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)


  • Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit
  • firefox 50.0.2
  • chromium 53.0.2785.143

Installing adobe-flashplugin from Canonical Partner should give you Flash plugins for both Firefox and Chromium.


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

or you can try this : html5ify

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