I need to use YouTube. I have Flash enabled in Chromium's settings, but it always says "could not load shockwave". I am running Lubuntu 13.04


Thanks to Erich E. Hoover and his team you can use Pipelight to run Flash, Shockwave, Silverlight and Unity Player in your native Ubuntu browsers.

The steps, reproduced here:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends pipelight-multi
sudo pipelight-plugin --update
sudo pipelight-plugin --enable flash

Have you installed lubuntu-restricted-extras. If you haven't, please do so along with the "recommends". In other words, run:

sudo apt-get install lubuntu-restricted-extras

but don't run

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends lubuntu-restricted-extras

unless you really know what you're doing.

Installing this package will pull in support for Microsoft fonts, Flash plugin, DVD playback, LAME (to create compressed audio files) and patent codecs for Chromium.


Chromium doesn't have Flash with the browser. Chrome does.

  • Chrome include Google's wrapper around the flash plugin called PepperFlash. Chromium doesn't ship with it and use only the plugin from Adobe. – Rémi Benoit Jan 3 '14 at 12:45

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