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asked 2017-09-10 22:33:46 -0500

Marke50 gravatar image

Running F25 , The adobe flash plugin shows installed but it still doesn't work .
I've tried the install instructions but it still doesn't work. Is the plugin supported ?

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Flash i's in fact almost dead. The fastest and easiest way is to install Google Chrome (not Chromium), the flash is embedded on Chrome.

arya s. gravatar imagearya s. ( 2017-09-11 09:17:42 -0500 )edit

There's this wrapper for firefox: freshplayerplugin.

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2017-09-11 09:33:46 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-09-11 14:07:43 -0500

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updated 2017-09-12 04:00:38 -0500

Installing flash from https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ works (at least in firefox) and is supported by Adobe. The linux versions are the same as the version released for windows. Some years ago, Adobe announced that the linux support would be discontinued, but that seems to have been reverted.

Although flash it is not as important as it used to be, there are still videos on the internet which are only available in flash format.

Also see this answer

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hello ! flash player is not supported on firefox now .. so to play videos on firefox u should to do that

Download the latest rpmfusion-free-release-stable rpm from

http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/

Install rpmfusion-free-release-stable rpm:

# rpm -Uvh rpmfusion-free-release-stable*rpm

Install freshplayerplugin rpm package:

# dnf install freshplayerplugin

good luck

geek mohamed mosa gravatar imagegeek mohamed mosa ( 2018-01-21 06:38:09 -0500 )edit

It works for me, Firefox version 57 and flash-plugin-28.0.0.137-release from the adobe repository. So it is still supported by Adobe and regular updates is made available.

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-01-21 14:17:39 -0500 )edit
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answered 2017-09-11 11:34:10 -0500

Marke50 gravatar image

Ok from what I was reading, Flash is dead or not supported.. so the real question is how do I get my videos to work in the browser? I tried the suggest plugins, HTML5 and they still wont play

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I've tried every updated, package download , and I'm missing secret here . I'm sure someone knows how to fix this or has a work around.

Marke50 gravatar imageMarke50 ( 2017-09-11 13:09:34 -0500 )edit

It's not entirely dead, but you'll be better off without it, install audio and video codecs and most videos should work.

P.S. Remove Flash, if it misbehaves, it might be blocking HTML5 videos.

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2017-09-11 13:37:39 -0500 )edit

Old information, flash isn't dead... man!

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2017-09-12 03:21:38 -0500 )edit

Yeah, looking at a number of new severe CVE's every month or annual top 5 apps with most critical vulnerabilities, I'd say it's alive and kicking* ;)

* literally kicking its users, not prospering.

So my advice stands still, flash is as good as dead, stay away from it if you can.

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2017-09-12 10:31:12 -0500 )edit

@Marke50 can you update your question with new info?

abitrolly gravatar imageabitrolly ( 2018-05-15 00:05:25 -0500 )edit

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