How to update pepper flash?


#1

Hello everyone I have tried to play a specific video and it says I need adobe flash player and it takes me to the downloads. I am using ubuntu mate on a raspberry pi 3 with chromium. I know that I need pepper flash player for chromium on linux. So I download it by installing appgrid and downloading it from there. I play the video and it does not take me to the download site anymore. Instead it says I need the latest flash player and I have not found a way to update it.Any reply is always appreciated.


#2

As mentioned in your other thread covering this topic, FreshPlayer plugin might be your only option as Adobe no longer support Linux in their Flash.

If you cannot install it from the ppa, you may need to compile it yourself.


#3

For the most part I don’t really know anything about compiling. Can you tell me what compile is and if you can how to do it.


#4

It’s probably better if you install it from webupd8’s PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash

And then install from Partner (make sure this is enabled in your software sources):

sudo apt install adobe-flashplugin

Let me know how you get on.


#5

Ok, so when I did the last command on your reply I got a message saying that there was no installation candidate. Maybe I need a PPA for that too.

P:S I uninstalled pepper flash from app grid and reinstalled it with the commands you gave me.
The terminal also said this when I was installing the adobe-flashplugin.
Package adobe-flashplugin is not available, but is referred to by another package.


#6

pepperflashplugin-nonfree

Also, kindly email the site’s administrator telling them they have less than 2 years until Adobe officially terminates flash support entirely.

edit: see post below.


#7

Than how will we get flash for chromium!


#8

So I have tried getting adobe on firefox with a flash player plugin and other stuff and I got this more detailed error saying…

failed to load libpepflashplayer.so
fresh wrapper is a translation layer which needs ppapi plugin backend. Ensure your system have
libpepflashplayer.so available.


#9

I’ve just recently noticed that pepperflashplugin-nonfree is a depreciated package and isn’t installing the latest version of pepper flash (Chromium now alerts you of this.) You can install the latest version from adobe:

  1. in “software and updates” go to “other software” and check “canonical partners” (if it isn’t already checked.)
  2. Close all browsers and thunderbird.
  3. sudo apt update && sudo apt install adobe-flashplugin
  4. This also installs the (buggy) npapi flash plugins so be sure to disable them (add-ons->plugins->(shockwave flash)->never activate) in firefox and thunderbird.

[Tutorial] - Flash Player for Chromium and Firefox
#10

The whole Flash situation is a train wreck, and there are 2 years to go until Flash is made obsolete.

Unfortunately, bbc.co.uk uses Flash all over the place. I have “solved” the problem by downloading Chrome which, unlike Chromium, has Flash built in, and viewing BBC sites on it. Everything else goes to Firefox.