How To Install Pepper Flash Player 12.0 On Ubuntu 14.04,13.10,13.04,12.10,12.04, Linux Mint 16,15,14,13, Pear OS 8,7 And Elementary OS 0.2

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Pepper Flash is a version of Adobe Flash Player, specially developed for Chromium, which is open-source, and so, can’t get the Flash Player API implemented by default, due to proprietary licence issues. The latest version available is Pepper Flash Player 12.0.

“For Flash Player releases after 11.2, the Flash Player browser plugin for Linux will only be available via the “Pepper” API as part of the Google Chrome browser distribution and will no longer be available as a direct download from Adobe. Adobe will continue to provide security updates to non-Pepper distributions of Flash Player 11.2 on Linux for five years from its release.”

In this article I will show you how to install Pepper Flash Player 12.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, and derivates, including: Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pear OS 8, Pear OS 7 and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

Because it has been added to the default repositories of Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, installing Pepper Flash Player 12.0 is easy. All you have to do is:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install pepflashplugin-nonfree

After the installation has been done completely, do this:

$ sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install

For Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 16, Linux Mint 15, Linux Mint 14, Linux Mint 13, Pear OS 8, Pear OS 7 and Elementary OS, Pepper Flash Player 12.0 is available via some third party PPA.

So, all you have to do is:

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

via lffl.org

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2 comments on “How To Install Pepper Flash Player 12.0 On Ubuntu 14.04,13.10,13.04,12.10,12.04, Linux Mint 16,15,14,13, Pear OS 8,7 And Elementary OS 0.2
  1. emanuele says:

    In this way we are able now to get rid of flash for an open source stuff, this is quite big news! Does it mean that all the relevant code is free now?

    and just another question, why is it called “nonfree” in the name?

    Thx for sharing!

    • CFWhitman says:

      You misunderstand. Pepper Flash is just a version of Adobe Flash for the Pepper plugin API instead of the Netscape plugin API. It’s no more Free than the old plugin. It is just maintained by Google instead of Adobe. In fact, what this installation routine does is download Google Chrome and extract the Pepper Flash plugin from it, since the Plugin is not distrbuted any other way besides inside of Chrome. If you want a free Flash, you have to look at projects like Gnash.

      It would be nice if at some point the Pepper Flash plugin would be made available without downloading all of Google Chrome to get it. Perhaps if it were, there would be one more reason for us to see more support for Pepper plugins outside of Chromium and Chrome.

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