Shockwave flash

Asked by Job Costa on 2013-11-06

how can i get shockwave flash plug-in for Firefox

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daniel CURTIS (anoda) said : #1

Hi Job. The first thing, that came to my mind was: install flashplugin-installer package via e.g. APT utility (or Ubuntu Software Center, dpkg etc);

,-----[ flashplayer install ]
| sudo apt-get update
| sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
`-----

Remember to enter your password, and a fact, that you will see nothing, during typing it. Next, please launch Firefox and check for flash (e.g. here: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/). If I remember flash is a part of the 'multiverse' repo, but in case I'm worng, please check: http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-adobe-flash-player-in-ubuntu-13-04-ubuntu-12-10-and-12-04/ website.

By the way; to be able to play some restricted media formats (MP3, AVI, DVD and so on) you will need to install 'restricted-extras' package, but it depends on Ubuntu series you're using (Xubuntu, Kubuntu etc). See:

* https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats

Best regards.

Shockwave haven't owned Flash for a long time and it is now the property of Adobe.

What is the output of :

lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | egrep 'flash|gnash|swf|spark'

Thanks

Job Costa (job-costa) said : #3

Hi Daniel
I have made all your tips but still same ... when I start a video (for
example at youtube) it says:
.."it not possible to load shockwave flash"...

Annex: a file with all the information of my PC!

Daniel .. in your opinion its a software or hardware issues?
Can you indicate a way to solve this problem.
Best regards,
Job Costa

Em 06-11-2013 23:11, daniel CURTIS escreveu:
> Your question #238789 on adobe-flashplugin in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/adobe-flashplugin/+question/238789
>
> daniel CURTIS posted a new comment:
> Hi Job. The first thing, that came to my mind was: install flashplugin-
> installer package via e.g. APT utility (or Ubuntu Software Center, dpkg
> etc);
>
> ,-----[ flashplayer install ]
> | sudo apt-get update
> | sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
> `-----
>
> Remember to enter your password, and a fact, that you will see nothing,
> during typing it. Next, please launch Firefox and check for flash (e.g.
> here:http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/). If I remember flash
> is a part of the 'multiverse' repo, but in case I'm worng, please check:
> http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-adobe-flash-player-in-
> ubuntu-13-04-ubuntu-12-10-and-12-04/ website.
>
> By the way; to be able to play some restricted media formats (MP3, AVI,
> DVD and so on) you will need to install 'restricted-extras' package, but
> it depends on Ubuntu series you're using (Xubuntu, Kubuntu etc). See:
>
> *https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats
>
> Best regards.
>

Job Costa (job-costa) said : #4

Hi Daniel
I have made all your tips but still same ... when I start a video (for
example at youtube) it says:
.."it not possible to load shockwave flash"...

Annex: a file with all the information of my PC!

Daniel .. in your opinion its a software or hardware issues?
Can you indicate a way to

Em 06-11-2013 23:11, daniel CURTIS escreveu:
> Your question #238789 on adobe-flashplugin in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/adobe-flashplugin/+question/238789
>
> daniel CURTIS posted a new comment:
> Hi Job. The first thing, that came to my mind was: install flashplugin-
> installer package via e.g. APT utility (or Ubuntu Software Center, dpkg
> etc);
>
> ,-----[ flashplayer install ]
> | sudo apt-get update
> | sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
> `-----
>
> Remember to enter your password, and a fact, that you will see nothing,
> during typing it. Next, please launch Firefox and check for flash (e.g.
> here:http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/). If I remember flash
> is a part of the 'multiverse' repo, but in case I'm worng, please check:
> http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-adobe-flash-player-in-
> ubuntu-13-04-ubuntu-12-10-and-12-04/ website.
>
> By the way; to be able to play some restricted media formats (MP3, AVI,
> DVD and so on) you will need to install 'restricted-extras' package, but
> it depends on Ubuntu series you're using (Xubuntu, Kubuntu etc). See:
>
> *https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats
>
> Best regards.
>

Job Costa (job-costa) said : #5

No LSB modules are available.
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Linux job-K7Upgrade-600 3.8.0-33-generic #48~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 24 16:31:16 UTC 2013 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
ii flashplugin-installer 11.2.202.310ubuntu0.12.04.1 Adobe Flash Player plugin installer
rc gnash 0.8.10-5ubuntu1 GNU Shockwave Flash (SWF) player
rc gnash-common 0.8.10-5ubuntu1 GNU Shockwave Flash (SWF) player - Common files/libraries

Job Costa (job-costa) said : #6

System information report, generated by Sysinfo: 08-11-2013 23:15:01
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Wed Mar

sudo dpkg -P gnash gnash-common flashplugin-installer

Enable the partner repo and install adobe-flashplugin

Close all browsers then rerun to load the new plugin.

Job Costa (job-costa) said : #8

Hi,
I did already the command sudo as you said... but now how can I do:

*...Enable the**partner repo* and install adobe-flashplugin..

Em 10-11-2013 11:41, actionparsnip escreveu:
> Your question #238789 on adobe-flashplugin in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/adobe-flashplugin/+question/238789
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> sudo dpkg -P gnash gnash-common flashplugin-installer
>
> Enable the partner repo and install adobe-flashplugin
>
> Close all browsers then rerun to load the new plugin.
>

Really? Couldnt use the web to find out?

Uncomment the lines starting with 'deb' in /etc/apt/sources.list

daniel CURTIS (anoda) said : #10

Hi. True, Andrew is right. It could also look this way;

,-----[ add partner repo ]
| sudo apt-add-repository 'deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner'
| sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
`-----

Best regards.

Job Costa (job-costa) said : #11

it still does not work .. I do not manage to see any video in the Firefox or Chrome!! only when I shut down the shockwave plugin (version 11,2,202,327) in Firefox is when I can seeing some few videos ... but not all...
 In the Chrome swim!!

daniel CURTIS (anoda) said : #12

Hi Job. Are you trying to say, that almost everything works okay only after shutting down a shockwave plugin? So, maybe try to do something like this: Firstly I think you should remove packages related to shockwave, such as 'gnash', 'klash'[1] etc. Next install 'flashplugin-installer' package[2].

Anyway, it seems that everything is described here: http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-adobe-flash-player-in-ubuntu-13-04-ubuntu-12-10-and-12-04/ (How to install Flash Player and how to add the Canonical Partner Repository etc.)

Best regards.
_____________
[1] sudo apt-get --purge gnash
[2] sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

daniel CURTIS (anoda) said : #13

Sorry for a double answer, but there is one more thing: sse2 support. Please check if your computer support it by running this command:

cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep sse2

As the output there should be 'sse2', if not, then probably you can't use Flash Player.

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