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As we still need flash player to view some websites, here’s how to install Pepper Flash or Adobe Flash in Ubuntu 19.04 for Firefox or Opera web browser.

Install Pepper Flash in Ubuntu:

Google maintained Pepper Flash is available in Google Chrome browser by default.

For Firefox or Opera users, you can install the plugin without installing Google Chrome in Ubuntu via following steps.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app laucher.

2. When terminal opens, run command to install the Pepper Flash:

sudo apt install pepperflashplugin-nonfree

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

3. Then install the plugin adapter to make it work in Firefox or Opera:

sudo apt install browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash

Finally restart your web browser and enjoy!

Install Adobe Flash in Ubuntu:

For choice, you can install Adobe Flash plugin from Canonical partners repository.

1. Open application menu, search for and launch Software & Updates. Then navigate to Other Software tab, and enable ‘Canonical Partners’ repository.

2. Refresh system package cache via command:

sudo apt update

3. And finally install the flash plugin:

sudo apt install adobe-flashplugin

That’s it. Enjoy!

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For Ubuntu 16.10 users or those just installing the new version of Google Chrome browser, you may encounter “Adobe Flash Player is out of date” error while trying to play flash videos in the browser.

This is because Google Chrome does no longer come with bundled Adobe Flash Player since version 54. For Firefox, you can get the latest Flash 23 beta via this tutorial. And for Chrome browser, you need to manually update the flash via below steps:

Adobe Flash is out of date

1. Open Google Chrome and go to the components and typing following line in the address bar:

chrome://components/

2. Find out Adobe Flash Player and click the “Check for update” button.

update-flash

3. Once the flash is installed/updated, restart your browser and enjoy!

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By releasing the 23 Beta flash, Adobe announced that it starts supporting NPAPI Flash for Linux again.

Today we are updating the beta channel with Linux NPAPI Flash Player by moving it forward and in sync with the modern release branch (currently version 23). We have done this significant change to improve security and provide additional mitigation to the Linux community.

In the past, we communicated that NPAPI Linux releases would stop in 2017. This is no longer the case and once we have performed sufficient testing and received community feedback, we will release both NPAPI and PPAPI Linux builds with their major version numbers in sync and on a regular basis.

Adobe says it will release both the NPAPI and PPAPI (used in Chrome) versions of Flash Player for Linux. However, the NPAPI version will not support or add any advanced features and capabilities, like DRM, GPU acceleration, Stage 3D, etc.

Users who require this functionality are recommended to use Pepper (PPAPI) Flash for Linux.

About Flash 23

Install Adobe Flash 23 Beta for Firefox in Ubuntu:

Flash sucks! But since many websites still use it, we have to use flash to view the content.

So far only 32-bit and 64-bit binaries of the 23 release are available for download at the link below:

Flash Player 23 Beta for Linux (NPAPI)

For Linux, the binary is just a file called: libflashplayer.so. To use it, do:

1. Install Flash Player 11.2 from Canonical Partners repository:

  • Launch Software & Updates, and enable Canonical Partners repository in Other Software tab. Then close it.

    enable canonical partners

  • Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to install Adobe-flashplugin:
    sudo apt update; sudo apt install adobe-flashplugin

2. Move the libflashplayer.so file you just downloaded to /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/ folder by running the command:

sudo mv ~/Downloads/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/

Finally restart Firefox browser and check your flash version:

Adobe Flash 23 for Firefox

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!

Install Adobe Flash in Ubuntu 14.10

Firefox browser does not play flash out-of-the-box in Ubuntu. We need to manually install the Adobe Flash Player and below is how.

As you may know, Adobe abandoned flash for Linux in 2012. For Flash Player releases after 11.2, the Flash Player browser plugin for Linux will only be available via the “Pepper” API as part of the Google Chrome browser. Adobe will provide security updates for Flash Player 11.2 for five years.

The Adobe Flash Player 11.2.x is still available in Ubuntu repositories and below is how to install it in Ubuntu 14.10.

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

click to install Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash Plugin

The package doesn’t contain the actual flash player, it’s only an installer that automatically downloads and installs the source tarball from the Canonical Partners repository.

If you have already enabled Canonical Partners repository, available in Software & Updates -> Other Software tab, you can directly install the Flash Player (the real package) package from Ubuntu Software Center:

Adobe Flash Plugin

Once installed, re-launch your Firefox browser and enjoy!