How to install Pepper Flash for Chromium Web browser on Ubuntu GNU/Linux

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This repository provides the pepflashplugin-installer package, which will download and install the newer "Pepper" (PPAPI) version of the Adobe Flash Player plugin for use with the Chromium Web browser on Ubuntu GNU/Linux. The package is similar to Ubuntu's official flashplugin-installer in that it does not include the plugin itself, but instead downloads the plugin and installs it automatically. (Specifically, it downloads the latest Google Chrome package, extracts the Pepper Flash files, and installs only those. Google Chrome itself is not installed nor otherwise used in any way.)


The pepflashplugin-installer package may be installed on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) or newer, for the amd64 or i386 architecture. It is known to work on 11.10 (Oneiric) if the update-notifier and update-notifier-common packages are upgraded to the version shipped with 12.04. It has not been tested on older releases of Ubuntu.

Install Pepper Flash installer on ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:skunk/pepper-flash
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pepflashplugin-installer

Once you installed pepper flash you need to add the following line

sudo vi /etc/chromium-browser/default

Add the following line

CHROMIUM_FLAGS="$CHROMIUM_FLAGS --ppapi-flash-path=/usr/lib/pepflashplugin-installer/ --ppapi-flash-version=$FLASH_VERSION"

Save and exit the file

Now you are ready to use new Pepper Flash for chromium browser.

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3 Responses

  1. Mark says:

    This file:
    sudo vi /etc/chromium-browser/default

    Does not exist in raring after installing chromium. Is this article still relevant?

  2. Assen says:

    It is still relevant.
    I installed 12.04 lts and chromium but had to tweak the /etc/chromium-browser/default as it still showed 11.2 flash version and i needed the 11.5

    CHROMIUM_FLAGS=”$CHROMIUM_FLAGS –ppapi-flash-path=/usr/lib/pepflashplugin-installer/ –ppapi-flash-version=11.5.0″

    and now i can load the page that required flash 11.5

  3. Uwe says:

    worked perfectly, very helpful!

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