Vivaldi snapshot and stable can't find pepperflash



  • I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 and reinstalled Vivaldi stable and the latest snapshot.Neither version seems able to find pepperflash. I have Chrome installed and flash works and have also installed pepperflash from the repos.I had no problems prior to the reinstall after the OS update.Any suggestions would be appreciated. edit: after trying various things it have it working with Adobe Flash Player - Version: 21.0.0.216 Shockwave Flash 21.0 r0. Still have problems - flash works if Vivaldi is started via the terminal but not any other way. If started via the terminal Flash Player is listed in plugins.If started any other way Flash Player isn't listed.



  • Further information:
    I have a second installation on a laptop that behaves the same.Both installations had Vivaldi installed before Chrome.Both find the flash plugin if opened via the terminal and don't find it if opened via the dash or launcher.This is readily evident if the plugins page is viewed.
    I haven't been able to determine what results in the differences in the two modes of initiation.

    Any help would be appreciated



  • Chrome must not be taken in account. It has the flash player embedded.

    You should test Chromium or the current Opera to see if your flash plugin is working there.



  • Flash works in Opera 12.16 and Firefox



  • @PaulGir:

    Flash works in Opera 12.16 and Firefox

    Are you interested on fixing the problem or you want just argue?

    Read what I wrote! Test flash PPAPI flash on current Opera or on Chromium, not Chrome (embedded flash player), not Opera 12 not Firefox (NPAPI).



  • I just installed vivaldi stable on Fedora 64 bit, can you guide how to install flash? Looks like getting it from adobe it's not working for Vivaldi, so what's the proper way to make it work?

    EDIT: I just tried the Russian Fedora repo and installed pepper flash from it, looks like it works. In case anyone wants to know about it in the future, the repo can be installed from the following source:

    su -c 'yum install --nogpgcheck http://mirror.yandex.ru/fedora/russianfedora/russianfedora/free/fedora/russianfedora-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://mirror.yandex.ru/fedora/russianfedora/russianfedora/nonfree/fedora/russianfedora-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm'
    

    There's no need to install chromium neither Opera, pepper flash has it's own package

     dnf install chromium-pepper-flash 
    

    This is the URL to verify the repository signature http://russianfedora.pro/repository#gpg-keys

    This is not an optimal solution but does work. Let me know if you have any better



  • I am installing chromium now.I won't install a newer Opera as I use 12.16 for it's mail client and I don't want it superceeded on my system.

    Edit: chromium works fine



  • I installed pepperflash from the Ubuntu repos.
    libpepflashplayer.so exists in all the directories below but Vivaldi doesn't find them unless I open via CLI

    if [ -f "/opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so" ]; then
    FLASH_PATH="/opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so" # google
    elif [ -f "/usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/libpepflashplayer.so" ]; then
    FLASH_PATH="/usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/libpepflashplayer.so" # debian/ubuntu



  • @PaulGir:

    I installed pepperflash from the Ubuntu repos.
    libpepflashplayer.so exists in all the directories below but Vivaldi doesn't find them unless I open via CLI

    if [ -f "/opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so" ]; then
    FLASH_PATH="/opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so" # google
    elif [ -f "/usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/libpepflashplayer.so" ]; then
    FLASH_PATH="/usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/libpepflashplayer.so" # debian/ubuntu

    An alternative to flash unless you extremely need it is to install H.264 support directly, you can follow this guide for additional information. If you're trying to install on the stable version, use the "beta" instructions channel and install the latest version found on the repo. The current one is 49.x this should enable support for most streaming websites and media playback as gifs and animations



  • Flash is still needed for some sites



  • Had Firefox and must use Silverlight plugin. I use Manjaro, an Arch ….

    I deleted everything including Firefox, because Vivaldi is better then Google chromium and much better as firefox. Has good html5, Only very old sites need furthermore flashplugin. In vivaldi (out of the box) works maxdome, netflix, everything. Very important is, that all (old staff) like, silverlight, pepperlight and don't know whats arround is, must be absolutly absolutly deleted.



  • I'm having the same problem. H264 doesn't work either. BUT, everything works fine on a different computer.




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