Flash Players and Flash in general (the format etc). Use this tag if you have trouble enabling or installing Flash in ubuntu.

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Flash video appears blue

The Problem After updating to Ubuntu 12.04 from Ubuntu 11.10, all video is still blue, whether playing in a browser or a player. Same problem occurs in 11.10 as well. I have tried to uninstall all ...
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How do I install Adobe Flash player?

I have had significant problems with watching flash video in 64-bit Ubuntu. Does anyone know of a good way to get flash running on the platform?
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Can't click the allow button in Flash

Every time I want to enable my webcam or microphone in my browser, the regular flash screen pops up and I need click allow or deny. However I can not click allow or deny, it is not responding to my ...
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Is there a work around to get protected Hulu or Amazon Prime instant videos working?

When I went to watch some only episodes of star trek on Amazon Prime, the player would get stuck on updating. I followed the instructions here and doing so actually worked for 3 seconds. It was the ...
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Stop using flash? Or improve the flash experience?

I'd like to setup my Ubuntu to work without Flash (= not installed), but still be able to view videos on sites like Youtube, wisevid, etc. I want to try this because recently Flash has crashed a ...
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How to install Flash player on Ubuntu?

Even though I have the latest Adobe Flash player 11.2 for Linux in Firefox - ref: Flash player security doubts - a particular online flash game still requests that I update to the latest flash ...
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How to download flash (streaming) videos from sites like youtube, dailymotion, vimeo, etc.?

I have read this thread but please hear me out. I use Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (32-bit) and I didn't bother to install the Flash plugin for Firefox as I am using a netbook and sometimes Flash caused firefox ...
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Why are Flash applications so sluggish/crashy?

I've noticed that Flash applications tend to be more sluggish under Ubuntu than they do under Windows on the same machine. This is particularly noticeable when watching HD video or playing ...
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How to make YouTube fullscreen actually fullscreen?

Whenever (using flash) I make YouTube videos fullscreen then they come out not actually any bigger. In the screenshot below you see exactly what I see when watching a video in fullscreen mode. All ...
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flashplugin-installer vs. flashplugin-nonfree vs. adobe-flashplugin

When searching through Synaptic for flash player I always see the options to use "flashplugin-installer" or "flashplugin-nonfree" or "adobe-flashplugin". Is there a reason to use one over the other? ...
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How can I access Flash files from streaming websites?

In Maverick, there was an option to download Flash videos from sites like YouTube, Vimeo, etc. by copying the flashxx** file in /tmp directory to another location before closing the window. But in ...
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Chromium 34 and later cannot detect flash plugin

I've deleted ~/.macromedia and ~/.adobe contents and after a restart chromium can't detect flash plugin. It works just fine in Firefox I have only Chromoting Viewer on chrome://plugins/ ...
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How to watch videos in Amazon Prime Instant Video?

Today I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 13.10. I am not able to watch any videos in Amazon Prime Instant Video. I am getting this message: An error occurred and your player could not be ...
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How do I fix Flash issues?

I am having problems with Adobe Flash in Ubuntu, what are my options?
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How to solve jitter (or stutter) playback via Chrome flash plugin?

Since the update to 12.04, there's been a problem specifically related to audio/video playback in Google Chrome. The problem only affected the Google version but not the Chromium nor the Firefox ...
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What's the difference between flashplugin-installer and adobe-flashplugin?

I usually installed flashplugin-installer and by chance noticed that in the partner repository the Flash entry says it's not installed. It also says the package flashplugin-installer will be removed ...
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How to select in what monitor youtube fullscreens?

I have a dual monitor set-up. When I'm at YouTube, and I click the fullscreen-icon, the fullscreen automatically goes to the second window. How do I get it to go fullscreen on my main monitor?
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Adobe will stop releasing new versions of Flash - what will happen to flash support in Ubuntu?

Adobe's Flash download page is displaying a message: NOTE: Adobe Flash Player 11.2 will be the last version to target Linux as a supported platform. Adobe will continue to provide security ...
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Can't watch youtube videos with chromium on ubuntu 13.04 64-bit [duplicate]

I've digged all over google but I can't find any solution to my problem. Firefox works pretty well. I have this issue only with chromium and only with youtube. I have no problem watching videos at ...
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What's a good 2D animation program (an alternative for e.g. Flash CS)?

I don't mean the flash player here, I'm talking about the flash program that I can make animations with. Like Adobe Flash CS (formerly known as Macromedia flash). Is there a program on linux that I ...
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Flash player not working in 14.04 LTS

Clean install of 14.04 LTS. Single OS. Have installed Chrome for linux, updated, removed, reinstalled 14.04 LTS. No flash. I have done everything from every site I can find, nothing. Using Chrome I ...
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Record Live Streaming

Is it possible to record live streaming from websites such as Ustream or any other similar website using Adobe Flash Player? I know that is possible to record the screen but the quality is not that ...
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Modifying the speed at which a process runs ( Cheat Engine alternative as a Flash Game Speed Hack)

In Windows, there is a tool for Flash games called Cheat Engine which can speed up/down a process by X amount, making the time needed for a task in a game to go faster or slower than in the real ...
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How do I play movies on Google Play?

