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Title: Can't get Flash to work in Chromium
Post by: Daveyboy on January 26, 2016, 08:51:27 PM

I have tried installing flash in chromium  through install/remove software but without success.


BBC i Player tells me I need to install Adobe Flash player whereas ITV player tells me I need to update Flash player, so neither player will work in Chromium, yet both work flawlessly in Firefox.


I know I could use Firefox just for these but as everything previously worked flawlessly in Chrome (32bit Linux) I would expect to be able to achieve the same result in Chromium.


Any help or advise in achieving my goal would be very much appreciated
Title: Re: Can't get Flash to work in Chromium
Post by: rokytnji on January 26, 2016, 08:57:49 PM
Look for pepperflash in synaptic and install it.
Title: Re: Can't get Flash to work in Chromium
Post by: Daveyboy on January 26, 2016, 09:03:27 PM
Installed Pepper Flash as suggested but unfortunately I get exactly the same results as I did after installing Adobe Flash player
Title: Re: Can't get Flash to work in Chromium
Post by: rokytnji on January 26, 2016, 09:23:14 PM
Chromium has a preferences section that needs flash adjustment. You probably have both loaded now.

Mine is set:

Adobe Flash Player - Version: 20.0.0.286Shockwave Flash 20.0 r0
Title: Re: Can't get Flash to work in Chromium
Post by: Daveyboy on January 26, 2016, 09:38:19 PM
Chromium has a preferences section that needs flash adjustment. You probably have both loaded now.

Mine is set:

Adobe Flash Player - Version: 20.0.0.286Shockwave Flash 20.0 r0

Can you tell me where please for I have searched high & Low though the Settings Menu and can find no mention of Flash anywhere
Title: Re: Can't get Flash to work in Chromium
Post by: avj on January 26, 2016, 09:52:15 PM
I may be mistaken, but I think it is preferred that chromium be installed from Lite Software.
Title: Re: Can't get Flash to work in Chromium
Post by: Daveyboy on January 26, 2016, 09:54:43 PM
I may be mistaken, but I think it is preferred that chromium be installed from Lite Software.
Chromium was installed from Lite Software
Title: Re: Can't get Flash to work in Chromium
Post by: rokytnji on January 26, 2016, 09:56:35 PM
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Title: Re: Can't get Flash to work in Chromium
Post by: Daveyboy on January 26, 2016, 09:59:57 PM
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Plugins (2)     
Details
Chromium PDF Viewer (2 files)
Name:   Chromium PDF Viewer
Version:   
Location:   chrome-extension://mhjfbmdgcfjbbpaeojofohoefgiehjai/
Type:   BROWSER PLUGIN
    Disable
MIME types:   
MIME type   Description   File extensions
application/pdf     
.pdf
Name:   Chromium PDF Viewer
Description:   Portable Document Format
Version:   
Location:   internal-pdf-viewer
Type:   PPAPI (out-of-process)
    Disable
MIME types:   
MIME type   Description   File extensions
application/x-google-chrome-pdf   Portable Document Format   
.pdf
Disable   Always allowed to run
Widevine Content Decryption Module
Enables Widevine licenses for playback of HTML audio/video content.
Name:   Widevine Content Decryption Module
Description:   Enables Widevine licenses for playback of HTML audio/video content.
Version:   
Location:   /usr/lib/chromium-browser/libwidevinecdmadapter.so
Type:   PPAPI (out-of-process)
    Disable
MIME types:   
MIME type   Description   File extensions
application/x-ppapi-widevine-cdm   Widevine Content Decryption Module   
.
Disable   Always allowed to run
Title: Re: Can't get Flash to work in Chromium
Post by: Daveyboy on January 27, 2016, 04:17:48 AM
I have now resolved the problem by completely uninstalling Chromium, rebooting, and then re-installing Chromium and now everything seems to be working just fine. No idea what caused the original problem but, as they say,  all's well that ends well.


Many thanks to everyone that offered assistance
Title: Re: Can't get Flash to work in Chromium
Post by: Jerry on January 27, 2016, 06:52:51 AM
Good to hear Daveyboy, we included pepperflash as part of the the Chromium install in the latest release of Lite Software. This was done to prepare for the demise of Chrome 32bit.