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Fedora suggests the Gnash plugin as a replacement for the Flash plugin and I am seriously considering it.

My question is: how good is the Gnash plugin as a replacement for the Flash plugin?

In my case, I'm not interested in anything advanced, just being able to watch youtube videos.

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    Best way to find out is to try it yourself and see whether it is suitable for your needs. – peterph Dec 28 '13 at 2:05
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On the Gnash Web page it's write that

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.

But if you check on the Adobe Web page we are presently at the 11.2 version. This version will be the last one released for GNU/Linux OS, but it still support more features than Gnash.

  • Okay. But is it enough to play videos on youtube? – Lucas Morato Dec 28 '13 at 1:00
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    You might want to check youtube.com/html5, and you get rid of Flash on Youtube altogether. – schaiba Dec 28 '13 at 1:12
  • I was reading something about it, but it says that not every video will play with the html5 player. So I think I'll subscribe to youtube's test with html5 and install Gnash for the videos that don't support it yet. Thanks. – Lucas Morato Dec 28 '13 at 1:17
  • VIdeo that aren't working with HTML5 are very old videos. I never get one since 3 years now. – Just1602 Dec 28 '13 at 2:40

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