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Getting Flash to work on NWJS 0.25+ on Windows 10

jtlunsford profile image Joshua Lunsford Updated on ・1 min read

Intro

You might assume that Node Webkit, or NWJS as it's now called, would support flash out of the box or in a simple straight forward way, but it does not.

You can find some of the information needed from a google group discussion. Additional information is contained in a github issue

Below are the steps I used to solve the issue.

Download Flash

  • Install https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer with the PPAPI option
  • Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash
  • copy C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash to .\PepperFlash\ in your nw folder

Modify NWJS Application

  • Add the following code in your NWJS application
chrome.contentSettings.plugins.set({
    primaryPattern: "<all_urls>",
    resourceIdentifier: { id: "adobe-flash-player" },
    setting: "allow"
});

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Discussion

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Just one question: In the light of Adobe digging the Flash-grave, why would you want to revive a corpse?

 

It's not so much reviving a corpse. It's supporting the plague of zombies we can't get rid of in legacy applications :)