Another user with the flash issue…..



  • Been using the Widevine Content Decryption Module to view videos which works fine on most sites. However, it will not work on Facebook. Therefore, I searched the Help tab and found reference to https://help.vivaldi.com/article/install-flash-player-for-vivaldi/ which includes selecting Chromium – PPAPI from Adobe which is not an option. Nearly the same instructions are at http://techdows.com/2016/03/install-or-enable-flash-player-vivaldi-opera.html Additional searching led me to a solution that stated to download Chrome. However, if Chrome is uninstalled, the pepperflash plugin goes too per discussion; I could not verify since I could not install pepperflash.. Therefore, does anyone have a target date for when the new replacement will be released which is presently in Beta mode? Tried to find the link again but was unsuccessful. All I can remember is it required subscription to yet another site. Thanks in advance. (The above is as clear as mud, right?)



  • I found your post confusing as to your actual objective, Widevinecdm or Pepperflash, as you mention both. Here's what i do for both, in case it helps.

    Widevinecdm
    Best way yet to manage the "libwidevinecdm.so" necessity., which completely eliminates the need to ever d/l & install Chrome in toto…. use the brilliant bash script by Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard; "latest-widevine.sh". https://gist.github.com/ruario/3c873d43eb20553d5014bd4d29fe37f1

    I stored my copy of this script on my SSD, & any time i need to run it, simply launch a Sudo konsole in that folder, & type: sudo bash latest-widevine.sh

    Pepperflash
    Ordinarily it's sufficient to install / reinstall pepperflashplugin-nonfree [via [i]Synaptic etc, or via apt in konsole]. However today when i did this, not only did my PF in /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/ not get updated, it got deleted. This bad outcome was accompanied by this error msg in konsole:

    ERROR: failed to retrieve status information from google : W: There is no public key available for the following key IDs:
    1397BC53640DB551

    Via DDG i found these solutions:
    a)https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/279825/pepperflashplugin-nonfree-error-failed-to-retrieve-status-information-from-go
    b)https://askubuntu.com/questions/524279/get-latest-flash-player-on-ubuntu

    Thus by applying them & running these following commands in konsole the problem was solved & Vivaldi, Chromium & Opera now have the latest PF, ie, libpepflashplayer.so sitting in /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/

    a) gpg –keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 1397BC53640DB551
    b) gpg –export --armor 1397BC53640DB551 | sudo sh -c 'cat >> /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/pubkey-google.txt'
    c) sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree –install

    Hope something here helps you.

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    My on-SSD OS = Linux Mint x64 17.3 KDE 4.14.2.



  • of Vivaldi on a Linux system.

    Thank you for your response and I apologize for an unclear objective.

    Bottom line is what can be consistently used with Viv on a Linux system to view/hear flash content without also installing Chromium or Chrome?

    Oh, I suppose if a user had a doctorates in browser technology, a way to contact Ed Snowden or a Russian cracker/hacker, the matter would be a simple fix. However, why use a browser that requires excessive work to have content play each time the latest.for flash content since Adobe no longer supports it, the Widevine Content Decryption Module only partially works since the last snapshot, and a HTML5 player cannot be used.

    I understand that until Vivaldi becomes larger, licensing is an issue because of cost. However, at this time, there is nothing available for Vivi to view video players, mp3 players, countdown timers, etc without major modification.

    Perhaps a simple note beside the Viv download for Linux could be added such as, "Not all content is playable with the Vivaldi browser when used on a Linux system. If content is unavailable, try the browser on a Windows or Apple system."

    I can assure you the Vivaldi browser works just fine on a Windows system but it needs work for a Linux system.



  • Hi, you don´t need Chrome to play audio/video files, the pepperflash plugin is independent from Chrome.
    When you like to play Netflix, for example, you need closed source library libwidevinecdm.so and this is part of Chrome.
    What is your main browser, can it play netflix or maxdome?
    Please add your system specs, Vivaldi version and so forth.

    Cheers, mib



  • Well DesertOutlaw, if i struggled with your original post, then i also struggled with your follow-up. Did you not take careful note of what i wrote? I assure you those steps work really well for V in Linux. MY scenario IS V in Linux, & using the steps i provided you i can reliably & consistently watch sites needing flashplayer (in V], & i can [& do] watch Netflix til the cows come home (in V]. Therefore, your actual objection is more philosophical than practical, as far as i can judge. The info i provided you does work, but it's entirely your choice to accept & use it, or ignore it & whine.

