I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and would like to use Adobe flash in Chromium (or Chrome). How can I do this? If not possible, what linux software is available that will work with flash files?

  • google chrome have an integrated flashplugin (latest version), chromium is using default flashplayer from the system (old version), askubuntu.com/questions/341428/… Apr 5, 2014 at 16:17
  • chrome is using pepper plugin to play flash recently, it's embedded in chrome. If you want to use it in chromium check out this link askubuntu.com/questions/424322/…
    – kenn
    Apr 5, 2014 at 16:31
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    This is not a duplicate because Chromium needs pepper flash and not the old flash plugin which is the subject of the other question.
    – mniess
    May 29, 2014 at 17:20
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    – Danatela
    Jun 2, 2014 at 8:45
  • askubuntu.com/questions/449103/…
    – orezvani
    Aug 19, 2014 at 1:03

4 Answers 4

  1. Install the package pepperflashplugin-nonfree.
  2. Open a terminal with CTRL+ALT+T
  3. Run the command sudo apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfree

You won't need to install Adobe Flash if you install Google Chrome, it has an integrated flashplugin:

The Google Chrome browser (32 bit) includes Adobe Flash Player built-in. Accordingly, it's not necessary for Chrome to download Flash Player separately.


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    Google Chrome and Chromium are different browsers (with the same code base though). The former has Flash integrated, the latter doesn't.
    – kravietz
    May 24, 2016 at 8:02

You need to install the package pepperflashplugin-nonfree. Here are the instructions:

  1. Open a terminal with CTRL+ALT+T
  2. Run the command sudo apt-get install -y pepperflashplugin-nonfree
  3. Restart Chromium

The next working fine for me in UbuntuStudio 16.04 64 bits (the above not working)

I copy and paste from:


"As of 2015-05, the old "pepperflashplugin-nonfree" is deprecated in favor of an official, maintained, one-step package called adobe-flashplugin, which works for Firefox and Chromium and derivatives, but not for Yandex.Browser 46.0.2490.3623 beta (64-bit version) on November 2015. No terminals, no multiverse.

Add the Canonical Partners software source, and install adobe-flashplugin. See Chromium/Getting-Partner-Flash. Chromium/Getting-Flash

(2015-11-13 15:15:49 by hans-hellen)"

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