Playing SWF Files on Macs with Apple Silicon


Adobe no longer supports the Flash Player since December 31, 2020. As a result, Flash was not adapted to run natively on M1 and M2 devices. 

Flash not supported on Macs with Apple Silicon

If you want to view SWF files on such a device, you’ll have to run Elmedia with a compatibility layer. In order to do this:

  • Go to Finder, then Apps, and find Elmedia
  • Right-click the icon and choose “Get Info” from the menu.
  • Check “Open Using Rosetta”.
  • Close and relaunch Elmedia.
Elmedia Player Info

Why is there a warning when trying to play SWF under Rosetta?

Limited Flash functionality

SWF playback under Rosetta is not flawless. It is prone to glitching and crashing. Use the compatibility layer at your discretion.