Learn How to Install Adobe Flash Player On Ubuntu 16.4.



Adobe Flash Player is a browser plug for web utilities that can provide regular and engaging consumer experiences, attractive audio/video playback, and interesting gameplay. It is one of the most important plugins to run SWF records – an Adobe Flash file layout for exhibiting “animated” vector graphics on the internet. This article explains about – How to install Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu.

Prerequisites

  • A machine installed with Ubuntu.
  • A user with root privileges or root user.
  • Pre-installed ubuntu-restricted-extras package.

Installing Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player requires ubuntu-restricted-extras package. This package contains essential software which is not already included with Ubuntu due to legal or copyright reasons.

To install ubuntu-restricted-extras, use the following command −

$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

The sample output should be like this –

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
   cabextract chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra flashplugin-installer freepats
   gstreamer1.0-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer1.0-libav gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad
   gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad-faad gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad-videoparsers
   gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly-amr i965-va-driver
   liba52-0.7.4 libaacs0 libass5 libavcodec-extra libavcodec-ffmpeg-extra56
   libavfilter-ffmpeg5 libavformat-ffmpeg56 libavresample-ffmpeg2
   libavutil-ffmpeg54 libbdplus0 libbluray1 libbs2b0 libchromaprint0
   libcrystalhd3 libdc1394-22 libdca0 libde265-0 libdvdnav4 libdvdread4
   libfaad2 libflite1 libfluidsynth1 libgme0 libgsm1
   libgstreamer-plugins-bad1.0-0 libgtkglext1 libhardware2 libhybris
   libhybris-common1 libkate1 libmad0 libmedia1 libmimic0 libmjpegutils-2.1-0
   libmms0 libmodplug1 libmp3lame0 libmpeg2-4 libmpeg2encpp-2.1-0 libmpg123-0
   libmplex2-2.1-0 libmspack0 libofa0 libopenal-data libopenal1
   libopencore-amrnb0 libopencore-amrwb0 libopencv-calib3d2.4v5
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While installing ubuntu-restricted-extras package, it gives the following message to agree end-user license agreement for Microsoft software as shown below −

To install Flash player on Ubuntu, use the following command as shown below −

$sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

The sample output should be like this −

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Suggested packages:
x-ttcidfont-conf ttf-bitstream-vera | ttf-dejavu ttf-xfree86-nonfree xfs
The following NEW packages will be installed:
flashplugin-installer
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 289 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/6,804 B of archives.
After this operation, 59.4 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously unselected package flashplugin-installer.
(Reading database ... 173884 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../flashplugin-installer_24.0.0.186ubuntu0.16.04.1_amd64.deb ...
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To verify the state of Flash Player, open your Mozilla Firefox browser and add the following code on URL bar.

about:plugins

The sample output should be like this −

In the above article, we have learnt – How to install Adobe Flash Player On Ubuntu 16.4. In our next articles, we will come up with more Linux based tricks and tips. Keep reading!

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