Flash/HTML5 problems

  • LM17.2 Cinnamon 64-bit, i5-3570k, 8GB ram and Radeon HD7700 GPU.

    Hi, I'm fairly new to linux and although my flash is working in firefox, it does not work so well in Opera. I did install the adobe-flashplugin-installer package and it allowed me to watch a few videos on youtube, but it was very pick and choose on which videos it played. so I reverted back to installing the normal flash-plugin.

    I don't know how to install downloaded packages from the adobe site (e.g. YUM, .rpm or tarball).

    If someone would be kind to help me out, I would be very grateful. If a solution is found of a duplicate thread, please direct me there.

    Many thanks.

  • Opera does not use Adobe Flash - it uses PPAPI Flash (also called Pepper Flash).

  • You should install this package:

    sudo apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfree
    

    That works perfect in Opera. After you have installed, all you have to do is restart Opera.

  • Many thanks for that. Youtube videos at the start still complain momentarily but quickly goes after realising. It no inconvenience for me however.

    Once again, many thanks for both of your help. (:

  • I have the latest Pepper Flash version and Opera developer 32 32.0.1933.0, still won't play html5 Video files.

  • @cybrsaylr

    I have the latest Pepper Flash version and Opera developer 32 32.0.1933.0, still won't play html5 Video files.

    The thing is that HTML5 is the replacement for flash. You can't install flash to get HTML5 videos working. The problem right now is the integration with the program ffmpeg.

  • gustavwiz,
    I get a funny bug, YouTube and most sites play videos fine but once in awhile I run into a site that won't play their video and it posts this message:
    "ERROR loading media:
    File could not be played"

  • @cybrsaylr, and anyone else having an issue with video/audio, I installed a package called "opera-ffmpeg-codecs" that resolved this. The video/audio that didn't work on certain sites are now working with this package, you just have to find it.

    ffmpeg.org should be of some help. Or you can just search for the package yourself.

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