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Are there any third party (preferably FOSS) Flash players that aren't as invasive as Adobe's Flash? I'm getting really sick of Adobe doing way more than it should with respect to its programs and am doing my best to avoid installs of either a PDF reader or a Flash player. I've found a decent third party PDF reader, but haven't found a Flash player.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Edit: I should specify platform: I'm interested in Windows based Flash players.

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for which OS ? Windows ? –  Sathya Dec 28 '09 at 19:12
Sorry, yes, I should have specified: Windows –  Randolpho Dec 28 '09 at 19:20

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There's the Gnash project, but it doesn't really do much of what Flash does sadly.

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No, not really. There are Flash Player alternatives that work up to version 7-8 but not beyond that.

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You can always download the flash movie and play it in MPC, SMPlayer, VLC, GOM, etc. A variety of players support flash (and using far less resources).

However, if you want to view flash live in a web browser, there is no way around Adobe's Flashplayer plugin.

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Sorry for not responding sooner, I had a little trouble with my openid account. I shall try this at home; it may be the most acceptable option for me. –  Randolpho Mar 25 '10 at 15:02

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