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 Responses

  1. k.p.h says:

    11.10 no problem, Many Thnaks

  2. dave says:

    ive already installed chromium but when i use the first command it says its not availible

  3. Mike says:


    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound


  4. Gianni says:

    Great, thank you!!!

  5. allan says:

    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!

  6. adrianrn says:

    did everything but still not working videos are black

  7. Whois says:

    Right clicking on the Chromium icon doesn’t do anything. 🙁

  8. Joshua says:

    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.

  9. Proton gradient says:

    Thanks a lot! that work for me perfectly in a lubuntu 12.04.

  10. Jorge says:

    Thank you very much!

  11. pcardout says:

    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.

  12. Ramesh says:

    Worked! Thank you!

  13. Udin says:

    Thanks you! This worked

  14. deefactorial says:

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

  15. deefactorial says:

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

  16. Arik says:

    When trying to get iso file to chrominium plugins I get massage, permission denied:( what to do?

  17. Frank says:

    Does not work

  18. Chacon says:

    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.

  19. MARC says:

    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.

  20. Lien Rag says:

    I get this: A Parser-blocking, cross-origin script,, is invoked via document.write. This may be blocked by the browser if the device has poor network connectivity. See for more details.
    [WARNING:flash/platform/pepper/pep_module.cpp(63)] SANDBOXED

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