In modern internet time, the flash player become a essential package to install. The big websites like youtube.com still running videos on flash platform. Whereas we also know, the HTML 5 has been in IT world since a few years. To run html 5 web pages, the user should have HTML 5 supporting Web browser in their PC/laptops . It is advisable to install latest Web browser. In Linux, I mostly prefer to go with firefox and Chrome.
Yesterday night, I installed the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Desktop Version) on my laptop. Today, I was browsing the youtube and found flash player is need to install. Well, I also used the youtube’s html5 option also.
Now it is time to install the flash player in new Ubuntu version (14.04 LTS) . I did same practice with last Ubuntu version also (10.x/11.x/12.x/13.x) .
Install flash player in Ubuntu
To install flash player in Ubuntu , it is single one line command. Run the below given command in terminal. Close all web browser.After installing flashplugin-installer, you can open the Web browser later .
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
The below given is reference from my laptop.
sharad@linuxworld:~$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: libnspr4-0d libnss3-1d Suggested packages: x-ttcidfont-conf ttf-mscorefonts-installer ttf-bitstream-vera ttf-dejavu ttf-xfree86-nonfree xfs The following NEW packages will be installed: flashplugin-installer libnspr4-0d libnss3-1d 0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 28 not upgraded. Need to get 22.7 kB of archives. After this operation, 283 kB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main libnss3-1d amd64 2:3.15.4-1ubuntu7 [9,298 B] Get:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/universe libnspr4-0d amd64 2:4.10.2-1ubuntu1 [6,584 B] Get:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/multiverse flashplugin-installer amd64 220.127.116.116ubuntu0.14.04.1 [6,828 B] Fetched 22.7 kB in 0s (38.9 kB/s) Preconfiguring packages ... Selecting previously unselected package libnss3-1d:amd64. (Reading database ... 163205 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../libnss3-1d_2%3a3.15.4-1ubuntu7_amd64.deb ... Unpacking libnss3-1d:amd64 (2:3.15.4-1ubuntu7) ... Selecting previously unselected package libnspr4-0d:amd64. Preparing to unpack .../libnspr4-0d_2%3a4.10.2-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking libnspr4-0d:amd64 (2:4.10.2-1ubuntu1) ... Selecting previously unselected package flashplugin-installer. Preparing to unpack .../flashplugin-installer_18.104.22.1686ubuntu0.14.04.1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking flashplugin-installer (22.214.171.1246ubuntu0.14.04.1) ... Processing triggers for update-notifier-common (0.154.1) ... flashplugin-installer: downloading http://archive.canonical.com/pool/partner/a/adobe-flashplugin/adobe-flashplugin_126.96.36.1996.orig.tar.gz Installing from local file /tmp/tmpV1NqEi.gz Flash Plugin installed. Setting up libnss3-1d:amd64 (2:3.15.4-1ubuntu7) ... Setting up libnspr4-0d:amd64 (2:4.10.2-1ubuntu1) ... Setting up flashplugin-installer (188.8.131.526ubuntu0.14.04.1) ... sharad@linuxworld:~$