Open Source Adobe Flash Player Alternatives

    The most popular alternative is Lightspark, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 12 alternatives to Adobe Flash Player so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Adobe Flash Player alternatives are Gnash (Free, Open Source), Ruffle (Free, Open Source), Swfdec (Free, Open Source) and OpenSilver (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 13, 2021

    • Lightspark is an LGPLv3 licensed Flash player and browser plugin written in C++/C that runs on Linux and Windows.
      Almost everyone thinks this 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.
      Most users think this 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.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Konqueror
      • AmigaOS
      • Opera
      • Firefox


    • Ruffle is a Flash Player emulator built in the Rust programming language.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Adobe Flash Player.
      No screenshots yet
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      Gu
      Ruffle can emulate many Flash games. Ruffle doesn't support ActionScript 3 yet, but it's a good program to keep an eye on.
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      Positive comment • 4 months ago 7 users agree and 1 doesn't

      CreaZyp1541030235
      Still in developement but already works fine for a lot of games and websites.
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      Positive comment • 22 days ago 3 users agree and 1 doesn't

      Le
      Support Games and Animations very Well Though with lot of Bugs
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      Positive comment • 4 months ago 4 users agree and 5 don't

    • Swfdec (pronounced "swiff deck") is a decoder/renderer for Macromedia Flash animations.
      Most users think this 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      The program is no longer updated.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.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • Open-source re-implementation of Silverlight on modern browsers using WebAssembly.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Self-Hosted
      Gu
      alternative to silverlight instead of flash
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      Negative comment • 3 months ago 2 users agree

      Gu
      OpenSilver is an re-implementation of Microsoft Silverlight, and therefore won't be able to play Flash games or videos.
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      Negative comment • 4 months ago