Local Tech Repair: Chrome Flash on Ubuntu Problems

Friday, February 17, 2012

Chrome Flash on Ubuntu Problems

If your like me I had problems with my flash playing videos on places like amazon and what not with the default flash player on Ubuntu. I had tried to install the flash player to see if that changed anything and it did not. Well here is a way to see if the amount of flash players you have on ubuntu is conflicting with it running properly.


Lets first make sure you have a proper flash installed on your computer.
Download here

once you download the right flash player for your computer. for me it would be APT for ubuntu and I am running a 64bit.
after you install that you will need to make sure that your browser does not have others conflicting with it.
Restart your browser to load the new plugin that you installed.

after that go to this link

Chrome://plugins

on the right side click details
then go to the bottom of the page to the Shockwave Flash for me I had 3 different flash players installed on my machine which where having conflicts with each other. Not making sites like youtube, amazon, or really any other flash website.

we want to disable all the other flash plugins beside the highest

for me it is. The default for the chrome 19 dev is not the newest.

Version: 11.1 r102
Location: /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so


this should fix any problems your having playing flash on different websites. try now to go to youtube and play a video. it should be playing now.

I hope this helps you enjoy the web more.
Local Tech Repair Admin