Install LightSpark Flash in Ubuntu 14.04

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Lightspark is a free Flash player, browser plugin which aims for high-performance by using modern technologies such as JIT compilation and OpenGL shaders. It aims to support Adobe’s newer Flash formats and AVM2 virtual machine.

Lightspark is an open access that allows Flash content from our browser, also in the last issue the player is greatly improved not only in stability but also in support. Improved support with YouTube, Vimeo and many other sites also thanks to the Mesa 3D toolchain with Gallium and LLVM, support for OpenGL ES 2.0 and EGL/GLES2.

Lightspark features

  • JIT compilation of Actionscript to native x86 bytecode using LLVM
  • Hardware accelerated rendering using OpenGL Shaders (GLSL)
  • Very good and robust support for current-generation Actionscript 3
  • A new, clean, codebase exploiting multithreading and optimized for modern hardware. Designed from scratch after the official Flash documentation was released

The latest release v0.7.2 comes with a number of improvements and fixes

  • Improved image support: alpha in palettes, abbreviated JPEGs
  • Improved embedded font parsing and text positioning
  • Open links in a browser (plugin only)
  • BitmapData improvements
  • Fixed many crashes

Install Light Spark Flash

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install lightspark browser-plugin-lightspark

Test Lightspark

wget http://www.adobe.com/content/dotcom/en/devnet/flash/samples/drawing_1/_jcr_content/articlecontentAdobe/generic/file.res/1_coordinates[1].swf

lightspark 1_coordinates.swf

Remove Light Spark

sudo apt-get remove lightspark
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