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    My on-SSD OS = Linux Mint x64 17.3 KDE 4.14.2.



  • I made the post as clear as possible.

    Vivaldi is a fine browser. However, trying to install anything into a Linux system system, such as Ubuntu, which is not listed within the Ubuntu software option selections, is extremely difficult to achieve unless you are a seasoned programmer and user. Installing programs not identified by Ubuntu is the worst feature of the operating system. Should installation ever be made simpler and/or easier, the userbase will take a huge jump.

    Regardless, both suggestions to install pepperflash, which is required since Vivaldi is a chromium based browser, were attempted but will not work; just not for me but numerous others.

    I and others can view youtube videos on the youtube site using Vivaldi. However, we cannot view any video content that may be using the Hypster html flash player or various mp3 flash players that may be embedded around the Internet, as the error message is always the same; "This plugin is not supported". We can view and hear content with Firefox and Opera on Ubuntu but not Vivaldi. There is no problem with any browser on a Windows platform.

    Is this any clearer? Not whining but am becoming frustrated.

    As far as the instructions on the Vivaldi Help page, the instructions are as follows:

    Installing Flash Player for Vivaldi

    1. Visit Adobe Flash Player download page
    2. Select your Operating System
    3. Select Chromium – PPAPI
    4. Click download and run the file, after installing the flash player, reopen or restart the browser.

    The problem is two-fold:
    First, "Chromium – PPAPI" is not an option, only "FP 22.0 for other Linux 64 bit (.tar .gz) PPAPI"

    Second, after "FP 22" is downloaded, there is no way to install it.

    That is why I stated the instructions on the Viv Help page are not correct.

    ubuntu 16.04 LTS, AMD Turion™ X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-72 x 2 64-bit
    Vivaldi 1.3.551.38 (Stable channel) (64-bit)



  • I think those help topics you linked in your original posts were instructions for Windows. Although they are not clear.

    I set Vivaldi up on Linux a while ago. I'm on Mint 18, so the solutions for Ubuntu are usually similar. I think all I did to get everything working is (from the terminal):
    sudo apt-get -y install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra
    sudo apt-get -y install pepperflashplugin-nonfree



  • @DesertOutlaw:

    As far as the instructions on the Vivaldi Help page, the instructions are as follows:

    Installing Flash Player for Vivaldi

    1. Visit Adobe Flash Player download page
    2. Select your Operating System
    3. Select Chromium – PPAPI
    4. Click download and run the file, after installing the flash player, reopen or restart the browser.

    The problem is two-fold:
    First, "Chromium – PPAPI" is not an option, only "FP 22.0 for other Linux 64 bit (.tar .gz) PPAPI"

    Second, after "FP 22" is downloaded, there is no way to install it.

    That is why I stated the instructions on the Viv Help page are not correct.

    Those instructions are for Windows.
    at the foot of the Tips gif there is a Note: To Linux users: follow this guideline
    which links to https://gist.github.com/ruario/bec42d156d30affef655



  • Thank you TbGbe. I did not see the foot note for which I blame my poor eyesight.

    I have also learned of the article, "Adobe Has Decided To Support Flash Player on Linux Again" at http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/09/adobe-announced-will-restart-support-flash-linux which discusses the Adobe Download Flash Player 23 Beta at http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer.html which became available August 31, 2016.

    (From the Adobe Lab page)
    Linux:

    Download Flash Player for Safari, Firefox and Netscape Plug-In compatible applications – NPAPIDownload Flash Player for Firefox and Netscape Plug-In compatible applications – NPAPI (64-bit)

    Download Flash Player for Opera and Chromium based applications – PPAPIDownload Flash Player for Firefox and Netscape Plug-In compatible applications – NPAPI (32-bit)



  • Careful, Vivaldi (like Chrome) uses the PPAPI plug-in.
    The Adobe Beta for Linux seems to have only NPAPI available.

    They seem to talk about downloading Chrome to get the PPAPI version of the plug-in.



  • HI,

    anyone knows how do I install PEPPERFLASH on Solus ??

    thanks.




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