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Ruffle for Chrome for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 5.2.0
  • 2.7
  • (3)
  • Security Status

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Cathy Buggs
Cathy BuggsUpdated a year ago

Adobe Flash Player's substitute

Ruffle for Chrome is a browser extension that can emulate a Flash Player for any of your modern web browsers such as Google Chrome. It is a perfect replacement for the widely-popular Adobe Flash Player that already got discontinued. Built using Rust's programming language, it ensures better memory management and is more secure, as well. However, keep in mind that this is still under active development and the developers continuously release nightly development for constant improvements.

Is Ruffle safe?

Ruffle offers a more secure program than Adobe Flash Player, which is popularly known for its security issues. Thanks to the memory safety insurance from Rust, users are now protected from all the safety pitfalls that Adobe Flash Player had been famous for. Apart from the tighter security it provides, it is guaranteed to be easy-to-use and install, as well. This is an open-source project so, expect that its entirety is made thinking of the community's benefit.  

The browser extension tool has the capability to automatically detect all the existing flash content on a web page and make it work immediately without any additional configuration from the user. For websites that still rely on flash contents, it enables seamless and transparent upgrades. This entire project is made by volunteers who are eager to preserve many websites and plenty of content that will no longer be accessible when the official Flash Player was formally discontinued.

Bear in mind though that the binary file of this extension is not available on  Chrome Web Store yet as it's still under development. To install its demo version into your Chrome browser, you will have to extract the downloaded zip file. After that, you will need to navigate to chrome://extensions/ and activate ‘Developer’ mode in the top right corner. You will then click 'Load unpacked' and select the folder you extracted the extension to.

Better alternative

Even in its early stages of development, Ruffle can now be considered a revamped version of Adobe Flash Player especially in terms of security. It is built in Rust programming languages that guarantee memory safety. This program is becoming increasingly essential now that Adobe Flash Player was officially discontinued. With this tool, websites that have flash content will be able to work properly and more securely than ever before. This extension is highly recommended and is a must-have.

PROS

  • Better memory management
  • More secured
  • Replacement to Adobe Flash Player

CONS

  • Still on its early development

Ruffle for Chrome for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 5.2.0
  • 2.7
  • (3)
  • Security Status

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