. Aug 2010, 07:34

Swfdec
Swfdec (pronounced "swiff deck") is a decoder/renderer for Macromedia Flash animations.
Website: http://swfdec.freedesktop.org/wiki/
SLKBUILD: http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.1/ ... es/swfdec/

Lightspark
Lightspark is a modern, free, open-source flash player implementation.
Website: http://lightspark.sf.net

Gnash
Gnash is a free software player for swf files.
Website: http://www.getgnash.org/


I used Gnash & Swfdec on Ubuntu 8.10.
Shouldn't be a Gnash package for SalixOS 32-bit?

A thread about Living without (adobe) Flash?
http://linuxoutlaws.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2076
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Re: Swfdec, Lightspark and Gnash (swf, macromedia, adobe)

Post by lmello » 23. Aug 2010, 19:57

Swfdec-mozilla plugin won't work right now, the stable release is too old and is incompatible with Flash 10 used today.

I haven't heard of the lightspark project, have you tried it out?

And the day I tried Gnash, it crashed. Don't know about its current status.

Boy, how I hate Adobe's flash player. What a big, fat CPU hogger and browser-crasher. :evil: I hope HTML5 will someday wipe this software monstrosity out of this world.

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Re: Swfdec, Lightspark and Gnash (swf, macromedia, adobe)

Post by zAchAry » 23. Aug 2010, 21:06

lmello wrote:Swfdec-mozilla plugin won't work right now, the stable release is too old and is incompatible with Flash 10 used today.
I used it for local (not as a plugin) .swf game files etc. for my little sister.
lmello wrote:I haven't heard of the lightspark project, have you tried it out?
No, I haven't.
lmello wrote:Boy, how I hate Adobe's flash player. What a big, fat CPU hogger and browser-crasher. :evil: I hope HTML5 will someday wipe this software monstrosity out of this world.
I'm welcoming you to join anti-swf groups
http://www.fossunet.com/pg/groups/3578/ ... upporters/ (currently offline)
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Re: Swfdec, Lightspark and Gnash (swf, macromedia, adobe)

Post by lmello » 24. Aug 2010, 22:05

I'm welcoming you to join anti-swf groups
:P

Ah, Gnash is already in the x86_64 repo. There's also a wrapper for the flash-plugin. Grab the SLKBUILD and build it... it'll take some time, though.

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Re: Swfdec, Lightspark and Gnash (swf, macromedia, adobe)

Post by damNageHack » 10. Sep 2010, 15:15

Maybe take a look into this nice article about alternatives to Adobe.
http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/36 ... h-on-linux
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Re: Swfdec, Lightspark and Gnash (swf, macromedia, adobe)

Post by caitlyn » 17. Sep 2010, 18:49

lightspark has a LOT of dependencies including xulrunner and pulseaudio. I am not at all thrilled about adding pulseaudio so I gave up on building it.

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Re: Swfdec, Lightspark and Gnash (swf, macromedia, adobe)

Post by zAchAry » 17. Sep 2010, 18:58

caitlyn wrote:lightspark has a LOT of dependencies including xulrunner and pulseaudio. I am not at all thrilled about adding pulseaudio so I gave up on building it.
Legit! :)
Why does it need xulrunner, though?

Edit: I've been asked to ask a more reasonable question and not the question above

examples:
what is the answer to that: why does salix use the linux
try to answer seriously
or to that: why does lxde use the x window server?

I meant to: Why this project is making use of xulrunner, couldn't they choose another library(ies)?
I just wondered why, no need to answer.
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Re: Swfdec, Lightspark and Gnash (swf, macromedia, adobe)

Post by thenktor » 17. Sep 2010, 22:39

Because the devs are free to chose the libs they know or they want to use. If you don't like their decision move on and use something else or code something else by yourself :P
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Re: Swfdec, Lightspark and Gnash (swf, macromedia, adobe)

Post by zAchAry » 17. Sep 2010, 23:12

thenktor wrote:Because the devs are free to chose the libs they know or they want to use. If you don't like their decision move on and use something else or code something else by yourself :P
Lightspark, as it seem, is mainly aimed to GNU/Linux X11 desktop users (not Window$) and in that case it'll be very interesting to know what are the benefits of such decision of using xul.
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Re: Swfdec, Lightspark and Gnash (swf, macromedia, adobe)

Post by thenktor » 17. Sep 2010, 23:46

Ask the devs then. Nobody can answer it here ;)
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