Enable Flash for Chromium Browser in Ubuntu 14.10

October 10, 2014 — 3 Comments

chromium flash Ubuntu 14.10

If you’re using a Chromium based web browser in Ubuntu, you may find that the Adobe Flash Player installed from Ubuntu Software Center does not work all the time.

Because ‘Aura’ for Linux, which replaces GTK+, lacks coded support for NPAPI plugins, the “old” Adobe plugin in Ubuntu repositories does no longer play Flash content in Chromium based web browser.

As a workaround, you can use the ‘Pepper Flash’ which is bundled with Google Chrome that provides the latest Adobe Flash Player for Linux.

Chromium with Lastest Adobe Flash

Chromium with Lastest Adobe Flash

1. Click the link below to bring up Ubuntu Software Center and click the install button:

Click install Pepperflashplugin-nonfree

This will install the package “Pepperflashplugin-nonfree“, which will download Chrome from Google, unpack it and make the included Pepper Flash Player available for use with Chromium.

2. After that, relaunch Chromium browser and Flash should now work. If not, close the browser and run below command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) to tell the plugin location:

sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install

That’s it. Enjoy!

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3 responses to Enable Flash for Chromium Browser in Ubuntu 14.10

  1. Hi, would this also work for the new Opera Beta for Linux? I like using this browser, but no flash is an issue.

  2. Hi, I already did all this a week ago, and this is what I get:
    sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree –install
    –2014-11-11 10:17:23– “http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/pool/main/g/google-chrome-stable/google-chrome-stable_38.0.2125.111-1_i386.deb”
    Resolving dl.google.com (dl.google.com)…,,, …
    Connecting to dl.google.com (dl.google.com)||:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 174 [text/html]
    Saving to: ‘/tmp/pepperflashplugin-nonfree.3R1Eo5SVRA/google-chrome-stable_38.0.2125.111-1_i386.deb’

    0K 100% 4.19M=0s

    2014-11-11 10:17:24 (4.19 MB/s) – ‘/tmp/pepperflashplugin-nonfree.3R1Eo5SVRA/google-chrome-stable_38.0.2125.111-1_i386.deb’ saved [174/174]

    ERROR: rejecting google-chrome-stable_38.0.2125.111-1_i386.deb : wrong size
    More information might be available at:

    I need help, no one seems to know how to fix it!

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