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Old 04-29-2017, 04:32 PM   #16
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Pepperflash gets its actual flash plugin from the Chrome browser. If Chrome is not installed, pepper flash won't work. So, you should uninstall the pepperflash packages, install the Chrome browser, and reinstall the pepperflash packages. Then you should have HTML5 capability in firefox, which is what you want.
Thanks Awesome but Chrome is currently installed.
 
Old 04-29-2017, 04:37 PM   #17
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honestly?
there's 2 packages.
one of them has a green square, the other an empty square.
what does that tell you?
LOL Yeah, but the checked one said "pepperflash" too.
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on a sidenote...
many people are not making full use of the synaptic search function.
if you just enter the text in the little text field, you only get packages that have the exact string enetered in their name.
if, however, you press the magnifying glass you get more options, e.g. "look in description and name".
Okay, checked the magnifying glass but didn't know which option to choose. "maintainer"???
 
Old 04-29-2017, 04:40 PM   #18
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Ok, I'm going to go against the grain here, Gregg. If you're not using Chrome then you don't need Pepper Flash (at least for the moment as Firefox still supports NPAPI flash). In fact, because you have a residual configuration of pepperflashplugin-nonfree as well as an installed browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash, things are not going to go smoothly as it is.

So, what I would suggest is that you close your browser and remove both peppers:

sudo apt-get --purge autoremove pepperflashplugin-nonfree browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash

Then, reinstall flashplugin-installer just in case:

sudo apt-get --reinstall install flashplugin-installer

Then relaunch Firefox and test out the relevant videos again (the grammar one you posted works fine for me with Firefox and flashplugin-installer).
Thanks hydrurga. I would do this but I do use Chrome sometimes. I guess I could give it up but I'd rather not if I don't have to.
 
Old 04-29-2017, 04:45 PM   #19
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This is weird. I have two computers (granted, the one having the problems playing the videos is much older) both running Xubuntu 16.04LTS. Both 64 bit. You saw the screenshot in post #12, where only one of the pepperflash boxes was checked (on the older, problematic computer).

Well, I decided to check what was up in Synaptic with this (the newer) computer (the one with no video problems) and neither of those boxes were checked! (268)

What's going on?
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Old 04-29-2017, 04:50 PM   #20
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Thanks hydrurga. I would do this but I do use Chrome sometimes. I guess I could give it up but I'd rather not if I don't have to.
Fair enough.

Here's the strange thing though - I only have flashplugin-installer installed and I can still see flash content on Chrome. I assume that Chrome now has built-in flash support.

As an example, I can see this in both Firefox and Chrome:

http://www.dhs.state.il.us/accessibi...ash/video.html
 
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Pepperflash gets its actual flash plugin from the Chrome browser. If Chrome is not installed, pepper flash won't work. So, you should uninstall the pepperflash packages, install the Chrome browser, and reinstall the pepperflash packages. Then you should have HTML5 capability in firefox, which is what you want.
The pepperflash plugin is no longer bundled with chrome. version 54-ish and newer. The actual plugin you have to get from get.adobe.com/flashplayer like the other flash version. Or however your distro bundles it. Although if you have chrome installed, the installation process probably grabs it from the external source. Just note that if you're following a guide with the download chrome.deb and extract the plugin, that it's no longer there to be extracted. You do not need chrome (or at least I don't) to use it.
 
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Sheesh! Adding the second pepperflash in Synaptic (pepperflashplugin-nonfree) did the trick. (Thanks Awesome.) (Sorry to make such a big project out of this when the solution was so simple!) Thanks!
 
Old 04-29-2017, 07:19 PM   #23
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The pepperflash plugin is no longer bundled with chrome. version 54-ish and newer. The actual plugin you have to get from get.adobe.com/flashplayer like the other flash version. Or however your distro bundles it. Although if you have chrome installed, the installation process probably grabs it from the external source. Just note that if you're following a guide with the download chrome.deb and extract the plugin, that it's no longer there to be extracted. You do not need chrome (or at least I don't) to use it.

To add to this already said:
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ok this has been going on for how many days now, and still not even close to fixed or found out it cannot be fixed?

one more time

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

that should take you to adobe to select a different version OS drop down
Linux
64 or 32

select the PPAPI for pepflash --> flash_player_ppapi_linux.x86_64.tar.gz open in ark or file-roller see content select the libpepflashplayer.so file un-tar it then just move it into desired directory .. done

or select the NAPAI for just flash same thing done --

or you can select both to be covered


go back to enjoying youtube hopefully as you state the one giving you problems is older but I've done this with old atom netbook CPUs old dual core 64bit cpus too. always works if you put it in the right place.

just leave all of the other stuff behind. ..

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Old 04-30-2017, 11:28 AM   #24
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To add to this already said:
OP
ok this has been going on for how many days now, and still not even close to fixed or found out it cannot be fixed?

one more time

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

that should take you to adobe to select a different version OS drop down
Linux
64 or 32

select the PPAPI for pepflash --> flash_player_ppapi_linux.x86_64.tar.gz open in ark or file-roller see content select the libpepflashplayer.so file un-tar it then just move it into desired directory .. done

or select the NAPAI for just flash same thing done --

or you can select both to be covered


go back to enjoying youtube hopefully as you state the one giving you problems is older but I've done this with old atom netbook CPUs old dual core 64bit cpus too. always works if you put it in the right place.

just leave all of the other stuff behind. ..
Thanks BW but checking the one box in Synaptic got the video working properly. (see post #22).

I bookmarked the Adobe site in case I need it in the future. Appreciate it.

Last edited by Gregg Bell; 04-30-2017 at 11:30 AM. Reason: I clarified something
 
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Thanks BW but checking the one box in Synaptic got the video working properly. (see post #22).

I bookmarked the Adobe site in case I need it in the future. Appreciate it.
finally -- good -- glad it's working again. and you're welcome -- enjoy
 
  


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