When trying to play a movie I purchased from Google Play, the movie player (same Flash-based one used by YouTube) spits out the following error message over a background of faux-TV-static: An ...
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Adobe flash player not working with Amazon Prime

I have ubuntu 12.04 64bit using Google Chrome. I had chromium from the app center then today amazon prime video stopped working. It told me to update Flash. So I uninstalled chromium and installed ...
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High CPU usage while playing Flash

When I play video on YouTube CPU usage rises to 100% in both Firefox and Chrome. What I'm running: Processor Intel Core2Duo E4500 2 x 2.2GHz Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 with latest updates Flash Plugin ...
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Not able to change flash settings

My Gnome crashes constantly when I open web pages containing flash so I tried to turn off the hardware acceleration. I opened the Adobe flash player settings panel but found that the buttons are not ...
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Getting flash 10.2 GPU acceleration working

I'm using 32 bit ubuntu 10.10 and the latest version of the NVidia drivers for an ION GPU and have downloaded the new 10.2 flash beta. I can confirm that in firefox I am using the beta of flash but ...
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Why can't Firefox run local .swf files?

My goal is trying to run .swf files through Firefox and NOT a standalone player. When trying to run local .swf files on Firefox 29.0 (currently on 14.04), the browser opens the Open With/Save File ...
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Flash in browsers does not play sound accurately using Pulse network audio

I use PulseAudio to send sound over the LAN to an audio server. When playing any Flash media in Firefox or Chrome, the sound flutters (example), as if the volume were going up and down every second. ...
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Why doesn't Adobe Flash Player 11.x have hardware acceleration?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 with a Nvidia Geforce 8600M GT and a Nvidia Geforce 525M GT (drivers; nvidia-current-updates via Ubuntu). While Adobes Flash Player 11.x was working with full Hardware ...
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How do I configure Chrome to use the system installed Flash instead of the bundled one?

I just updated to Chrome 20.0.1132.43 which includes Flash 11.3.31.109. Since that update most of the flash videos I watch online will randomly display erratic behavior (skipping like a broken CD, ...
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Update Manager got stuck (but not frozen) while installing downloaded updates. What should I do?

I have just gotten my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop computer reassembled after a trip back home and connected it to my parent's wireless Internet connection. The connection seems quite shaky (disconnects ...
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This flash plugin was blocked because it is out of date

This question is now obsolete since Chromium and its derivatives like Google Chrome use the more modern PPAPI Flash Player plug-in. It's built in to Chrome, but Chromium users need to rely on other ...
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Cannot watch youtube in fullscreen mode

When I am watching videos on youtube and toggle the screen to full screen or switch back from full screen to normal mode, the video stops and sometimes stops loading or starts loading from the start ...
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Why is Google Chrome displaying artifacts in YouTube? [closed]

Since installing 12.10, Chrome has been displaying bizarre colored artifacts over youtube videos, I can still watch the videos, but it's more than a little irritating. I've installed Chromium, and ...
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Screen becomes white after exiting Full screen flash videos

This happens a lot when I spend my day watching online videos (especially long ones). When I exit Full scren from flash video, the whole screen becomes white and I can't do anything to fix it. I ...
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Where is the Flash in Chrome?

I installed Google Chrome. This is the first thing I did after installing Ubuntu. I went into firefox, and went to chrome.google.com, and hit the button. I don't like package managers, and avoid the ...
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Flash player in Epiphany

I have installed Epiphany browser, and really like it because of it's startup time and small footprint. However, I am unable to make youtube or huhu videos (anything that requires flash) to run on ...
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Flash not working in Firefox

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 in my system with gnome shell. When I try to watch any videos on any video streaming website in Firefox, I am not able to watch. At the same time those videos can be ...
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How do I make Chromium use Flash from Google Chrome?

Now, that Adobe has stopped issuing new releases for Linux desktops, the only option for users is to use Google Chrome, for those who want to use the latest Flash updates. I use Chromium. Is there any ...
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Why did Adobe stop Flash Player for Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adobe will stop releasing new versions of Flash - what will happen to flash support in Ubuntu? I have heard Adobe claims they stopped developing Flash Player for Linux ...
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Flash video is insanely choppy?

I tried changing my refresh rate in Compiz but that didn't work. It's just so slow and choppy you wouldn't believe. I know it's not my graphics card because before I installed Ubuntu I had Windows XP ...
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How to get online Movie Rental Service to Work

I turned to Ubuntu 12.10 (and then Mint...and then back) as a means for giving one last leg to an old PC. I'm thrifty, and thought Ubuntu's UI was very attractive. As it stands, I love how Ubuntu ...
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Hardware acceleration of Chrome's Flash plugin

Running Flash in Google Chrome drains my CPU massively: I figured that the cause of this issue would be that hardware acceleration of flash is turned off. When I tried turning it by right clicking ...
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4oD (UK) - Can't stream

I'm using the most up-to-date version of firefox and flash player. When I go on 4oD and press play I used to get the loading screen showing forever with nothing playing. I then had a search and ...
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Choppy Flash Audio

Playing flash videos (youtube and standalone flash) gives me choppy audio and video. It seems intermittent, I was playing youtube videos earlier with no problems ... now I can't. Using: 64 bit ...
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(Only) YouTube Videos automatically fast forward

I recently updated my Ubuntu from 11.10 to 12.04 lts and there seems to be a problem while I'm playing YouTube videos they, for no reason, start to fastforward (audio and video). This does not happen ...
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VLC for flash video

Is it possible to play all flash videos using VLC because flash is consuming a lot of processing power? In addition with VLC I will be able to record every stream for example Ustream etc. I am using ...
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Is there an 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 ...