Gnash 0.8.8 GNU Flash Player Released

Monday Aug 23rd 2010 by Developer.com Staff
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Open source Flash player Gnash 0.8.8 includes a lot of new features and bug fixes.

Gnash is an open source GNU Flash player. On Sunday, Gnash developers released version 0.8.8.

Gnash is compatible with the Adobe Flash player. It runs on GNU/Linux, embedded GNU + Linux systems, and BSD, including x86, ARM, MIPS, PowerPC and 64-bit systems. It includes a standalone player as well as a browser plugin for Firefox, Chrome, Konqueror and all Gecko-based browsers.

Improvements include:
* 100% of all YouTube videos should work. If you have problems, delete all YouTube cookies and refresh.
* Gnash can switch at runtime between the Cairo, OpenGL, and AGG renderers.
* Gnash can switch media handlers at runtime, too, between FFmpeg and Gstreamer.
* Gnash can now decode video quickly on hardware compatible with the VAAPI library (a few NVidia, ATI, and Intel graphics processors).
* Gnash now compiles faster due to reduced internal dependencies.
* Scriptable Plugin support so Javascript in the browser can work with ActionScript in Gnash.
* Improved input device handling when using a raw framebuffer.

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