Adobe Flash Player is an open source cross-platform application for web browsers that is used for streaming multimedia files like audio and video on a computer web browser like Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari etc.
Flash Player was developed by Macromedia to support and run SWF files, vector, 3D graphics and an embedded scripting languages that are used to stream audio and video. It was the only one application used by over 90% users across the globe and is a common for running games, animations and embedded scripts in the web pages.
Important: Back in 2012 the company announced that they no longer making newer versions of its NPAPI (Firefox) or PPAPI (Chrome) Flash player plugin for Linux and would only supply critical security updates to Flash Player 11.2 until 2017.
But, recently the company made a small announcement on its blog, that they will continue to support Adobe Flash for Linux and recently they made available a beta build of Adobe Flash 23 for Linux.
In this article we will explain how to install latest version of Adobe Flash Player 11.2 (32-bit and 64-bit) on RHEL/CentOS 7/6 and Fedora 25-20 using Adobe’s own repository with YUM/DNF software package tool to keep the Flash Player Plugin up-to-date.
Update: Latest version of Google Chrome switched to HTML5 by killing Adobe Flash forever..
Step 1: Install Adobe YUM Repository
First add the following Adobe repository for Flash Player based on your Linux system architecture.
------ Adobe Repository 32-bit x86 ------ # rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm # rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux ------ Adobe Repository 64-bit x86_64 ------ # rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm # rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
Step 2: Updating Adobe Repository
Next, we need to run the following command to update the Adobe’s own YUM repository to install Adobe Flash Player latest version.
------ RHEL/CentOS 7/6 and Fedora 20-21 ------ # yum update ------ Fedora 22-25 ------ # dnf update
Step 3: Installing Adobe Flash Player 11.2
Now run the following command to install latest version of Flash Plugin on your Linux system.
------ RHEL/CentOS 7/6 and Fedora 20-21 ------ # yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper alsa-plugins-pulseaudio libcurl ------ Fedora 25-24 ------ # dnf install flash-plugin alsa-plugins-pulseaudio libcurl ------ Fedora 23-22 ------ # dnf install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper alsa-plugins-pulseaudio libcurl
If you are using Ubuntu or Linux Mint distribution, you can easily install Adobe Flash Plugin on Ubuntu or Linux Mint using apt-get command as shown:
$ sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin
Step 4: Verifying Flash Plugin
Verify, the newly installed Flash Plugin on your favorite web browser and enjoy watching streaming multimedia files.
That’s all for now, enjoy playing games and watching streaming videos on your browser using Flash Player on systems.