Adobe Flash Player

Application Details:

Version: 9
License: Free to use and share
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.3

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What works

Netscape Plugin works fine from website in Firefox ( tested), did a quick test with YouTube and videos played fine. You can download the installer normally and it installs without issues or special configuration.

Installation instructions for Adobe Flash Player ActiveX control:

  1. Install the Flash ActiveX control on a real copy of Windows first. You can do this by visiting in Internet Explorer.

    You MUST use Internet Explorer to visit the site. Visiting in another browser will direct you to the Netscape plugin. You cannot download the plugin standalone.

  2. Copy c:/windows/system32/macromed/flash/ from your real Windows installation to your WINE one, using the same paths.
  3. In that folder on your WINE installation, run:

    $ regsvr32 Flash9e.ocx

    The text Successfully registered DLL Flash9e.ocx should appear after (possibly) some debugging output.

    At present, you cannot use the FlashUtil9e.exe program to install or update Flash Player, as checksum verification will fail because CryptVerifyMessageSignature is not implemented in WINE (0.9.55):

    fixme:crypt:CryptVerifyMessageSignature stub: 0x33f854, 0, 0x440020, 1524754, (nil), 0x33f880, (nil)

What does not

  • Minor graphical glitches, due to graphics acceleration tricks implemented by Adobe.  This does not effect video content.
  • Automatic updater for the ActiveX version does not work.


What was not tested

ActiveX plugin in IE, however it's presence was detected and was used properly by a third-party application which required it.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 02 20081.1.3Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowFreeBSD 7.0Jun 01 20081.0-rc2Yes Yes NoPlatinumRomain "Artefact2" D. 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 30 20081.0-rc2Yes Yes NoPlatinumRyszard Szamburski 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 09 20080.9.61.Yes Yes NoPlatinumJorge Azevedo 
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Mar 02 20080.9.55.Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
19608 Cannot open local copies of Adobe Flash SWF files with iexplore.exe NEW View

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