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"Adobe flash player was blocked... out of date" Chromium

Postby pythonscript on Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:29 pm

I'm using LMDE 64-bit, and I installed Chromium from the repositories. Any time I visit a web page that uses Adobe Flash Player, I get a message saying that "Adobe Flash Player was blocked because it was out of date." When I click Update plugin, it brings me to a page and tells me to select a version for Chromium below. However, the page says "download for Firefox." I select the .tar.gz file, since the only other options are an rpm (I don't know if this is something that would work with alien or not, and I hesitate to try) and a YUM file.

Once I download and extract the libflashplayer.so, where do I go from here? Should I overwrite the libflashplayer.so in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/? Will that work for Chromium?

I saw this thread: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=103664&start=0 but I don't think that applies because I'm using the version in the repositories. Shouldn't this version of flash automatically update as well?
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Re: "Adobe flash player was blocked... out of date" Chromium

Postby pythonscript on Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:32 pm

My apologies. I posted this in the wrong Newbie section. This should be in the LMDE newbie section, not the overall new user section.
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Re: "Adobe flash player was blocked... out of date" Chromium

Postby Oscar799 on Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:50 am

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Re: "Adobe flash player was blocked... out of date" Chromium

Postby craigevil on Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:42 am

Adobe dropped support for any version of Flash other than the version in Chrome that use the Pepper API.

This version that Firefox, Chromium and others use is out-of-date and will only get security updates for the next few years.
Shockwave Flash
Version: 11.2 r202
Location: /usr/lib/flashplayer-mozilla/libflashplayer.so

if you want a newer version use Chrome.
Flash (2 files) - Version: 11.3.31.232
Shockwave Flash 11.3 r31
Name: Shockwave Flash
Description: Shockwave Flash 11.3 r31
Version: 11.3.31.232
Location: /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so
Type: PPAPI (out-of-process)
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Re: "Adobe flash player was blocked... out of date" Chromium

Postby BostonPeng on Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:02 am

Thanks for that info craigevil. I didn't realize Chrome and Chromium had different versions of Flash. I'll install Chrome and see if my system can handle having both Chrome and Chromium installed at the same time so I can see which version of the browser I want to use for my daily web surfing.
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Re: "Adobe flash player was blocked... out of date" Chromium

Postby george_angel on Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:24 am

For anyone with flash plugin "out of date" issues just use software manager , search "flashplugin" and install (the adobe one).
This worked fine for me in Chromium
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Re: "Adobe flash player was blocked... out of date" Chromium

Postby craigevil on Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:29 pm

You can also force Chromium to use the Chrome flash.

How To Make Chromium Use Flash Player `Pepper` From Google Chrome ~ Web Upd8: Ubuntu / Linux blog - http://www.webupd8.org/2012/09/how-to-m ... layer.html

Only drawback is you actually need to install Chrome. Seems rather redundant to me, if you have to install Chrome might as well use Chrome.
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Re: "Adobe flash player was blocked... out of date" Chromium

Postby BostonPeng on Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:52 pm

I ended up installing Chrome to get the in browser PDF support and I'm noting that Flash isn't recognized by some sites. For some odd reason the LA Times displays a note that I need to install Flash for their video but other sites show me Flash video with no problem. Probably a Times issue but I wanted to mention it happens on some sites.
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Re: "Adobe flash player was blocked... out of date" Chromium

Postby GeneBenson on Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:22 pm

BostonPeng wrote:I ended up installing Chrome to get the in browser PDF support and I'm noting that Flash isn't recognized by some sites. For some odd reason the LA Times displays a note that I need to install Flash for their video but other sites show me Flash video with no problem. Probably a Times issue but I wanted to mention it happens on some sites.


If you have Chrome installed (which includes it's own version of Flash) and any other version of Flash, which is used, for example in Firefox, then you could try this:

Start Chrome. Paste this url in : chrome://plugins
At the top right click the '+' sign to expand the list. Find Flash in the list and if it shows two versions then disable the one with the lowest version number.
Probably 11.2 rxxx. Chrome is currently on 11.3 rxx.
Done.

