Install Pepper Flash Plugin for Chromium in Ubuntu via PPA

Last updated: October 10, 2014

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:

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

Pepper flash chromium ubuntu


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4 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, however, could be edited. Overall, I appreciated your post. Thank you!

  4. sammy-PC-service October 4, 2014 at 11:42 am

    after restart always missing this plugin. i must always instal on linuxt startup. the system forgot this plugin :(