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Is there any software in ubuntu, like KMPlayer (in Windows) that can play swf (flash files) which give us the ability to fast forward and rewind and a full track bar to change the position?

With KMPlayer you can play swf files like video files (of course in Windows).

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You can try GNU Gnash. It is as good as browser plugins and also as a standalone application.

As the description saying

GNU Gnash is a free GPL'd SWF player. It runs as a standalone application on either the desktop or embedded devices, or may be used as a plugin for several popular browsers. It supports playing media from a disk or streaming over a network connection.

To install it : do sudo apt-get install gnash in a terminal.

To install via Software-Center click this link

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I saw gnash before. But in gnash you can't surf in a file. I mean you can't fastforward 10 seconds in swf file, or something like that. – MSajjadi Jun 19 '12 at 17:45

I prefer VLC.

You need to check that a universe repository is listed in your /etc/apt/sources.list file.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse mozilla-plugin-vlc


Install via the software center

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But vlc can't play swf files like movie files. – MSajjadi Jun 19 '12 at 17:46

Try KMPlayer for Ubuntu. You can install it from the Software Center.

Install via the software center

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Not that KMPlayer. It is a totally different matter. – MSajjadi Jun 19 '12 at 17:45

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