How to Play a SWF File in Linux


Adobe Flash is a commonly used Web programming platform used across websites that want to provide users with a rich user interface or multimedia experience. Regardless of what operating system you choose to use on your computer, Adobe offers software downloads that enable users to play .SWF Flash files with ease. Adobe Flash Player is available for Linux operating systems and lets users open Adobe Flash files, including .SWF files, using their Web browsers.

Things You'll Need

  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Download and install Adobe Flash Player from Adobe's website (, then restart your Web browser.

  • Find the location of the .SWF file on your hard drive or at a Web address.

  • Copy the file path or URL of the .SWF file if its respectively either hosted locally on your hard drive or on the Internet.

  • Paste the file path or URL into your Web browser's address bar and hit "enter" on your keyboard to navigate to the .SWF file.

  • Allow the .SWF file to load inside your Web browser completely before attempting to interact with it. Adobe Flash Player installs itself on top of your Linux Web browser to allow you to open up .SWF files directly in your Web browser of choice.

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