Showing posts with label Flash Player. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Flash Player. Show all posts

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Fedora 16 - How to install 64-bit Flash Player 11

Even though I am using the beta Fedora 16 KDE, this quick little how to will work with the final release of Fedora 16. And by the way, Fedora 16 KDE is the best ever!


For those who are not aware, Adobe have finally "officially" released their native 64-bit flash plugin, which is great news for 64-bit Linux users.

See here for more info - http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer.html

The Fedora 16 (64-bit) how to

Feel free to use your browser to download the plugin, visit the download section in the above link. I recommend using the yum repo in Fedora if you wish to receive updates automatically.

But for those who like the terminal....

su -c 'yum install http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/x86_64/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm'

su -c 'yum install flash-plugin.x86_64'

That's it, enjoy native 64-bit flash in Fedora 16!


Edit: Updated to reflect comment made by Rags, thanks for the advice.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Fedora 14 (64-bit) - Install Flash Player "Square" (64-bit) in 4 easy steps

This quick easy 4 step process makes the assumption no prior Flash Player plugins have been installed.

Open a terminal and type the following commands,

cd Downloads

wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/flashplayer10_2_p3_64bit_linux_111710.tar.gz

tar -xf flashplayer10_2_p3_64bit_linux_111710.tar.gz

su -c 'mv libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins'

Restart Firefox and experience Flash in 64-bit.

For more details concerning Flash Player "Square" visit, http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/square/

I suggest bookmarking this page and keeping an eye out for updates.


16/12/2010 - Important email received from Adam.W Fedora QA Community Monkey

I recommend not installing the 64-bit Flash plugin for several reasons.

See, https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F14_bugs#Strangely_distorted_sound_in_Flash-based_sites_and_applications_when_using_Adobe_64-bit_Flash_plugin

and the warnings at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Flash#64-bit_Preview_Release ,

and follow the instructions at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Flash#32_bit_wrapped_version to install the 32-bit version wrapped instead.

It is nice to see the fedora community (and a Red Hat employee) demonstrating an active interest in the users as well as the product.

Thank you for the email.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

How to install Flash Player 64-bit on Ubuntu 10.04 x64

Important: Have you installed the Ubuntu Restricted package?

If you have installed the Ubuntu Restricted package you must first remove the 32-bit Flash plugin before attempting to install the native 64-bit Adobe Flash plugin.

To remove the 32-bit Flash plugin open a terminal and type the following,

sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-installer nspluginwrapper

How to install the 64-bit Adobe Flash Plugin

First, download the 64-bit Flash plugin from Adobe.

http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10_64bit.html

By default Firefox in Ubuntu 10.04 will download all files to the Downloads folder in your home area.

Next open a terminal and type the following,

tar -xf ~/Downloads/libflashplayer-10.0.45.2.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz

sudo mv libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

The 64-bit Flash plugin is now installed.

Enjoy.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Adobe Flash Player 10 for 64-bit Linux

Those who have been using a 64-bit Linux distribution for a while may recall the early days when plugin support for 64-bit web browsers were non existent.

This created a big problem since many websites feature flash content. So if your browser lacked the required flash support then browsing such sites is either impossible or very restricted.

For a while the solution was to use a 32-bit web browser and the 32-bit flash plugin on your 64-bit Linux distribution.

However then came nspluginwrapper, a web browser plugin that allows the use of 32-bit plugins (particularly flash player) on 64-bit web browsers.

To this date it is still used, for example by OpenSUSE x64 11.2 and Ubuntu 9.10.

Here is a screenshot showing the process information when I visited a flash enabled website on OpenSUSE 11.2 x64.


KDE System Monitor

npviewer is part of the nsplugin package and is handling the flash content.

Also open up Firefox and type as the address, about-plugins.


Firefox about:plugins

In the past the combination of the 32-bit flash player plugin and nsplugin with a 64-bit browser such as FireFox has been a bit buggy. I remember having many issues on flash enabled web sites specifically with control elements.

Even to this date some users are experiencing problems with this setup.

The good news is Adobe have released a 64-bit Flash Player plugin for Linux which has been around for quite a while, since 2008. It is currently a pre-release version but works extremely well in my experience.

All the problems I have experienced in the past or to date with the 32-bit Flash in combination with nsplugin have always been resolved when switching to the 64-bit flash player.

http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/64bit.html

See, Linux is ahead of Windows, as of yet there still isn't a 64-bit Flash player for Windows!

Installing Flash Player 10 64-bit on OpenSUSE 11.2 x64

Unfortunately OpenSUSE automatically sets up Flash support and nspluginwrapper when you update your system for the first time.

So before installing the 64-bit Flash player I remove the 32-bit version and nsplugin wrapper.

You can leave nspluginwrapper installed but I have nothing else that requires it.

In a terminal type the following,

su -c 'zypper remove nspluginwrapper flash-player pullin-flash-player'

*pullin-flash-player is responsible for triggering the online update / installation of flash player on OpenSUSE, hence it is a good idea to remove it.

Now we have to download the 64-bit Flash player plugin. You will find it at the below URL,

http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10_64bit.html

The next part assumes that by default all downloads are saved to the Download folder in /home/yourusername/Download

This is default behavior in OpenSUSE 11.2 when using Firefox.

Open a terminal and type,

tar -xf ~/Download/libflashplayer-10.0.45.2.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz

su -c 'mv libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/browser-plugins'

That's it, done.

Now open up Firefox, Go to a flash website and enjoy.

If you view the process information when viewing flash content you should no longer see npviewer.

And if you type about:plugins, notice the difference.

You can also use the 64-bit Flash player plugin on other distributions but installation will differ.