Video Player for Playing SWF Files – Download GNU Gnash

Gnash is the GNU Flash player which runs as a standalone application on either the desktop or embedded devices, or may be used as a plugin for several popular browsers. It supports playing media from a disk or streaming over a network connection. Gnash is the primary client for displaying audio and video media content.

Download GNU Gnash

GNU Gnash is the GNU Flash movie player where flash is an animation file format pioneered by Macromedia. Flash has been extended to include audio and video content, and programs written in ActionScript, an ECMAScript-compatible language. Gnash is based on GameSWF, and supports most SWF v7 features and some SWF v8 and v9. SWF v10 is not supported by GNU Gnash.


  • Gnash can play SWF files up to version 7.
  • Gnash supports playback of FLV videos and allows playing some FLV files from YouTube, MySpace, ShowMeDo and other similar websites.
  • FLV support requires FFmpeg or GStreamer to be installed on the system.
  • Some other free-software programs, such as MPlayer, VLC media player or players for Windows based on the ffdshow DirectShow codecs can play back the FLV format if the file is specially downloaded or piped to it.
  • Gnash offers the possibility to extend the ActionScript classes via shared libraries: sample extensions include MySQL support, file system access and more.
  • Gnash requires one of AGG, Cairo, or OpenGL for rendering.

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