Howto enable flash support for chromium browser

We have already dicussed howto install chromium browser in ubuntu .This tutorial will explain howto enable flash support for chromium browser

First you need to make sure you have installed chromium browser

Now you need to install flash using the following command

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

Now you need to copy file into /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins directory

sudo cp /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/ /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins

Now you can run the chromium browser using the following command from terminal

chromium-browser --enable-plugins


Go to Applications->Internet->Chromium Browser and right click it, add to panel.Right click the new chromium icon and add the following command where it says command

chromium-browser --enable-plugins

That's it from now on you should able to view youtube or any other flash video.

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50 thoughts on “Howto enable flash support for chromium browser

  1. Thank you very much! But I want to say that the ubuntu I have installed is 64bits system.So why the plugin file is not in lib64,it’s in lib?I install the .deb file before.And it was not OK.When I checked the files,I found that there’re plugin files in my lib64 file folder.I’m really don’t know why!

  2. Thanks, chome picked it up without having to copy the .so file I just had to run the install command sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree as instructed and it worked.

  3. An easier variant of this works on Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot. I am always forgetting how to do this when I reinstall an Ubuntu flavor on any of my several computers, but I know it’s about flashplugin.

    On ocelot,
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer just works. It downloads flashplugin itself and then seems to copy the .so to the correct directory. At any rate, that one-liner is ALL it takes. You just reopen chrome normally (the enable-plugins line is not needed anymore either) and it works.

  4. why not create a symbolic link instead of coping the file. that way when it gets updated chromium gets updated too!

  5. ln -s /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/ /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins/

  6. I did everything.
    I’m using Mint 17 with the ‘adobe-flashplugin’ package.
    The is a symbolic link at /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins;
    I also started the chromium as you said ‘chromium-browser –enable-plugins’ and replaced into the menu.
    But nothing happens. Even the chromium plugin list does not shows the plugin.

  7. Works for me.
    Very thank you!
    Although when i go to /tools/complements/ options of chromium the plugin adoble flash player don’t appear but is working.

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