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Old 06-24-2016, 06:51 AM   #1
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Pepper flash plugin for Firefox


I am aware that the Linux flash from Adobe is & will remain on 11.2, I have read that pepper flash plugin can be installed for Firefox without the need to have Chrome although I do already have Chrome on my system (Linux Mint) but I have had no success in getting it installed so far.
Does anyone have a simple & foolproof method for doing so please.
Thank you.
 
Old 06-24-2016, 12:52 PM   #2
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Hi gillsman
There's a fix called freshplayer which works. I have it and it makes firefox think pepper flash is a mozilla addon.
I don't know what system you have. Freshplayer is in the opensuse repos for me but if you google it there's plenty of stuff on it.
 
Old 06-24-2016, 01:55 PM   #3
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Hi gillsman
There's a fix called freshplayer which works. I have it and it makes firefox think pepper flash is a mozilla addon.
I don't know what system you have. Freshplayer is in the opensuse repos for me but if you google it there's plenty of stuff on it.
Yes, that does work.
It might be just the source, but I didn't find there was any "improvement" by using the pepperflash plugin. Just the opposite. As Flash is still receiving security updates, I've gone back to using it. Perhaps, by the time adobe stops updating flash for Linux it will all be sorted out.
 
Old 06-24-2016, 02:14 PM   #4
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Thanks petelq, I'll take a look but considering what cwizardone says I might just stick with flash for now as it is indeed still receiving security updates for now at least.
Thanks to you both.
 
Old 06-24-2016, 02:22 PM   #5
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I did notice a lot of things that no longer worked with native linux flash player (11.2) that do work with freshplayer w/ pepperflash. I use it on all my Debian machines (not available in repos for Fedora and not important enough to install manually to me) and it works beautifully for me, several sites for games work again.
 
Old 06-24-2016, 02:24 PM   #6
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Pepperflash is in the Mint repos as pepperflashplugin-nonfree, and can be installed with apt or synaptic.
 
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Pepperflash is in the Mint repos as pepperflashplugin-nonfree, and can be installed with apt or synaptic.
You also need browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash (in Debian, so assume it's available in *buntu/mint also) in order for Firefox to be able to use pepperflash.
 
Old 06-24-2016, 02:39 PM   #8
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Well I found the pepperflashplugin-nonfree in synaptic but I didn't find browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash, so where do I get that from & how is that installed please.
 
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Well I found the pepperflashplugin-nonfree in synaptic but I didn't find browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash, so where do I get that from & how is that installed please.
Do an
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apt-cache search freshplayer
see if anything comes up.
 
Old 06-24-2016, 04:35 PM   #10
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No not a thing, thanks though,
 
Old 06-26-2016, 08:05 PM   #11
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If you have Mint installed then you should automatically have adobe flashplayer installed, albeit 11.2, the variations there on, are important, especially as security updates are the issue as adobe flashplayer is prone to attacks.

Pepper flash is perhaps a variant of adobe flash, does it in the words of the debian page 'cause adobe to be downloaded' when talking about their solution to flash? In other words I think to have some benefits of adobe flash you will inevitably be subject to some of the vulnerabilities.

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