How do I get flash to play in firefox with freshplayerplugin and pepper-flash?

I would like to get flash to play in firefox with freshplayerplugin and chromium-pepper-flash. Can anyone explain this for me? Does this actually work?

I just did a fresh install of Leap 42.1. I have firefox but I have not installed adobe shock wave flash version 11 or whatever, because I thought I would use freshplayer and pepper flash. Firefox does play some video via HTML5 or something, but anything with flash won’t work. Neither the freshplayer plugin or pepper flash shows up in the firefox plugins or addons. Should they?

Here is some output regarding the presence of freshplayer and pepper-flash. Hope this helps.


adam@linux-e3yk:~/Computer> zypper se freshplayer
Repository 'Main Update Repository' is out-of-date. You can run 'zypper refresh' as root to update it.
Repository 'openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update' is out-of-date. You can run 'zypper refresh' as root to update it.
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

S | Name                          | Summary                                 | Type      
--+-------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+-----------
i | freshplayerplugin             | PPAPI2NPAPI compatibility layer         | package   
  | freshplayerplugin             | PPAPI2NPAPI compatibility layer         | srcpackage
  | freshplayerplugin-debuginfo   | Debug information for package freshpl-> | package   
  | freshplayerplugin-debugsource | Debug sources for package freshplayer-> | package   
adam@linux-e3yk:~/Computer> zypper se chromium-pepper-flash
Repository 'Main Update Repository' is out-of-date. You can run 'zypper refresh' as root to update it.
Repository 'openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update' is out-of-date. You can run 'zypper refresh' as root to update it.
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

S | Name                              | Summary                             | Type      
--+-----------------------------------+-------------------------------------+-----------
i | chromium-pepper-flash             | Chromium Flash player plugin        | package   
  | chromium-pepper-flash             | Chromium Flash player plugin        | srcpackage
  | chromium-pepper-flash-debugsource | Debug sources for package chromiu-> | package   
adam@linux-e3yk:~/Computer> ^C
adam@linux-e3yk:~/Computer> 

After trying to get flash going in firefox, I did install chromium web browser and that plays flash pretty well. Would like to get it going in firefox though, just because.

it seams you already have freshplayerplugin and pepper-flash installed just start Firefox and go to a site that has flash, freshplayerplugin should load pepper-flash.
In your firefox adressbar you can type about:plugins to see a list of your plugins, the newer pepper-flash should be there, typing aboout:addons and going to the plugins tab will tell you this too
I have mixed feelings about freshplayerplugin while it does work well with some flash I had issues on other sites so it’s basically about your personal preference as the older npapi adobe-flash works well for me.

about Firefox and html5, you should add the packman repo and do a full vendor change with it to get full multimedia support, without it the html5 support in Firefox is limited.

Thank you for your reply and your opinions. I’ve used the Adobe flash on another computer and it wasn’t too bad.

Pepper flash doesn’t show up in my list of plugins. I think thats the problem. If I go type about:addons in the address bar (or get there from the menu) and go to the plugins tab, there is

  1. OPen H264 video Codec by Cisco Systems
  2. Iced Tea Web Plugin
  3. Package Kit
  4. Skype buttons for Kopete.

Thats it. How do I get pepper flash in there?

I didn’t do anything special to get peper-flash working I just installed freshplayerplugin, I did get the packman version,
packman has freshplayerplugin 0.3.4
http://packman.links2linux.org/package/freshplayerplugin
OSS has freshplayerplugin 0.3.2
https://software.opensuse.org/package/freshplayerplugin
you probobly need to do a dup with packman, what’s your repo list

zypper lr -d

Here it is. I do have the packman repository. Its possible that I installed freshplayer before I added the packman repository. Should I try to reinstall it? How would I do that?

adam@linux-e3yk:~> zypper lr -d
#  | Alias                               | Name                                    | Enabled | GPG Check | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                                                      | Service
---+-------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+---------+-----------+---------+----------+--------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
 1 | download.opensuse.org-non-oss       | Main Repository (NON-OSS)               | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/42.1/repo/non-oss/                        |        
 2 | download.opensuse.org-non-oss_1     | Update Repository (Non-Oss)             | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.1/non-oss/                                   |        
 3 | download.opensuse.org-oss           | Main Repository (OSS)                   | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/42.1/repo/oss/                            |        
 4 | download.opensuse.org-oss_1         | Main Update Repository                  | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.1/oss                                        |        
 5 | ftp.gwdg.de-suse                    | Packman Repository                      | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/packman/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/                            |        
 6 | http-download.opensuse.org-48f8024e | home:lbssousa:multi-seat                | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/lbssousa:/multi-seat/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/ |        
 7 | openSUSE-42.1-0                     | openSUSE-42.1-0                         | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/42.1/repo/oss/                            |        
 8 | repo-debug                          | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Debug                | No      | ----      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/leap/42.1/repo/oss/                      |        
 9 | repo-debug-non-oss                  | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Debug-Non-Oss        | No      | ----      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/leap/42.1/repo/non-oss/                  |        
10 | repo-debug-update                   | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update-Debug         | No      | ----      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/leap/42.1/oss                                  |        
11 | repo-debug-update-non-oss           | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update-Debug-Non-Oss | No      | ----      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/leap/42.1/non-oss/                             |        
12 | repo-source                         | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Source               | No      | ----      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/leap/42.1/repo/oss/                     |        
13 | repo-update                         | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update               | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.1/oss/                                       |        
adam@linux-e3yk:~> 


zypper dup --from 5

will set all needed from packman

You can always see where something came from in Yast -software management bottom right version tab