Can't get Flash to work in Opera 42 running under Lubuntu (Ubuntu)

  • I have spent numerous hours downloading various files from Adobe and following instructions for manual installs,and have successfully downloaded the libpepflashplayer.so file which is supposed to work with Linux. I note the instructions about where to move the file or any other flash file does not work as the usr/lib/opera/plugins directory does not exist with Opera 42. Should I put this file in /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/opera directory instead?

    Or do I not have the correct file. I couldn't find any suitable download for Opera on the Adobe flash site.

    This is a great disadvantage in using Opera with this system, even though I love it for most of its features. But to listen to most of the online radio stations I use, I have to switch back to Firefox which is very irritating.

    Any help or suggestions would be welcome. But why isn't the latest Opera for Linux provided with a suitable flash plug in?

  • I finally found the solution, and what do you know, it was around this site already. https://forums.opera.com/topic/17474/flash-player-error-plug-in-path-for-opera-devel-42-0-2372-0

  • I am having the exact same problem and I'm using Debian. I thought I would be having the same problem in Chromium, but I don't. I still want to use Opera as the default browser, though, so any help would be very appreciated.

  • I have 2 browsers, Opera as main browser, but only 1 site of all websites left uses Flash. The problem if I would install Flash as plugin for Opera is that many websites now will see the 'User has Flash' flag in Opera browser headers and will serve you a Flash version instead of HTML5.

    This is where Firefox comes in with flash-plugin-nonfree, if I need Flash I startup Firefox since installing Flash for Firefox is easy. In Firefox I too notice many websites detect the Flash and many sites refuse serving HTML5 because of the 'User has Flash' flag Firefox gives. Even when flash is 'play on click' only.

    Flash does for example no longer offer hardware video decoding on Linux like it did in the past. Flash is usable on for example speedtest websites, or websites with a lot of many small Flash games.

    My conclusion, installing Flash as a Pepper plugin or somehow inside Opera or Chromium e.g. will have serious side effects on your daily browsing.

    My solution, Firefox for the seldom use, and Opera for daily use. It's strange one cannot make Flash undetectable in Firefox unless one disables or uninstall Flash completely.

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