Gnash 0.8.8 Released

We just released an improved GNU Flash player, Gnash 0.8.8. Gnash plays SWF (Shockwave Flash) files compatible with the Adobe Flash player. Gnash is portable software released under the GNU GPLv3. It runs on GNU/Linux, embedded GNU + Linux systems, and BSD, including x86, ARM, MIPS, PowerPC, and 64-bit systems. It comes with a standalone player as well as a browser plugin compatible with Firefox, Chrome, Konqueror, and all Gecko-based browsers.

Improvements since the 0.8.7 release are:

* 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
* Scriptable Plugin support so Javascript in the browser can
work with ActionScript in Gnash.
* Improved input device handling when using a raw

See the NEWS file for more improvements.

You can grab the Gnash sources from, or from Gnash Git using the release_0_8_8 branch. Experimental binary packages built by the Gnash team are also available at, along with source snapshots. Binary packages for Debian or RPM based systems will be available from your GNU/Linux distribution, and from whatever BSD variant you are using.

Questions about Gnash or offers of help can go to the developer's email list at Free software doesn't exist without your support, for donation information, go to