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I have a *.swf file, and I don't have flash player installed on my Windows XP machine.

Is there any way to play the .swf file using Google Chrome or is there any web app that allows me to play .swf? I don't mind installing any browser plugin, but I do mind installing any desktop application.

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Do you need to install Adobe Flash Player on your system? – abhi Sep 8 '11 at 21:00

You can play .swf files with Google Chrome. Just drag the file from its current location to your current tab.

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How can it be done from the command-line? The command google-chrome myfile.swf wants to download it. – pts Jan 25 at 9:33
    
This solved it for me: superuser.com/a/783451/19956 – pts Jan 25 at 9:36

I had created a file flash.html with this content:

<object>
    <embed src="file.swf" width="100%" height="100%"></embed>
</object>

Then opened the file in Chrome.

Otherwise when I was dragging the file to Chrome, it was just downloading the file.

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Chrome has a built in Flash Player called PepperFlash. Go To chrome://plugins/ and ensure that "Adobe Flash Player" is Enabled. You can also go to chrome://components/ to ensure that it is updated. If you still have problems go to "Your Root"\Users\"Your UserName"\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\PepperFlash\"Version Number"\ Then rename the pepflashplayer.dll to pepflashplayerX.dll.

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Unless mistaken, you need the plugin to play SWF files as the SWF requires the actionscript library's to function.

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Thanks, any ideas where to get the plugin and how to play the swf files in google chrome? – Graviton Mar 5 '10 at 4:35
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Chrome comes with flash built in. – Rich Bradshaw Nov 18 '10 at 17:29

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