Lightspark- A good alternative to adobe Flash player| PPA Ubuntu, Fedora RPM


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The decision of adobe and google to allow Flash player only on google chrome browser via the “Pepper” API flash plugin, pose a real problem to users of Firefox, opera and other small browsers. Hopefully, there are a good alternative to adobe flash player plugin that works like a charm, one of those is

Lightspark, an LGPLv3 licensed Flash player and browser plugin written in C++/C that runs on Linux. Lightspark support Adobe’s newer Flash formats and AVM2 virtual machine.

Installation of Lightspark on Ubuntu/ LinuxMint/ Fedora

Lightspark on Ubuntu and LinuxMint

Lightspark is available in Ubuntu and LinuxMint repository and can be installed using the command:

sudo apt-get install lightspark browser-plugin-lightspark

If yo want to install to use the latest version of lightspark, use the following PPA for Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sparkers/daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lightspark browser-plugin-lightspar

Lightspark on Fedora:

lightspark is available in RPM Fusion for Fedora 13 and above, to install :

– Standalone player :

su -c ‘yum install lightspark –enablerepo=rpmfusion-free-updates-testing’

– Mozilla plugin :

 su -c 'yum install lightspark-mozilla-plugin --enablerepo=rpmfusion-free-updates-testing'

And is done.

Via lffl & Lightspark