Ubuntu – Compatible version of “Adobe Shockwave Player?”


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)

Best Answer

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:

    gksudo gedit

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

rm ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/pluginreg.dat

Now run the native version of firefox and test the shockwave player by visting this site .

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