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answered 2011-11-28 13:40:25 +0000

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Adobe Flash is proprietary software and hence Fedora does not include it by default.

As of 2016, most websites don't need Adobe Flash any more. Videos should play fine by default e.g. on youtube.com , vimeo.com or imdb.com . If they don't, try installing additional video codecs.


Actually; Adobe Flash is only available in Chrome, Under the name "Pepper Flash Player" Pepper Flash Player is maintained by Google, and is newer than Adobe Flash Player.

Google provides newer features in Pepper Flash Player. Pepper Flash Player can currently be used with Chromium (and with Chrome); and Firefox with Freshplayer Plugin. Chrome dropped support for 32bits (March, 2016); therefore the support with Pepper Flash Player for 32bits.

Flash plugin

Note that this plugin is not supported by Adobe any more, it doesn't receive any security updates at all. You should not use it.

Adobe Flash is known to be horribly insecure by design, so be very careful where to use it. Except for some very old or shady websites you probably don't need Flash at all. Especially on shady websites, please note that Adobe Flash is used as a primary target for malware, that is software attacking your computer and trying to take control over it.

Note that the download links below are insecure, since data transmission is not signed or encrypted. Make sure that the files are not manipulated. If you don't know how to do that, don't install them.

You need to set up Adobe repository first. This is used for automatic updates.

For the x86_64 (64-bit) version, click here or use a terminal:

sudo dnf install http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

For the x86 (32-bit) version, click here or use a terminal:

sudo dnf install http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

You then need to install the plugin from the repository:

sudo dnf install flash-plugin

Checking the plugin in Firefox

Type the following text in the Firefox address bar:


Also check the Adobe Flash Player test page

Chromium web browser

Since Chromium 34 does not include support for NPAPI. Therefore, you need to use Pepper Flash to be able to use Flash.

Some extra steps are required to use the plugin with Chromium. After you've installed the plugin as detailed above:

On 64-bit:

1) wget -c -P /tmp/ https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
2) cd /tmp
3) rpm2cpio /tmp/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm | cpio -idmv
4) su
5) install -dm 755 /usr/lib64/chromium/PepperFlash/
6) install -m644 /tmp/opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/* /usr/lib64/chromium/PepperFlash/

Exit all Chromium windows and restart Chromium. In the Chromium address bar, type "about:plugins" to check whether the plugin loaded. You may have to re-run Chromium with the --enable-plugins command line switch to force Chromium to re-scan its plugins folder.

DRM Flash Video support (Works only with Flash Plugin 11.2 support for NPAPI)

https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/ques ... (more)

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Does this method for installing flash sudo dnf -y install http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm add the package to the list that is maintained by the dnf package manager, so that a future dnf install update will also look for the flash player updates?

jethreezy ( 2015-12-12 21:37:41 +0000 )edit

Yes it does, but Adobe dropped support for Linux, so don't expect to receive any updates.

mikechav ( 2016-03-26 13:24:11 +0000 )edit

I use flash-plugin and it still receives security updates. The Linux version 'flash-plugin' still gets patches every month like the Windows version. I'm not complaining about that, but it is very confusing. These may be patches that are not promised by Adobe, but they are regular and frequent. I agree, that could stop any moment, but way too many sites still only work with it. It wasn't safe when Adobe did support it, so that's not really a change.

pdestefa ( 2016-06-22 22:31:57 +0000 )edit

This simply isn't true! Adobe never dropped security update support for the NPAPI version.

jhasse ( 2016-11-02 17:07:36 +0000 )edit

answered 2015-03-08 21:43:29 +0000

AdmiralFlush gravatar image

The fedora people say "We do not like flash in our OS. Here use a VP8 player from google. That means that x263 codec that flash people love so much has a problem with open source." "Here this will play MKV content just fine. Flash is not the only system to play it." Flash is NOT supported under linux anymore. It is at v16 now in Windows.

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answered 2015-05-21 14:49:18 +0000

sergiomb gravatar image

updated 2016-10-31 17:02:15 +0000

Hey this is obsolete now we use freshplayerplugin:


This is now even simpler:

  • remove Adobe's Flash player (if installed): sudo dnf remove flash-plugin
  • install freshplayerplugin from RPMFusion: sudo dnf install freshplayerplugin
  • download the standalone Pepper Flash plugin from https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/oth... (Choose Linux 64-bit, FP 23.0 (or later) for other Linux 64-bit, PPAPI) as ~/flash_player_ppapi_linux.x86_64.tar.gz

  • extract its contents:

    sudo mkdir -p /usr/lib64/chromium-browser/PepperFlash
    cd /usr/lib64/chromium-browser/PepperFlash
    sudo tar -xf ~/Apps/flash_player_ppapi_linux.x86_64.tar.gz
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answered 2016-10-31 10:31:43 +0000

fedoramonsecond gravatar image

this "sticky" is even linked on this Wiki page but imho there could be a better askfedora page to link, the one mentioning fresh-player. Nonetheless the installation of Flash subject is quite controversial, and to me it sounds ridiculous that such a fine distro as Fedora doesn't address the subject in complete manner through its wiki, askfedora and other support pages (please see this question of mine). I know fedora it's not a distro for newbie but it should be more clear about codecs and flash installation, because otherwise it's a very easy and usable distro that deserves more attention out there. Many thanks

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answered 2016-03-23 21:23:02 +0000

genodeftest gravatar image

You probably don't need Flash any more. Most website's videos play just fine. Browser games mostly use HTML5 + JavaScript. And anyhow, Adobe Flash is known to have serious design flaws and is rarely updated for Linux. So my suggestion is: don't use it any more.

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answered 2012-03-20 18:54:15 +0000

Akshay gravatar image

updated 2012-05-27 10:32:25 +0000

for 32 bit

rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

rpm –import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

for 62 bit

rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

rpm –import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

for mor you can check out my post here http://www.gofedora.tk/2012/03/install-adobe-flash-player-on-fedora.html

Ok a quick update those who are using firefox 12 you dont need to install nspluginwrapper and now you can direct install flash from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ ---> select linux yum

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answered 2015-01-23 22:09:49 +0000

gjanssens gravatar image

As yet another alternative way to install Adobe's Flash plugin I have been using the repositories maintained by negativo17.

There are individual repositories for a limited set of proprietary packages that can't be included in Fedora straight away. The site has clear installation instructions and the packages are updated regularly.

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answered 2011-11-28 16:46:25 +0000

If you wanna much more automatic way ; use EasyLife ;

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just in time to see the rosetta thingy land on the comet tyty

Sapa ( 2014-11-11 01:49:18 +0000 )edit

answered 2014-03-12 18:55:13 +0000

sergiomb gravatar image

the new lpf (local package factory) with rpmfusion , Configure rpmfusion

and just do :

yum install lpf-flash-plugin

after install you need run lpf-gui as normal user , first run is a little tricky because it need add you to pkg-build group , you need logout and login to user get permission , but after that runs very well , you may enable notifications.

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answered 2014-03-31 02:31:16 +0000

shark gravatar image

if you do not have much control over fedora i suggest using fedorautils link text

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