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Old 01-04-2016, 06:41 PM   #1
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Ubuntu and flashplayer and politics


Ubuntu has problems installing a flashplayer lately. My Software Centre says I have flash player, but some sites won't play. See attached screenshot. What is happening? Flashplayer wants a monopoly?

I went here and https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ read

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NOTE: Adobe Flash Player 11.2 will be the last version to target Linux as a supported platform. Adobe will continue to provide security backports to Flash Player 11.2 for Linux.
I use Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.10, and Firefox.

What are the alternatives to Flashplayer?
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:26 PM   #2
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Do you have "Version 11.2.202.559" installed? There are minor changes shown by the last three digits in the Version number, sometimes weekly or more often. Check firefox add-ons to see which flash you have. You can enable html5 in firefox or use google-chrome browser.
 
Old 01-04-2016, 09:44 PM   #3
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Thanks, I checked that:

Firefox Plugins has Shockwave Flash 11.2.202.559, last updated 2016 01 05
 
Old 01-05-2016, 06:27 AM   #4
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pedrowski, this is old news.
adobe decided to not develop flash for linux anymore, and more and more sites don't work anymore.
fortunately, more and more sites also don't use that stinking pile of **** called flash anymore.
the highest flash version can be used with chrome/chromium, they use pepperflash, which is still being developed for linux (or android, more likely).
in other words, install chromium and chromium pepper flash.
 
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What are the alternatives to Flashplayer?
PepperFlash -> I do not run Ubutututu but I got me a rpm of chrome and unzipped it, extracted pepperflash then set up a dummy directory structor of chrome/plugins then moved pepperflash into it, firefox sees it and it works.
 
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Hi...

It might be that these sites you've mentioned no longer support version 11.2 anymore, as it is fairly old at this point. However, the Pepper version found in Google Chrome is still being supported and is now at version 20.

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