Install Pepper Flash Plugin for Chromium in Ubuntu via PPA

December 5, 2013 — 3 Comments

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Want the latest Adobe Flash Player in Ubuntu Chromium browser? After v11.2, the Flash Player plugin for Linux will only be available via the “Pepper” API as part of the Google Chrome. Adobe will continue to provide security updates to non-Pepper distributions of Flash Player 11.2 on Linux for five years from its release.

There’s a PPA contains installer packages which will download the latest Google Chrome package, extract the Pepper Flash files, and install them for Chromium (Google Chrome itself is not installed).

To add the PPA, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal and then run command below:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:skunk/pepper-flash

Install Pepper flash installer:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install pepflashplugin-installer

After that, you can enable Pepper Flash Plugin for Chromium browser by adding this line into /etc/chromium-browser/default:

. /usr/lib/pepflashplugin-installer/pepflashplayer.sh

(I.e. a period, then a space, then the filepath.)

To do so, run command below in terminal:

sudo sh -c 'echo ". /usr/lib/pepflashplugin-installer/pepflashplayer.sh" >>/etc/chromium-browser/default'

Restart Chromium and check out by typing in chrome://plugins, in my case the flash version is 11.9

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Ji m

I'm a freelance blogger who started using Ubuntu 5+ years ago and who wishes to share my experiences and some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers. Please notify me if you find any typo/grammar/language mistakes. English is not my native language. Contact me on Google Plus or email to ubuntuhandbook1@gmail.com

3 responses to Install Pepper Flash Plugin for Chromium in Ubuntu via PPA

  1. didn’t work at first attempt. Had to just enter the file using sudo vi and add the line myself. The plugin does indeed work, but it seems very slow.

  2. worked like a charm, thanks

  3. Your information resolved my problems with viewing VEVOs on YouTube. Not all of the Global Flash settings for Adobe at macromedia.com, however, could be edited. Overall, I appreciated your post. Thank you!

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