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Open Source Adobe Flash Player Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Adobe Flash Player is Lightspark. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Adobe Flash Player and seven of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Adobe Flash Player are Ruffle, Gnash, BlueMaxima's Flashpoint and Swfdec.

Adobe Flash Player alternatives are mainly Flash Players but may also be Media Players. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Adobe Flash Player.
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  1. Lightspark icon

    Lightspark

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox
    8 alternatives to Lightspark 

    An open source Adobe Flash Player implementation, designed from the ground up to be efficient on current and (hopefully) future hardware.

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    Almost everyone thinks Lightspark is a great alternative to Adobe Flash Player.
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    it helps me play my games

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  2. Ruffle icon

    Ruffle

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    • Linux
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    8 alternatives to Ruffle 

    Ruffle is a Flash Player emulator written in Rust. Ruffle runs natively on all modern operating systems as a standalone application, and on all modern browsers through the use of WebAssembly. Leveraging the safety of the modern browser sandbox and the memory safety guarantees of...

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsRuffle can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    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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    CreaZyp154

    Still in developement but already works fine for a lot of games and websites.

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    leacy

    sadly Ruffle doesn't support OPENGL on native desktop so you can't emulate flash on desktop if your hardware doesn't have vulkan support... but you still can open using browser addons..

    it's still big issue on ruffle because you need modern graphic card support only for playing old flash game ? really....

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    maurosoft391

    the program keeps giving errors. ruffle is garbage

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    Guest

    Flash player is dead and this one works even better than the old flash

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    Guest

    It is Free and open source. Can be run in a GUI.

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    Guest

    An open source emulator for flash that has potential to run better for flash. Still in development - but has so much potential.

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  3. Gnash icon

    Gnash

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Konqueror
    • AmigaOS
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    8 alternatives to Gnash 

    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.

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    Discontinued

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

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    Most users think Gnash is a great alternative to Adobe Flash Player.
  4. BlueMaxima's Flashpoint icon

    BlueMaxima's Flashpoint

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to BlueMaxima's Flashpoint 

    The webgame preservation project.

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    easy to install and theres alot of games archived. The future of flash!

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    Anipe

    It isn't an alternative to flash; it's an archival of flash

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    maurosoft391

    the filesize is too big. over 600 GB of storage must be free to install that software. some people can't install that because require too much space in the disk

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  5. Swfdec icon

    Swfdec

    16 alternatives to Swfdec 

    Swfdec (pronounced "swiff deck") is a decoder/renderer for Macromedia Flash animations.

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    Discontinued

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

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    Most users think Swfdec is a great alternative to Adobe Flash Player.


  6. OpenSilver icon

    OpenSilver

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    5 alternatives to OpenSilver 

    OpenSilver is a modern, plugin-free, open-source reimplementation of Microsoft Silverlight , that runs on current browsers via WebAssembly. It uses Mono for WebAssembly and Microsoft Blazor. It brings back the power of C#, XAML, and .

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    Guest

    alternative to silverlight instead of flash

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    JergenRoss

    IT'S silverlight apps, not flash apps

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    Guest

    It's for Silverlight apps, not Flash apps.

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    Guest

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

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  7. Flash Player 2021 icon

    Flash Player 2021

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    • Microsoft Edge
    • Firefox
    8 alternatives to Flash Player 2021 

    Browser extension with a one-click Flash emulator, making Flash playable in 2021 and beyond.

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    I need to access files from another app to run on my PC

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