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I have Pepper Flash Plugin installed, but it doesn't work on chromium and still every webpage prompts to install Adobe flash.

I removed and installed it again but nothing changed. I'm sure it's installed because with attempt to new install get this message:

sudo apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfree

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
pepperflashplugin-nonfree is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 6 not upgraded.

Ps. This is how I removed the plugin before installing it again:

apt-get remove --purge pepperflashplugin-nonfree

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  pepperflashplugin-nonfree*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 6 not upgraded.
After this operation, 66.6 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 199594 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing pepperflashplugin-nonfree (1.3ubuntu1) ...
Purging configuration files for pepperflashplugin-nonfree (1.3ubuntu1) ...

apt-get clean

Thanks

  • With what command did you remove it with the use of? – user364819 Jan 26 '15 at 21:55
  • @Toroidal sudo apt-get remove --purge pepperflashplugin-nonfree then sudo apt-get clean – DummyBeginner Jan 26 '15 at 21:59
  • And what was the output of that command? – user364819 Jan 26 '15 at 22:14
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    you can save your tendons some by typing sudo apt-get purge instead of sudo apt-get remove --purge – mchid Jan 26 '15 at 22:22
  • @Toroidal I added it to question, Thanks – DummyBeginner Jan 26 '15 at 22:23
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Despite what was said on Ubuntu wiki and here to simply install flash on Chromium by pepperflashplugin-nonfree package; I was forced to manually copy the pepperflash plugin file from Google chrome to chromium in the way expounded here :


Download Google Chrome and extract libpepflashplayer.so from /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash in the Chrome deb file Copy libpepflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins Make the necessary changes to the Chromium startup

sudo gedit /etc/chromium-browser/default

Add this to the CHROMIUM_FLAGS

CHROMIUM_FLAGS="--ppapi-flash-path=/usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins/libpepflashplayer.so --ppapi-flash-version=11.5.31.2"

You can get the correct version of the flash plugin from the "version": json tag in the mainfest.json from /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash in the Chrome deb file


Now I have Adobe Flash Player - Version: 16.0.0.291 on Chromium and it works fine. I don't know if I could get updates for flash on Chromium using this on Trminal:

sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --status

Because it doesn't give anything on Terminal.

If you have any idea of how to keep the flash player updated on Chromium (without manually copying .so file eachtime a new version is released);

Also about the reason of pepperflashplugin-nonfree didn't copy the plugin file in Chromium folder or didn't update CHROMIUM_FLAGS="" in /etc/chromium-browser/default automtically, please let me know in comments.

Thanks

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    This is just an idea how to deal with the update problem: instead of copying the plugin files to the chromium location, create a symbolic link to the file. – user23573 Oct 25 '15 at 18:25
  • @BogdanWilli Hmm, interesting. I'll try that. Thanks – DummyBeginner Oct 28 '15 at 18:18
  • @BogdanWilli Symlink has worked great. But one thing: this way the flash plugin version number in front ofCHROMIUM_FLAGS in the /etc/chromium-browser/default would remain the old number and wouldn't change. So even though the file itself has been updated, but it presents a wrong version number to chromium (it can be seen in chrome://plugins). I don't know if this affects the functionality of the plugin. However, if you have a solution for this too, I'd appreciate it. – DummyBeginner Oct 30 '15 at 22:02
  • Also sudo apt-get remove adobe-flashplugin if you still have it installed because it will conflicts with pepperflashplugin-nonfree. – Maxime R. Jul 26 '16 at 20:35
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Regarding version updates, you can add to /etc/chromium-browser/default the following line:

version=$(grep version /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/manifest.json | sed 's|.*"version": ||;s|"||g;s|,||')

and change the the pappi-flash-version flag linke accordingly:

CHROMIUM_FLAGS="--ppapi-flash-path=/opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/ --ppapi-flash-version=$version"

And put the actual path to the files, wherever they are without having google chrome as well. Theoretically you don't even need any symlinks, unless the internal program rejects non-standard locations for some crazy reason, which would even lead anyone to question why it's asking for a location that should be hardcoded to begin with.

However, while it seems to work through chrome://plugins, on actual pages I get "couldn't load plugin". I don't think it's caused by this method of setting up the variables, though. Unless there are indeed crazy reasons.

Funnily enough chrome's flash works on chrome and firefox... but not chromium...

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Thanks your manual install fixed my problem. It shouldn't be too hard to script this.

I'm running Chromium Version 37.0.2062.120 on a Debian 7.1 fork.

I have a somewhat different problem. If I install pepperflash, apt-get removes chromium & chromium-browser:

The following packages will be REMOVED:
  chromium chromium-browser
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  pepperflashplugin-nonfree
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 2 to remove

The opposite is also true, when installing chromium, apt-get will remove pepperflash if it's installed.

Here's what I did:

  1. install pepperflashplugin-nonfree. This installed flash version 16.0.0.305.

  2. copy the /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree dir for use later.

  3. install chromium and chromium-browser which removed pepperflashplugin-nonfree.

  4. copy libpepflashplayer.so & manifest.json from the backup in step 2 to /usr/lib/chromium/plugins (I don't have a /usr/lib/chromium-browser dir).

  5. edit /etc/chromium/default and append --ppapi-flash-path=/usr/lib/chromium/plugins/libpepflashplayer.so --ppapi-flash-version=16.0.0.305 to CHROMIUM_FLAGS (I don't have /etc/chromium-browser/default).

for example:

CHROMIUM_FLAGS="--password-store=detect --ppapi-flash-path=/usr/lib/chromium/plugins/libpepflashplayer.so --ppapi-flash-version=16.0.0.305"
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Here is an update, I used the method as described by DummyBeginner on a version of FLASH 23,0,0,185.

However I got the Pepper Lib directly from Adobe https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/?no_redirect

Downloaded the .tar.gz for my linux version, inside I found libpepflashplayer.so, copied that to the "plugins" directory of Chromium and updated the "default" file with the version I found in the manifesto.json.

Works like a charm on chromuim version 50.0.2661.102 and Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit)

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