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Some websites already support the html5 video format. But some do not. Chromium tells me here that

this video cannot be played on this devise  

I read that there are lightspark (latest release 2013-03-16) and gnash as alternative standalone players.

Is it not possible to get a browser plug as flash alternative to play videos?

I also am not able to play this video with firefox (all plugins disabled)

Stack:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit
  • firefox 50.0.2
  • chromium 53.0.2785.143
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Installing adobe-flashplugin from Canonical Partner should give you Flash plugins for both Firefox and Chromium.

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Even if you have alterntives you have to force chrome to use them.Example

or you can try this : html5ify

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