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Adobe Flash Player Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Adobe Flash Player for Windows and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Lightspark, 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 nine of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Adobe Flash Player are Ruffle, Gnash, BlueMaxima's Flashpoint and Newgrounds Player.

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.
This page was last updated Jun 26, 2022
  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Online

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

    Lightspark vs Adobe Flash Player opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Lightspark is a great alternative to Adobe Flash Player.

    it helps me play my games

    Positive comment 8 months ago
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  2. Ruffle

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    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.

    Ruffle vs Adobe Flash Player opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Ruffle is a great alternative to Adobe Flash Player.

    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  over 1 year ago
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    CreaZyp154

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

    Top positive comment  over 1 year ago
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    Flash player is dead and this one works even better than the old flash

    Positive comment 12 months ago
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    It is Free and open source. Can be run in a GUI.

    Positive comment about 1 year ago
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    An open source emulator for flash that has potential to run better for flash. Still in development - but has so much potential.

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    LeoKids

    Support Games and Animations very Well Though with lot of Bugs

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    -2


  3. Gnash

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

    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.

    Discontinued

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

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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    the webgame preservation project.

    BlueMaxima's Flashpoint vs Adobe Flash Player opinions
    Most users think BlueMaxima's Flashpoint is a great alternative to Adobe Flash Player.

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

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    Anipe

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

    Negative comment 3 months ago
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  5. Newgrounds Player

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Newgrounds is home to over 20 years of content built using Adobe Flash. Unfortunately, most browser manufacturers will be dropping support for the Flash plugin, and these submissions will no longer play directly in your browser.

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  6. SWF Opener

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    SWF Opener (free) - open and play swf files (flash movies). Very easy to use flash player.

    Discontinued

    website no longer available

  7. Shubus Viewer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Shubus Viewer is unique of its kind utility which allows create texts and HTML pages, view pictures, play games. Shubus Viewer represents Shubus Corporation's point of view, how user-friendly application should look really.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.0.0.3, released in June 2015, can be still downloaded from Softpedia

  8. SuperNova Player

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    SuperNova Player allows systems to play .SWF files in a standalone player launched from any browser.

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  9. Flash Player 2021

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Firefox

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

    No screenshots yet
    Flash Player 2021 vs Adobe Flash Player opinions
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    I need to access files from another app to run on my PC

    Positive comment 7 days ago
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