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For Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and based systems, a backport of pepperflashplugin-nonfree with direct download from Adobe website instead of using Chrome RPM is available to make installing Pepper Flash Player easy again in Chromium based browsers.

Since Google removed the latest PPAPI bundle from Chrome web browser, the Pepper Flash Installer, pepperflashplugin-nonfree, available in official Ubuntu repositories does no longer work.

Although you can manually download the plugin, an updated version of the installer offered by J Fernyhough makes it easier to install the latest PPAPI by downloading it automatically from Adobe website.

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To install the new pepperflashplugin-nofree:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the command below to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/pepperflashplugin-nonfree

2. Then update and install the new installer:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install pepperflashplugin-nonfree

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb package directly from PPA page.

When a new flash release is out, just one command to install the updates:

sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install

3. The PPA also contains, browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash, an adapter to make pepper flash work for Firefox based browsers, install it via:

sudo apt install browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash

Uninstall:

To remove the installer, simply run command:

sudo apt remove pepperflashplugin-nonfree browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash && sudo apt autoremove

And the PPA can be removed by going to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

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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.

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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:

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

Firefox Flash Plugin

Still need flash to view some websites in Firefox? Ubuntu users now can choose between the old Adobe Flash 11.2 and Google’s Pepper Flash with newer features.

Flash plugin for Linux provided by Adobe stopped at version 11.2. For Chrome and Chromium users there’s a Pepper Flash plugin but it’s not supported by Firefox. In Ubuntu 15.10 and 16.04, there’s now a new project called browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash which makes the Pepper Flash working in Firefox.

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1. Open Ubuntu Software Center, search for and install the package named browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash

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For those who prefer Linux command. Run below command in a terminal instead to install the package:

sudo apt-get install browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash

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The command should installs the recommended package pepperflashplugin-nonfree, which automatically downloads Chrome from Google and unpacks it to make the included Pepper Flash available for use with Chromium.

Then installs browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash, which works as a wrapper to make the unpacked Pepper Flash working in Firefox.

2. After installation, restart Firefox browser and enjoy!

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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).

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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