How to install flash player plugin in Ubuntu

In modern internet time, the flash player become a essential package to install. The big websites like 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 trusty/main libnss3-1d amd64 2:3.15.4-1ubuntu7 [9,298 B]
Get:2 trusty/universe libnspr4-0d amd64 2:4.10.2-1ubuntu1 [6,584 B]
Get:3 trusty-updates/multiverse flashplugin-installer amd64 [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_11.2.202.356ubuntu0.14.04.1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking flashplugin-installer ( ...
Processing triggers for update-notifier-common (0.154.1) ...
flashplugin-installer: downloading
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 ( ...

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