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Old 09-11-2014, 04:05 PM   #1
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Flash does not work in Chromium 37, works in Firefox 32 in Mint 17


I have Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 64-bit.

Chromium 37 and Firefox 32 both from official repositories.
Flash refuses to work in Chromium. When I open a flash-containing page (e.g.iPlayer), I see "You need to install Flash Player to play this content." with a button to install. I tried to install it, but it issues an error "The channel 'qiana-partner' is not known". Opening the page apt:adobe-flashplugin (i.e. without channel) issues the message that adobe-flashplugin is already installed. But iPlayer continues to issue the same error, and http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html does not show flash animation.

At the same time, Flash works fine in Firefox 32.
 
Old 09-11-2014, 04:53 PM   #2
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Google dropped support for NPAPI (Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface) since Chrome/Chromium v.35 in favour of its own pepperflash plugin. Not sure about Mint, but on Debian it's necessary to install the pepperflashplugin-nonfree package from the repositories in order to get flash working on Chromium. Being Mint based on Debian there's probably a similar package there. You can search on your preferred package manager, or issue this command to see if you get any hits:

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aptitude search pepper
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:16 PM   #3
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Thanks for your input, odiseo.
I found and installed pepperflashplugin-nonfree in Synaptic.
Unfortunately, it did not help.
 
Old 09-11-2014, 05:22 PM   #4
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That's strange. Have you tried checking if it's enabled? Try typing the following in the address bar: chrome://plugins and check whether the plugin is enabled (it should be by default, but you never know). And also, restart Chromium if you haven't done so.

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Old 09-11-2014, 05:25 PM   #5
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Browser restart helped.
Thanks!
 
Old 09-11-2014, 05:26 PM   #6
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Good. Glad to help.
 
Old 09-12-2014, 02:42 AM   #7
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Hello, people. Hello, darkduck. Could you be so kind as to tell me how you can view Flash vids in Firefox? I can't at all. I run openSUSE 13.1 and I have to view Flash with Chromium, vids do not work at all in Firefox unless they are HTML5.
I have pepperflash with Chromium, it runs fine, and if I happen to right-click a vid it says "About Adobe Flashplayer 14.x." In FF it does not run properly at all, and a right-click reveals that it is Adobe Flash Player 11.x - no matter how many times a zypper up updated the Adobe Flash.
 
Old 09-12-2014, 03:48 AM   #8
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I think FF needs adobe's plugin, not pepperflash.
I have adobe-flashplugin installed through Synaptic in my Mint 17, and that's enough for FF to show videos. This is v.11 of Flash.
 
  


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