I was wondering if someone could tell me how to install the adobe flashplayer for Chromium in Ubuntu 16.04.


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  • @bodhi.zazen it doesnt work. I can enable the canonical partners but the adobe-flashplugin is still missing from the software center. – Elysium Apr 30 '16 at 15:56
  • you need to tell us more then "it doesn't work" post the error message you are getting when installing. – Panther Apr 30 '16 at 16:09
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    @muru although I prefer peperflash and chromium, my understanding is pepperflash is now depreciated. See the wiki page I linked. – Panther Apr 30 '16 at 16:10
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    I'm voting to reopen this question because the installation process of PPAPI Flash became much easier since Adobe started to release it for Linux and Canonical packaged it in adobe-flashplayer. – David Foerster Nov 11 '16 at 9:02

Be sure to enable the Canonical partners repository then run:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install adobe-flashplugin
  • There is no 'Canonical partners' repo on 16.04 (fresh install). – bovender May 6 '16 at 20:02
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    For now (October 2016, Ubuntu 16.04) I added canonical partner, installed adobe-flashplugin but I go in some pages who need flash, e.g. pond5.com (to edit a clip) and I see "Get the Flash Player to see this clip..." so it doesn't work I mean Chromium doesn't seem to have it, even if I just installed it. I restarted computer and browser, still same text telling to get flash player... any ideas? – firepol Oct 20 '16 at 20:06
  • @firepol: Works for me: i.imgur.com/RPjQsN4.png – David Foerster Nov 11 '16 at 9:10
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    Additionally, I had to go to chrome://plugins and check always allow execution for the Adobe Flash Player plugin, otherwise some website would consider it is not installed. – Metaxal Dec 21 '16 at 8:08
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    chrome://plugins gives "This site can’t be reached" error. – liang Apr 29 '17 at 6:02
sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

works for chromium and firefox

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    Can you confirm that you're on 16.04? – bovender May 6 '16 at 20:02
  • It does in fact not work at the moment. Installing 3rd party applications in 16.04 is broken at the moment. This is a bug that should be fixed in the coming days. A bad alternative is to install chrome, it includes flash – D-unit May 6 '16 at 20:06

I stopped using Chromium, but I was using Pepper Flash for a while back then. It's deprecated now, adobe-flashplugin should be enough

Source: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Chromium/Getting-Flash

See also for detailled installation instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Chromium/Getting-Partner-Flash

  • just enabled the 3rd part canonical, but it is not there. – Elysium Apr 30 '16 at 16:04

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