[CentOS] Macromedia Flash data (compressed), version 9

Tue Aug 13 18:36:30 UTC 2013
Warren Young <warren at etr-usa.com>

On 8/13/2013 10:48, Scott Robbins wrote:
>> It seems to me that if firefox could play it from far away,
>> firefox should be able to play it on my computer.
>> So far, that seems not to be the case.
> What happens if you add .swf to the file's name.

This doesn't work because Firefox proper doesn't play .swf files.  It 
hands it off to the Flash Plugin.

So, one method is to write a simple .html file, embedding the Flash 
Plugin, naming the file you have:


Another method is to open the file with Chrome, since Chrome *does* have 
Flash playback built-in.

There's a problem here, which is that without the <embed> stuff, Chrome 
doesn't know how big to make the SWF object, so it fills the whole 
content area.  It doesn't even maintain the "proper" aspect ratio, since 
Chrome doesn't know that, either.  If this is important to you, you'll 
need to write the <embed> stuff regardless.

On Windows, there are "Flash Player" programs that overcome this problem 
in other ways, but I don't know of any for Linux.