Ubuntu 12.04 Tips and Tricks

In this article we would install adobe flash player in Ubuntu. Flash player is the must have plugin for web browser.

Flash player can be installed from command line as well as Ubuntu software center.

Install flash player form command line

If you have fresh installation of Ubuntu we recommend you to use ubuntu-restricted-extras package. This package would install flash player with following add-ons

  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (sun-java-jre) with Firefox plug-ins (icedtea)
  • Set of Microsoft Fonts (msttcorefonts)
  • multimedia codecs (w32codecs or w64codecs), mp3-compatible encoding (lame)
  • FFMpeg
  • extra Gstreamer codecs
  • package for DVD decoding (libdvdread4, but see below for info on libdvdcss2)
  • unrar archiver
  • odbc
  • cabextract
  • multiple stripped codecs and avutils (libavcodec-unstripped-52 and libavutil-unstripped-49)
  • For complete list of installed software check Ubuntu official page https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats

Run following command to install ubuntu-restricted-extras

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

ubuntu intall flash restiricated

This command will install bunch of packages. This is the best solution to install all required package from one command on fresh installation.

This will take a while to install whole packages so it is not recommend if you only need to install flash player.

Use following command to install only flash player. Confirm when asks

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
ubuntu intall flash search

Install flash player from Ubuntu software center

Open software center

ubuntu software center

search for

ubuntu intall flash search

select from list and click on install

ubuntu intall flash list

Authenticate with super user password when asks. Super user is the user which we create during the installation of Ubuntu.

ubuntu intall flash ath

Wait till installation completes

ubuntu intall flash running

Once installation complete you can close software center.

ubuntu intall flash installed

How to verify flash installation in Ubuntu

We can easily verify flash player installation. To verify flash player installation visit to the adobe flash players website.

ubuntu intall flash adobe

Or you can simply visit to the website which use flash

ubuntu intall flash miniclip