Open Source Adobe Flash Player Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Adobe Flash Player for Linux and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The most popular Linux alternative is Small Lightspark iconLightspark, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Adobe Flash Player and five of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Adobe Flash Player are Small Gnash iconGnash (Free, Open Source), Small Ruffle iconRuffle (Free, Open Source), Small Swfdec iconSwfdec (Free, Open Source) and Small Adobe Flash Player Projector iconAdobe Flash Player Projector (Free).

    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. 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.


      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.
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      • 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.
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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

      LeoKids Support Games and Animations very Well Though with lot of Bugs
      Positive comment 6 months 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 2 months ago

    • 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.


      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
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