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How can i allow flash player on firefox? [closed]

asked 2013-07-04 11:54:24 -0500

arphis09 gravatar image

hi,i am a newbie changing from windows to linux..i am using fedora. can anyone help me out with simple instructions on how to do it? thnks.

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FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-07-04 23:01:05 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-07-04 21:53:57 -0500

There is an extension for firefox that will autoconvert youtube videos to html5, all it does is tack &html5=1 on the end of the url. You can find it by searching youtube html5 converter at mozilla add-ons.

That being said you can still obtain flash player for linux from the provider (Adobe) if you don't have a problem with installing proprietary software. Or as mentioned above install chrome which has pepper flash built-in.

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answered 2013-07-04 14:05:44 -0500

Hello Arphis.

Sadly, Firefox for Linux does not support flash anymore. There are several things you can do, however. For example, for YouTube videos, you can enable the experimental HTML5 preview, so you can see your videos in HTML5 instead of flash. The Chromium and Chrome browsers have a built-in flash player, so you can use those instead of Firefox.

Other solution for you videos is to get the video URL and use VLC to play it from stream, but I personally don't use that a lot. Hope this answer help you.

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For the youtube experimental HTML5 player, go over You can enable it if you got a youtube account.

dnlsrl gravatar imagednlsrl ( 2013-07-04 14:08:16 -0500 )edit

There are a lot of sites still needing flash player and not only youtube, #fwiw

tezcatl gravatar imagetezcatl ( 2013-07-04 22:20:10 -0500 )edit

@dnlsrl: Can you please provide some references to "firefox does not support flash on linux any more"? I seem to be able to use it just fine.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-07-04 22:59:50 -0500 )edit

@tezcatl I mentioned YouTube 'cause it is the most common flash site. Obviously a lot of sites still use Flash player.

dnlsrl gravatar imagednlsrl ( 2013-07-05 08:12:11 -0500 )edit

@FranciscoD_ I personally don't use Firefox, and that since it updated to a version where no matter how much I tried, my installed updated Flash Plugin didn't work. If by tweaking your browser or other preferences you made your FP work along your Firefox browser, you're welcome to post it as an answer.

dnlsrl gravatar imagednlsrl ( 2013-07-05 08:17:29 -0500 )edit

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