(Last Updated On: January 8, 2019)

How can I install Pepper Flash Player on Ubuntu 18.04?, How can I setup Flash Player for Chromium web browser on Ubuntu 18.04. Pepper Flash Player is maintained by Google and is newer than Adobe Flash Player. Pepper Flash Player can be used with Chromium web browser.

Flash runtime enables you to stream Video and Audio files and view multimedia content in your Web browser. While Flash Player is automatically installed when using Google Chrome, this is not same for Chromium users.

I had earlier written an article covering installation of Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 18.04. This works for Firefox and Opera but not with Chromium browser. If you’re Chromium user, install Pepper Flash Player on Ubuntu 18.04.

Install Pepper Flash Player on Ubuntu 18.04

The Pepper Flash Player is available on the Canonical Partners Repository. This repository is disabled by default on Ubuntu 18.04. Enable it by running the command:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"

Update your package list after enabling the repository

sudo apt update

You can then install Pepper Flash Player in your Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop.

sudo apt -y install pepperflashplugin-nonfree

To update Pepperflash, use:

sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install

After the installation of Pepper Flash Player on Ubuntu 18l04, make sure Flash is allowed to run in:

chrome://settings/content/flash

Using Pepper Flash Player for Firefox

If you want to use Pepper Flash Player for Firefox based web browsers, then you need to install the browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash adapter.

sudo apt -y install browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash

You can now enjoy playing media content that require Flash on your Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop.