Adobe Flash masterpiece movies will be accessible on the Internet Archive even after the end of support in December 2020

Many movies and games created using Adobe Flash, which will be completely discontinued on December 31, 2020, have been published on the Internet. Microsoft has declared in Windows Update that Adobe Flash will be removed from all web browsers , and after 2021 you will not be able to watch classic Flash movies of yesteryear. Therefore, we announced that the Internet Archive has introduced a Flash emulation environment.

Flash Animations Live Forever at the Internet Archive --Internet Archive Blogs

You can read the following articles to find out why Adobe Flash, which was the mainstream online content format in the 90's and 2000's, was abolished.

Adobe ends distribution and update of Flash Player on December 31, 2020, blocks Flash content execution after the deadline --GIGAZINE

Flash relies on a particular proprietary player, so if Adobe Flash is deprecated, a lot of content will disappear and no one will be able to enjoy Flash content.

The Internet Archive has been working on The Emularity, a project that runs all kinds of older software on a browser for the past decade. And as part of that, we used a Flash emulator called ' Ruffle ' to enable playback of Flash content in the Internet Archive.

Below is the Flash content page that was actually published in the Internet Archive and made playable by Ruffle.

Caramelldansen (HD Remake): Sven from Sweden (Original Loop): Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming: Internet Archive

Loituma Girl: Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming: Internet Archive

Badger: AlbinoBlackSheep (John Picking): Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming: Internet Archive

Minute Maid Mah-Jongg: The Coca-Cola Company, WildTangent: Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming: Internet Archive

Ruffle and Flash are not 100% compatible, and not all Flash content can be played, but most will be able to be played smoothly and accurately in the browser.

Also, with conventional browsers, it was necessary to install a dedicated plug-in to play Adobe Flash content, but with Flash emulation using Ruffle, there is no need to install a plug-in, and everything that supports Webassenbly It seems to work with the browser of.

The Internet Archive also provides a demo page to test the compatibility of Ruffle and SWF format files for creators and artists who have created content using Flash.

Ruffle Web Demo

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