Install Pepper Flash Plugin for Firefox in Ubuntu 15.10/16.04

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.

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

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

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!