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    Default Is Gnash Useless?

    I tried gnash 0.8.7 in Google Chrome and it did not work on youtube and a couple of other sites with flash that i tried. Is there a way to get it to work or is it just useless? I'm running openesuse 11.3 kde with the latest version of chrome.

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    Default Re: Is Gnash Useless?

    Ugh...are there any of the open source flash players that actually work? I had no luck with swfdec either...Anyone?

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    Default Re: Is Gnash Useless?

    They have its limits - basically swfdec and gnash are attempts of reverse engineering closed code. As for now, Adobes Flashplayer is the only way to get full Flash-support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gropiuskalle View Post
    They have its limits - basically swfdec and gnash are attempts of reverse engineering closed code. As for now, Adobes Flashplayer is the only way to get full Flash-support.
    The specs are here: Adobe - SWF Technology Center

    And see lightspark - Lightspark, an innovative FLOSS Flash player, reaches Beta Status | Technology Temple

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    The specs are here [...]
    This does not seem to be enough to build a free Flash-player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gropiuskalle View Post
    This does not seem to be enough to build a free Flash-player.
    What do you miss in that document of 278 pages?

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    Default Re: Is Gnash Useless?

    What do I know? I never read it. I am just observing that there is no fully working alternative for the Flash-Player and try to logically guess why that is.

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    Default Re: Is Gnash Useless?

    I've never had any luck with gnash, but if you care about the project, they are asking for funding. Funding Plea | Gnash Project
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