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Gnash is a Flash movie player and Web browser plugin for Firefox, Mozilla, Konqueror, and Opera. Gnash supports many SWF v7 features and ActionScript3 classes. Gnash supports the majority of Flash opcodes up to SWF version 7, and a wide sampling of ActionScript classes for SWF version 8.5. Gnash also runs on many GNU/Linux distributions, embedded GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, non x86-processors, and 64-bit architectures. There is also a standalone player for GNOME or KDE based desktops.

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Recent releases

  •  15 Feb 2010 00:10

    Release Notes: Automatic and spontaneous screenshots support in all GUIs. Significant memory savings in parsing large XML trees and in some function calls. Enhancements in video streaming. Non-blocking load of bitmaps, movies, and data. Refactoring to eliminate most static data and get closer to re-entrant VM. This release supports multiple network connections, handling multiple video streams. It supports plugins for server-side scripting in C/C++. It has improved packaging support for deb and RPM.

    •  30 Jan 2010 11:51

      Release Notes: Bitmap smoothing and text features were added. Various ActionScript compatibility fixes were made. Large scale code refactoring was done for better ActionScript support.

      •  30 Jan 2010 11:48

        Release Notes: XML parsing, remoting, and NetConnection support were improved. AAC and H264 codec support and video features including smoothing were implemented. Video playback was improved and made more reliable. The ability to save media streams to disk was added. Many ActionScript compatibility fixes were made.

        •  14 Oct 2008 17:18

          Release Notes: This release changes "Flash player" to "SWF player" throughout to accommodate Adobe trademarks. The popular SWF Twitter badge now renders correctly. Support for movies embedding multiple sound streams has been fixed. Support for loading PNG and GIF images has been added. Support for writing RGB/RGBA PNG images and JPEG images has been added. This release works with the Potlatch OpenStreetMap editor. There is a new 'flvdumper' utility for analyzing FLV video files. XPI packaging support for Mozilla and Firefox has been added.

          •  17 Jun 2008 21:21

            Release Notes: Native fullscreen support (from AS) has been implemented. Long command line options are properly supported. You can view detailed movie information from the GTK GUI. An option in Preferences to initially display a movie as a blank ("Click here to start") screen has been added. A "dump" GUI to dump a movie to disk has been added. Cairo rendering performance has been improved. Support for the OpenOffice Impress SWF exporter has been fixed.


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