I use Ubuntu 14.04, and I installed Chromium from the software center.My problem is on YouTube, when an ad plays that i cannot skip, once the ad is over it just freezes on the last frame of said ad. The video does not start. If I enter full screen or leave it, the ad starts over, but the video never plays. I do not have adobe flash installed in chrome, I do have it in Firefox.
Chromium though also
Chrome has a builtin flash player called Pepper. It is Adobe Flash bundled within Google Chrome. read this. So your problem may be there.
So, either disable the default flash player and install another one such as adobe flash player, or try Firefox, but you still also need to install another player.
If you just don't like to use Adobe flash player you can have a wide range of alternatives such as:
- GNU Gnash
sudo apt-get install browser-plugin-gnash
Shumway(you can use the Firefox extension only)
Thanks for @ dadexix86
Unlike in Chrome, Flash is not bundled in Chromium, for obvious licensing reasons.
Quoted from https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Chromium/Getting-Flash:
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. No terminals, no multiverse.
Now how to get flash for Chromium refer to this https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Chromium/Getting-Partner-Flash