Hope this helps. :wink:
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Re: "Adobe flash player was blocked... out of date" Chromium

Postby BostonPeng on Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:27 pm

I'm afraid I already tried that and still get the install Flash messages. I'll have to look upstream to see if it's reported and maybe get with the folks at the Time to see if we can get it resolved. Thanks for trying though, Gene.
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Re: "Adobe flash player was blocked... out of date" Chromium

Postby kc1di on Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:47 pm

here's what I did as none of the plugins in the repositories work with chromium. I didn't really want to install Chrome if not needed. go to Adobe and down load the latest version of flash for linux. 11.2 xx down load the .tgz tar file
open it with Archiver and extract it to a fold in the home directory I made a folder called flash.

now make a link from that folder to usr/lib/chromium-browser like so:

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sudo ln -s /home/<ur usr name>/flash/libflashplayer.so  /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins


work like a charm :)
Good luck.

Note this will not be the pepper flash from chrome but it will work for now.
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Re: "Adobe flash player was blocked... out of date" Chromium

Postby GeneBenson on Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:08 pm

BostonPeng wrote:I'm afraid I already tried that and still get the install Flash messages. I'll have to look upstream to see if it's reported and maybe get with the folks at the Time to see if we can get it resolved. Thanks for trying though, Gene.


Hi BostonPeng,

I just tested this by going here: http://www.latimes.com/videogallery/
Using Chrome version 21.0.1180.89 with Flash version 11.3.31.232 I was able to play every video I tested. No warnings about Flash being out of date. :shock:
They even played fine in Firefox with Flash version 11.2 r202. :shock: :shock:
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Re: "Adobe flash player was blocked... out of date" Chromium

Postby BostonPeng on Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:28 am

GeneBenson wrote:
BostonPeng wrote:I'm afraid I already tried that and still get the install Flash messages. I'll have to look upstream to see if it's reported and maybe get with the folks at the Time to see if we can get it resolved. Thanks for trying though, Gene.


Hi BostonPeng,

I just tested this by going here: http://www.latimes.com/videogallery/
Using Chrome version 21.0.1180.89 with Flash version 11.3.31.232 I was able to play every video I tested. No warnings about Flash being out of date. :shock:
They even played fine in Firefox with Flash version 11.2 r202. :shock: :shock:

Now that's weird. Those videos I can watch, but on their main page for coverage of the Dodgers I get an Install Flash message on the right hand side where the MLB league videos show up (which is kind of good since I want to disable those anyway) and on a story pageI also get the message where the video goes (this time another league video but sometimes it's a video from the paper itself). (I know this is a different error than the thread addresses. Should I start a new thread for this issue?)

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The videos show up in Firefox, but not Chrome. In Chromium I get the out of date message so my issue seems to be a Chrome-specific error. I'm heading to the Chrome site to check for, and if need be report, the bug.
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Re: "Adobe flash player was blocked... out of date" Chromium

Postby FiReSTaRT on Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:36 pm

You can always download the latest version of the Adobe Flash plugin from the Adobe site (get the tar.gz version), go to /opt/mint-flashplugin-11, rename the old libflashplayer.so to something else and extract the new libflashplayer.so into the folder. Did the trick for me.
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Re: "Adobe flash player was blocked... out of date" Chromium

Postby BostonPeng on Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:37 pm

I'm still getting the flash not installed message from the LA Times, despite putting the downloaded file in both /opt/mint-flashplugin-11/ and /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/ and alternating which version of Flash was enabled. Oh well, now it's more of an annoyance to be worked around than not being able to view the content at all. I've let both Google and the Times know about the issue and I'll just wait until they decide to either fix their code or get back to me letting me know what I need to do on my end.
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