Is there a Ubuntu compatible version of the "Adobe Shockwave Player?" I'm running Firefox and when I try to bring up one of my School's websites it says missing plugin. When I click on "Install missing plug-in" it says none found, so when I click on manually install plug-in it takes me to Adobe Shockwave Player installation, but there is no ubuntu version to install??? On the Firefox plug-in finder service it says "Unknown Plugin (application/x-director)
The Shockwave player is only available for Windows. You can use mozplugger(a program that lets you "embed" other programs in your web browser.) along with wine and windows version of firefox
First, install the wine and mozplugger packages (from the software center).
Now download and install the Windows version of Firefox . Download it from Mozilla's web site. Now double click it and install it .
Run the windows version of firefox .
Now go to a web site that requires Shockwave, and choose to get the missing plugin. Again, follow the on-screen instructions, and when the plugin has installed and is working, you may close Firefox.
Now you need to configure mozplugger to use the Windows version of Firefox for Shockwave files. Press Alt + F2 and type:
then open the /etc/mozpluggerrc file
Add the following two lines to the end of the file:
application/x-director: dir,dcr,dxr,cst,cct,cxt,w3d,fgd,swa: Macromedia Director file swallow(firefox.exe) fill stream: wine "C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe" -chrome "$file"
Now open a Terminal ( Ctrl + Alt + T ) and paste
Now run the native version of firefox and test the shockwave player by visting this site .
Nope, there's no Shockwave for Linux. I suggest installing Firefox and Shockwave in WINE, that has worked for me in the past.
sudo apt-get install playonlinux
Install the windows version of firefox.
When the installation finishes, PlayOnLinux will ask if you wish to install additional plugins to firefox, select the shockwave plugin.
If you receive a "Error - bad format" when trying to load a shockwave application, you will need to go to the Adobe Shockwave Test Page, right click anywhere over the image that displays the shockwave version and select "Properties...", then uncheck "Allow backwards compatibility".
Shockwave has been dead for quite a few years now. The thing you're looking for is Adobe Flash Player (I presume) which can be found in the Ubuntu Software Center.
You can search for Adobe Flash Player and it should pop up. Press 'Install' and you're on your way.
Alternatively, use Chromium web browser - this works for sites which fail in Firefox.
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