Use Google’s Pepper Flash Inside Your Firefox Browser Via Fresh Player Plugin, Tweaks Available For Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Fresh Player Plugin is a wrapper that allows the users to use Google Chrome’s Pepper Flash on Firefox. Due to the fact that only Google Chrome comes with support for the latest Adobe Flash Player, some third party developer has created the Fresh Player Plugin wrapper.

While it is still under massive development, the latest version available being Fresh Player Plugin 0.1.0 (Fresh Player Plugin Alpha 1), all the main features (sound playback, video playback in full screen mode, etc) work well, except hardware acceleration.

In this article I will show you how to install Fresh Player Plugin 0.1.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Isis, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, LXLE 14.04 and their derivative systems.

First, we have to install and enable Pepper Flash , so that the Fresh Player Plugin because the wrapper needs the libpepflashplayer.so (pepper flash library) to work.

Follow the below instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation:

Install Pepper Flash Plugin on Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems (needed by Fresh Player Plugin):

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

Now, create this symlink:

$ sudo mkdir -p /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash
$ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/pepflashplugin-installer/libpepflashplayer.so /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash

Install Fresh Player Plugin on Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install freshplayerplugin

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