[Mono-winforms-list] Load flash player into mono webbrowser

Dan Shryock dan.shryock at gmail.com
Mon Jun 29 11:47:08 EDT 2009

Making sure Flash runs in Firefox is a start, but I've used the flash
plugin and the mono web browser control before, and to get it to work,
I had to run my program like this:

MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH=/usr/lib64/browser-plugins/ mono /path/to/my/app.exe

Without telling the "browser" where to find plugins, it won't be able
to load the flash player.  The "/usr/lib64/browser-plugins/" will need
to be modified to point to the location where your flash player is
installed (could be /usr/lib/browser-plugins/ or somewhere in your
home folder, or somewhere else in /usr depending on how the plugin is
installed).  The actual flash player plugin is named libflashplayer.so
so once you find a folder that has that file in it, use that.

Hope that helps.


On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 1:53 PM, Ian Norton<inorton at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-06-27 at 03:53 -0700, andrea.t wrote:
>> Hi everybody ,
>> we have developed a .NET 2.0 gamming application running in custom machines
>> under windows embedded.
>> That application is a client (written in VB .NET) with a webbrowser that
>> load a asp .NET web application,  now we are trying to migrate that
>> application under Mono/Linux.
>> We compile the VS2008 project under Linux with MonoDevelop 2.0, the
>> application starts and load the web application, all is working quite well
>> but we aren't able to load flash into the webbrowser. It's a big problem for
>> us because all our games are developed in flash so if we can't load flash we
>> must abandon the porting under Mono/Linux.
>> It seems that the mono webbrowser can't load the flash player. Is there a
>> way to load flash player into the mono webbrowser or into a form as an
>> activeX under windows?
> Hi Andrea,
> Flash on linux is a nsapi plugin that you often have to install for
> yourself. You should I think be able to run firefox in this control,  so
> i would think that if your normal firefox can run flash, then your
> control running as the same user will be able to aswell.
> Are you trying to use gecko or webkit?  Does your flash app run normally
> on firefox?
> Regards
> Ian
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