Ubuntu – n alternative to Adobe Flash


I am having problems with Adobe Flash. I have the latest version installed for Firefox. It keeps crashing my computer and I was wondering if there was any alternative that works with
videos that require an updated Flash. If there isn't an alternative, is there any software that keeps flash stable? Another problem I have is that even though I updated my Flash, some videos say that my Flash isn't updated.
I know Flash is pretty rubbish in Linux and OSX. Is there any alternative for Flash? Is Gnash any good? Is it still supported and developed? Please help.

Best Answer

For alternatives as you said, there's Gnash and Lightspark.

To install open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

For "Official PPA of the Lightspark project"Launchpad logo:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sparkers/ppa

or for "Automated daily builds from ustream git master"Launchpad logo:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sparkers/daily


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lightspark browser-plugin-lightspark

Click here for instructions on using PPAs.

NOTE - Update for Ubuntu 15.04, using Lightspark Version 0.7.2-6 (The above PPA repository does not appear to be working in Ubuntu 15.04)

Lightspark 0.7.2-6 deb package can be installed directly via the software centre, which is invoked by clicking the "Install Using Apt" button on the following web page:


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