First Gnash beta released

By   |  March 10, 2008

Free software Flash replacement, Gnash, has just released a beta version. Gnash, for those not in the know, is a GPL-licensed SWF movie player and browser plugin for Firefox, Mozilla, and Konqueror.

Gnash supports many SWF v7 features and ActionScript 2 classes. with growing support for SWF v8 and v9. Gnash also runs on many GNU/Linux distributions, embedded GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, non x86 processors, and 64-bit architectures.

Ports to Darwin and Windows are in progress for a future release. The plugin works best with Firefox 1.0.4 or newer, and
should work in any Mozilla based browser. There is also a standalone player for GNOME or KDE based desktops.

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4 Responses to “First Gnash beta released”

  1. Jonathan Carter
    March 10th, 2008 @ 9:13 am

    That is great news, GNU Gnash is a great project and I hope it just goes from strength to strengh.

  2. ask
    March 10th, 2008 @ 11:32 am

    Will it work with youtube?

  3. Alastair Otter
    March 10th, 2008 @ 11:47 am

    @ask »
    Good question. I assume it will. But I’d be interested to hear from someone who knows for sure.

  4. aristos_achaion
    March 10th, 2008 @ 11:59 am

    I’ve got Gnash 0.8.1 (the version before the beta) running on Debian right now, and YouTube more or less works–the picture is a bit more pixelated than normal, some movies just don’t work for some reason, and movies embedded on other sites rarely work.

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