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Gnash 0.8.8 Released, claims 100% of all YouTube videos now work

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HomeThe latest version of open-source flash player ‘Gnash’ boasts that ‘100% of all YouTube videos’ should now work using it.

Gnash can be run as a standalone application or as a plugin for most popular web browsers including Chrome & Firefox.

Other improvements cited on the release page include: –

  • 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


Gnash 0.8.8 can be installed in Ubuntu via the getgnash repo. Add the respective source line to your Software Sources (system > preferences > software sources > third party > add)

  • deb maverick main
  • deb lucid main
  • deb karmic main

Then update and install gnash.

If Gnash is a project you really dig, why not help the guys out with a donation?

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