Ubuntu – Flash player for Chrome or Chromium browsers on Ubuntu 12.04


I have checked many threads, but could not find a solution. I want to use Chrome or Chromium on Ubuntu 12.04. I have installed Adobe Flash plugin from the Ubuntu Software Center, but it only works for Firefox, not for Chrome or Chromium web browser.

I have also tried to install by .tar ball. placed .so file in chromium browser installation directory and usr folder in /usr, but all in vain.

Is there any other solution or am I missing something? My Ubuntu Software Center is not able to locate Pepper flash plugin.

Best Answer

Pepper Flash Player is built-in with Google Chrome web browser, so it doesn't need to be installed separately. Google Chrome can play flash videos without installing any other software. Pepper Flash Player is not built-in with Chromium web browser, so it must be installed separately. Pepper Flash Player in Chromium is the same as the built-in flash player that Google Chrome uses.

To install Pepper Flash Player for Chromium in Ubuntu 12.04, open the terminal and type:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:skunk/pepper-flash
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pepflashplugin-installer  

In order to configure Chromium to use Pepper Flash Player, open /etc/chromium-browser/default from the terminal in nano text editor using the command sudo nano /etc/chromium-browser/default and add the following line to the end of the file on a new line:

. /usr/lib/pepflashplugin-installer/pepflashplayer.sh    

Press the keyboard combination Ctrl+O and after that press Enter to save the file being edited. Press the keyboard combination Ctrl+X to exit nano.

Restart Chromium, and load the chrome://plugins page to verify that the plugin is active.

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