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Is there a Standalone Flash Pepper version available out there? Or would it be possible to execute the chrome plugin without running chrome? Thanks :-)

  • Can I use Chrome's Pepper Flash with Firefox? has an answer for getting Chrome's plugin working with Firefox, such that you won't need to actually open Google Chrome to use it. – Thomas Ward Dec 16 '14 at 23:07
  • It seems to be a solution for using Firefox. I would be interested in a stand alone flash player solution. – mika Dec 16 '14 at 23:49
  • okay, I misunderstood. That point not withstanding, there is no Pepper Flash standalone for Linux - only the Adobe standalones for Windows. HOWEVER, I would point out that the Adobe Standalone versions for Windows run perfectly fine under Wine without the need to install Flash for Linux. (Which fails miserably when you try and use it, because it's Flash 11, not Flash 15 or 16(beta).) – Thomas Ward Dec 17 '14 at 0:10
  • There is actually a Linux Projector adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html but it stopped support at flash v11.2. That is why I am interested in Pepper Flash which support latest features. – mika Dec 17 '14 at 0:28
  • I changed my comment to an answer. – Thomas Ward Dec 17 '14 at 0:36
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As far as I could tell (and I scoured Google to try and find an answer for this, and didn't find one even 15 pages in), there is no standalone runtime / projector / player for Pepper Flash.

However, as an alternative, you could use the Flash 15 Standalone Player executable for Windows(AppDB Entry) (or even the Flash 16 beta Standalone Player executable for Windows(AppDB Entry)) within Wine. I have tested this (on both of them), and it seems to work smoothly and without issues. In fact, I've noticed it runs FAR smoother than Firefox or Chrome's flash plugins does. It is a usable alternative until there is a Pepper Flash standalone (if there ever is, as all I could find was Pepper Flash is provided by Adobe to Google under license.)

Adobe also made a Flash 11 standalone player for Linux, but it is still Flash 11, and it is really buggy and crashed for me every time I tried to use it in Ubuntu 14.04. That's why I went the "Windows Standalone Flash Inside of Wine" route, which seems to work.


NOTE: Yes, the links don't work - it's too hard to play catchup every time Flash updates. Use this link always to find the 'latest' versions that Adobe makes available.

  • I will give it a try, do you think this could impact performance? – mika Dec 17 '14 at 1:01
  • @mika I have yet to see a performance decrease (It WON'T work in a browser though, as it's standalone). In fact, I see a performance increase compared to the browser-shipped Flash. However, the trade off is slightly higher CPU cycles and your graphics card being used a bit more. I still think it's a suitable alternative to waiting for a Pepper Flash standalone. (The only thing is, just like Windows, you'll need to tweak the security settings to let it reach out to the internet if it needs internet features. That's just like Windows though, and just like the Flash plugin for Firefox, too.) – Thomas Ward Dec 17 '14 at 1:08
  • I wonder how it will compare in term of performance to the latest Linux Air v2.6 – mika Dec 17 '14 at 1:17
  • @mika Air doesn't work for everything, you know. It's not a full Flash replacement. – Thomas Ward Dec 17 '14 at 1:29
  • Actually, isn't Air a flash wrapper with an extended AS3 API? – mika Dec 19 '14 at 16:35
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You may want to try something like pipelight sudo apt-get install pipelight

pipelight-plugin --enable flash

This has the advantage of also supporting unity3d and silverlight if you enable them, and should be up to date, as it runs flash through wine.

  • Thanks! When running sudo apt-get install pipelight-multi ttf-mscorefonts-installer defoma I get the following E: Package 'defoma' has no installation candidate – mika Dec 29 '14 at 17:07
  • Thanks! This fixed the missing font error: stackoverflow.com/questions/27431470/… – mika Jan 3 '15 at 2:33
  • Thanks for the resource, although this is not a standalone solution since it requires a browser. – mika Jan 3 '15 at 2:52

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