Adobe Flash Player Alternatives

    Adobe Flash Player is described as 'is freeware software for using content created on the Adobe Flash platform' and is a well-known app in the Web Browsers category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Adobe Flash Player for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Firefox, Linux, Google Chrome and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Lightspark, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Adobe Flash Player are Gnash (Free, Open Source), Ruffle (Free, Open Source), BlueMaxima's Flashpoint (Free) and XMTV Player (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Sep 24, 2020

    • Lightspark is an LGPLv3 licensed Flash player and browser plugin written in C++/C that runs on Linux and Windows. View 6 alternatives to Lightspark
      Almost everyone thinks Lightspark is a great alternative to Adobe Flash Player.
    • GNU Gnash is the GNU Flash movie player — Flash is an animation file format pioneered by Macromedia which continues to be supported by their successor company, Adobe. View 7 alternatives to Gnash
      Most users think Gnash is a great alternative to Adobe Flash Player.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 0.8.10, released in February 2012, can be still downloaded from Git.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Konqueror
      • AmigaOS
      • Opera
      • Firefox


    • Ruffle is a Flash Player emulator built in the Rust programming language. View 6 alternatives to Ruffle
      Almost everyone thinks Ruffle is a great alternative to Adobe Flash Player.
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      Ruffle vs Adobe Flash Player
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Ruffle can emulate many Flash games. Ruffle doesn't support ActionScript 3 yet, but it's a good program to keep an eye on.
      Top positive comment  7 months ago

      CreaZyp154 Still in developement but already works fine for a lot of games and websites.
      Top positive comment  4 months ago

      It is Free and open source. Can be run in a GUI.
      Positive comment 6 days ago

      An open source emulator for flash that has potential to run better for flash. Still in development - but has *so much potential.*
      Positive comment 3 months ago

      LeoKids Support Games and Animations very Well Though with lot of Bugs
      Positive comment 7 months ago

    • the webgame preservation project. View 6 alternatives to BlueMaxima's Flashpoint
      Most users think BlueMaxima's Flashpoint is a great alternative to Adobe Flash Player.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      BlueMaxima's Flashpoint vs Adobe Flash Player
      pros, cons and recent comments
      easy to install and theres alot of games archived. The future of flash!
      Positive comment 5 months ago

    • In the beginning was the need for a player. Adobe Flash Player Alternative! Google Cast feature for Android TV. View 3 alternatives to XMTV Player
      Almost everyone thinks XMTV Player is a great alternative to Adobe Flash Player.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • Amazon Appstore
      • SAM - SlideME Application Manager
      • 1Mobile
      • Google Cast
      • Yandex Store
      • Firefox
      • Mobogenie
    • Swfdec (pronounced "swiff deck") is a decoder/renderer for Macromedia Flash animations. View 15 alternatives to Swfdec
      Most users think Swfdec is a great alternative to Adobe Flash Player.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.8.4, released in December 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
    • SWF Opener (free) - open and play swf files (flash movies). Very easy to use flash player. View 1 alternatives to SWF Opener
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
    • Shubus Viewer is unique of its kind utility which allows create texts and HTML pages, view pictures, play games. View 14 alternatives to Shubus Viewer
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
    • Open-source re-implementation of Silverlight on modern browsers using WebAssembly. View 6 alternatives to OpenSilver
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      OpenSilver vs Adobe Flash Player
      pros, cons and recent comments
      alternative to silverlight instead of flash
      Negative comment 7 months ago

      OpenSilver is an re-implementation of Microsoft Silverlight, and therefore won't be able to play Flash games or videos.
      Negative comment 7 months ago

    • CheerpX for Flash - Saving flash applications from extinctiona solution for organisations to extend the life of Adobe Flash applications on modern browsers post-2020based... View 6 alternatives to CheerpX for Flash
      No screenshots yet
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Google Chrome
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Firefox
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