Shumway Alternatives

    Shumway is described as 'HTML5 technology experiment that explores building a faithful and efficient renderer for the SWF file format without native code assistance. Our goal is to create a general-purpose, web standards-based platform for parsing and rendering SWFs' and is a Flash Player in the Web Browsers category. There are seven alternatives to Shumway for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Firefox, Windows, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Lightspark, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Shumway are Gnash (Free, Open Source), Swfdec (Free, Open Source), XMTV Player (Free) and Cloud Browse (Paid).

    This page was last updated Nov 12, 2021

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

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

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated.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

      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • Amazon Appstore
      • SAM - SlideME Application Manager
      • 1Mobile
      • Google Cast
      • Yandex Store
      • Firefox
      • Mobogenie
      In the beginning was the need for a player. Check out XMTV’s key features: Play live and VOD streams. Browse and play local multimedia files. Share live streams directly with friends. Display detailed info for the stream.
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      • iPhone
      Cloud Browse is an app that allows you to watch Flash videos and run Flash and Java games from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. To do this, Cloud Browse runs Firefox on a remote server and displays it on your mobile device, so that you get a full desktop experience.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      An open source Flash™ runtime written in pure JavaScript
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      A Flash player written in JavaScript. Now with more bugs! This version is a major rework of what was demoed last year. It is better in many ways, but also less complete in many ways. It also uses Canvas to render instead of SVG.

      Discontinued

      Latest commit 1333cff on Feb 22, 2011. See https://github.com/cesmoak/smokescreen

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