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How to install Adobe Flash Player in Ubuntu 12.04

Proprietary plugins can’t be included in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) by default (due to some licensing incompatibilities with Adobe flash player or mp3 codecs). Although, during the installation process so you can install these plugins (and of course an Internet connection is required because the packages will be fetched from web).

Anyway, Adobe Flash Player is getting replaced by HTML 5 or some newer technologies but until the HTML 5 becomes the de facto standard for dynamic content (flash, video etc) on the web, you should have any flash player installed.

It’s not necessary to use Adobe because there are some free and open source alternatives to Adobe flash – Gnash (seems good) and Lightspark (alpha release). Although, it’s a different fact that Adobe flash player will no longer be available for GNU/Linux – as Adobe has already announced that it will be dropping support for GNU/Linux. So the Adobe flash player – you would be using with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS – is the last version of Flash (for GNU/Linux).


Installing Adobe Flash Player in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Open Ubuntu Software Center and search for ‘adobe flash player‘ – and click on install; it will download the flash player from the official site (in background) and you just wait for the installation to complete.

Although – there is a official package named ubuntu-restricted-extras that contains – all the commonly used proprietary plugins/libraries. So you can install adobe flash player and other necessary codecs (for media player) in one command –

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
download-adobe-flash player

How to install Adobe flash player in Ubuntu 11.10

Now, In Ubuntu 11.10, you can also install the proprietary plugins during the installation procedure (but internet connection is required during installation). Anyway, after a fresh installation of Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) – adobe flash is a must required application -because a lot of website has flash content, and adobe flash player has better performance than others. Although, the world is moving towards flash-less web i.e the HTML5 will probably replace the flash players completely, within a couple of years but if we think about the present then the performance of Flash is better than what HTML 5 is promising, and the cross-browser implementation is not so easy.

Ubuntu 11.10 (currently beta version is out! but the stable is coming soon before the mid Oct) has added a lot of new applications/packages in Ubuntu Software Center. So you can also install the adobe flash player from there. Google Chrome already have flash player – installed by default so basically we need adobe flash plugin for Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey or others.

download-adobe-flash player

Installing Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 11.10

#1 Download – go to its official website and select APT for Ubuntu 10.04+ option and click on download button. or just click on –

Download Adobe Flash in Ubuntu

#2 : Now, a new window will open for handling PT -links select Ubuntu Software Center to open.

using APT


#3 : Then click on install in Ubuntu Software Center – and wait until the installation is complete. Restart your web browser and you are Done!


installing adobe flash player on ubuntu 11.04

how to install adobe flash player in ubuntu 11.04

Ubuntu 11.04 (alias : Natty Narwhal ) has got new Desktop – Unity ; Although you can switch to classic GNOME Desktop from the login menu, if you want (for any reason – may be you don’t like the Unity desktop or your computer doesn’t support the 3D effects in unity), but it’s not recommended, give it a try you might like it.

All other features are almost same, so as usual – Ubuntu 11.04 doesn’t include some basics softwares and libraries by default, due to licensing problem (just relax you don’t have to worry about that). Ubuntu Software Center has ratings/reviews and comments, so it will be very helpful in choosing/installing applications. Banshee is the default media player and Firefox 4, the default Web Browser. The left icon bar , is pretty good for launching favorite apps quickly.

installing adobe flash player on ubuntu 11.04

That’s enough about Ubuntu 11.04! Let’s come to our point – how to install adobe flash player on Ubuntu 11.04, because you want to surf Internet (having more than 60% websites, with Flash content), and of-course a flash player is required. That’s where the adobe flash player comes in the mind , The best flash player available free of cost for all web browsers. it can play videos in youtube and flash games or any other flash content on the web. In upcoming few years, we may not need any flash player because of the new features of HTML 5.0 , but currently all browsers do not support it well, specially Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Installing Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 11.04

#1 : Download the *.deb (short for Debian) package for your system.

Download Adobe Flash for Ubuntu 11.04

#2 : Open the saved file with Ubuntu Software Center or use dpkg to install it from command line (Enter login password when prompted).

  sudo dpkg -i file_name.deb

#3 : That’s All ..Now restart the Firefox browser and enjoy videos and flash content over the web.

Alternative Way

Go to menu located in Top Left corner and search for ‘Ubuntu Software Center’. Now open Ubuntu Software Center and search for “adobe flash” and install it in a single click But above method is better if you want to install latest version or install it from synaptic package manager (don’t forget to click on reload button in the beginning itself, for latest information regarding the packages). The process is quite simple – search for ‘adobe flash’ and mark the box for installation which says – ‘Adobe Flash Plugin’ ; Now click on Apply button to install the selected package(s).

how to install adobe flash player in Mozilla Firefox


Do you know that …Most(probably more than 66%) of the web pages on the Internet have Flash Content.Some have little or some have less flash contents;some of them are totally based on Flash.So if you want to have fun watching videos on YouTube(Although YouTube has planned to use HTML 5,in that case you can enjoy videos without any need of flash player;but at least 5 years is required to implement this plan) or surfing websites on the web,a flash player is needed at the client end i.e browser.So after reading this post you can easily install firefox with a couple of clicks.Adobe Flash player is available for windows,Linux and Mac OSX,Solaris,Windows Mobile,Symbian and Android.

Steps for installing Adobe Flash Player on Firefox 3.*/4.0

#1 : Download Adobe Flash from it’s official Website(Click on the link given below and select your operating system).

        Download Adobe Flash Player

#2 : Click on Agree and Install Button to begin the installation procedure.It will hardly take a couple of minutes.

#3 : After completion of installation,restart your browser.

#4 : That’s all …To verify go to YouTube and play a video.