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The Pepper Flash Player installer, pepperflashplugin-nonfree package, does not work any more for Chromium based browsers since Google Chrome 54 removed the latest PPAPI bundle.

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There’s now a new Pepper flash installer available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, that installs PPAPI directly from adobe website.

For those who want to install the latest PPAPI Flash Player (so far it’s 23.0.0.185), you can download the source tarball from Adobe website and install it manually.

1. Go to link below:

Download Adobe Flash (PPAPI)

Check your OS type from System Settings -> Details, then select in download page:

  • Linux (64-bit) or Linux (32-bit)
  • FP 23.0 PPAPI

Download PPAPI

2. Extract the downloaded .tar.gz package, and navigate to the result folder.

extract-ppapi

3. pepperflashplugin-nonfree is still required to work as a wrapper. Install it if you don’t have it via command (Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal):

sudo apt install pepperflashplugin-nonfree

4. Now move the libpepflashplayer.so file from downloaded folder to /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree directory.

You can do this via command:

sudo mv ~/Downloads/flash_player_ppapi_*/* /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/

Or open the “/usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree” directory via root by running command:

gksudo nautilus /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree

Then drag and drop ALL THE FILES from Downloads folder to the directory:

install ppapi

Finally restart Chromium, Opera, or other based browsers and flash should work.

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.

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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!

flash player chromium

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).

UPDATE: Since Ubuntu 14.04, you can directly install Pepper Flash installer from Ubuntu Software Center, or by click the link below:

Click install Pepperflashplugin-nonfree

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 running below command in terminal:

sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install

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

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chromium 31 ppa

This tutorial shows how to install Chromium browser 31 via PPA in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, Linux Mint and their derivatives.

Chromium is an open-source web browser project from which Google Chrome draws its source code. The latest has reached version 31, it is available in Ubuntu Mozilla Security Team PPA for Ubuntu 12.04 and higher.

Chromium 31 changelog:

  • Include dmesg events mentioning chromium in apport reports.
  • Abandon nss transitional package as Dependency, and add real package with epoch version number.
  • Fix multiple memory corruption issues.
  • Use after free related to speech input elements.
  • Use after free related to media elements.
  • Out of bounds read in SVG.
  • Use after free related to “id” attribute strings.
  • Use after free in DOM ranges.
  • Address bar spoofing related to interstitial warnings.
  • Out of bounds read in HTTP parsing.
  • Issue with certificates not being checked during TLS renegotiation.
  • Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives.
  • Read of uninitialized memory in libjpeg and libjpeg-turbo.
  • Read of uninitialized memory in libjpeg-turbo.
  • Use after free in libjingle.
  • debian/chromium-chromedriver.install: Drop unsupported, broken old chromedriver v1 and add chromedriver2.
    Update webapps patches.
  • Disable chromedriver testing until the new server-test client dependencies are figured out.
  • Drop base_unittests and automated_ui_tests build and automatic test and from installation exclusion.
  • Include wildcat package ‘pepflashplugin-nonfree’ in apport reportting.
  • To get started installing Chromium, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one:

    sudo apt-get update
    
    sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

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