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asked 2015-07-15 02:39:57 -0500

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updated 2015-07-15 09:29:51 -0500

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Having just received the message below I am wondering what is the best answer to this "Security Risk" NOTE: Adobe Flash Player 11.2 will be the last version to target Linux as a supported platform. Adobe will continue to provide security backports to Flash Player 11.2 for Linux.

Is there another plugin for Mozilla that will play "Flash" files

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by davidva
close date 2016-04-14 15:20:08.222854


I would use GNASH but I have just seen that the last update was in 2012 !! Gnash is being actively developed at the moment. Therefore, although many features work, not all movies play successfully. The latest beta release of Gnash has been made at version 0.8.10 in mid Feb, 2012. PLEASE HELP

Orriginal gravatar imageOrriginal ( 2015-07-15 03:13:14 -0500 )edit

I havwe installed Both GNASH and LIGHTSPARK but still get erros saying that FLASH IS A SERCURITY RISK and I am unable to play - any ideas ?

Orriginal gravatar imageOrriginal ( 2015-07-15 05:39:57 -0500 )edit

I hope you notice that the summary of the question and the actual question that you've asked are quite different. Your summary says "adobe flash no longer updated" while your actual question is "is there another plugin for mozilla...". Can you please correct this? Also note that this question has probably been answered several times on Ask Fedora, so I'd suggest you first search the question list.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2015-07-15 09:29:20 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-07-15 07:20:34 -0500

If you don't want to use the Adobe Flash plugin. There are different alternatives : Pipelight, Projector, how to use the last version from Windows into Linux...

A French Ubuntu page (English translation) sums up the case .

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I'd love to keep using Adobe Flash but Firefox and Adobe are telling me that Flash is now a Security risk and Adobe is no longer porting Flash player to the Linux Platform. Thank you for you reply and I shall look at this right away

Orriginal gravatar imageOrriginal ( 2015-07-15 07:38:40 -0500 )edit

According the last Adobe security Bulletin : Adobe will provide an update for Flash Player for Linux during the week of July 12. So Firefox should unlock flash in few days.

yolo gravatar imageyolo ( 2015-07-15 08:56:54 -0500 )edit

Thanks you for that ;-)

Orriginal gravatar imageOrriginal ( 2015-07-15 11:36:26 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-08-31 19:29:11 -0500

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updated 2015-08-31 20:07:45 -0500

Since Firefox 35 you can use freshplayer plugin with pepper-flash from chrome :

install yum-plugin-tmprepo to use yum --tmprepo

yum install yum-plugin-tmprepo

Import gpgkey of postinstaller packages:

rpm --import

And use postinstaller repos also make sure that have mesa-libGLES installed :

yum --tmprepo= install chromium-pepper-flash\* freshplayerplugin mesa-libGLES

and if flash plugin doesn't show up or version is not updating [1]

exit firefox
rm ~/.mozilla/firefox/*/pluginreg.dat
start firefox again


Note for Fedora 22+: yum command should be replace with yum-deprecated and 21 with 22

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Tried the above on Fedora 22 and replaced YUM with DNF - but got bash: dnf--tmprepo= No such file or directory

Orriginal gravatar imageOrriginal ( 2015-10-23 06:52:18 -0500 )edit

--tmprepo jusr exist in yum

sergiomb gravatar imagesergiomb ( 2015-10-23 07:04:16 -0500 )edit

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