How to get modern flash on Firefox for Linux!

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  1. Lodge

    Lodge MDL Novice

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    #1 Lodge, Jun 3, 2016
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    So, i don't really like to use Google Chrome / Chromium. Although flash is dieing some websites such as twitch have yet to make the move to HTML 5. I'd highly advise turning on click to play.

    Using the freshplayer wrapper we can use Chrome's flash player on Firefox and Firefox based browsers. The reason being that Adobe's flash is outdated.

    For Ubuntu 16.04 and 15.10
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfree browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash
    This should also work on Debian Jessie provided you enable the nonfree and contrib repositories.

    For Ubuntu 14.04
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash
    
    Note: You should probably uninstall any other flash player's to avoid conflict.
     
  2. thorin0815

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  3. Lodge

    Lodge MDL Novice

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    Indeed. I should have included that in My OP. Apologies.

    This being noted, It is important to enable click to play for security purposes.
     
  4. Capum130

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    I have Mint 17.3, I should use For Ubuntu 14.04 instructions then?!
    will check that out later.
     
  5. Lodge

    Lodge MDL Novice

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    Yes. You should use the Ubuntu 14.04 instructions as Mint 17.3 Is based on Ubuntu 14.04.
     
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    yep, that' ok thorin0815 thanks for the heads up, very useful info :)
     
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    I uninstalled flashpl and installed gnash. gnash isn't a perfect replacement, but it's close enough for me. I do have Chromium Browser available, but I've had to use it very little.
     
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    jaykstah MDL Novice

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    Kudos for this post, this is some useful stuff :)
     
  10. hearywarlot

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    Just drop Flash, it is time for it to DIE and be replaced by HTML5. GLORY TO HTML5!!!
     
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    I would be the first person to trash the Flash, but Twitch still needs it. :mad:
     
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  12. hearywarlot

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    Which Linux distribution do you use?

    I quick tested Twitch.tv on 'Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon' (is based on *buntu 16.04) from ISO in Virtualbox (After disabling Flash player plugin) and it works perfectly.
    I even went to 'youtube.com/html5' to see how complete Media Source extension support was and it filled all boxes.

    You will have to install the required media codecs, since Mint 18 does not ship with them for some reason (maybe licence/copyright avoidance?).
    This can be done on Live CD through a easy menu option: (Start Menu > Sound and Video > Install Multimedia Codecs).
    If you install Linux Mint you only need to enable in the installer the 'Install third-party software.....' checkbox.
     
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    Do you mean GNOME-Twitch? I tested it right after installing Mint 18 (with all codecs installed) but the chat refused to work.
     
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    No, I mean real Twitch.tv through Firefox on both livestream and video's using no Crash player.
     
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    #16 thorin0815, Aug 10, 2016
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    #17 hearywarlot, Aug 10, 2016
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  17. thorin0815

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    The last Anime I have watched was Akira in the early 90s. :D
     
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  18. hearywarlot

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    Last anime I watched was God Eater and Jojo's Bizarre Story: Diamond is Unbreakable.
    Usually I just read Manga or do other stuff.
     
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