Somehow automatically include Flash into 64-bit Chrome

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Somehow automatically include Flash into 64-bit Chrome

Postby pepperminty on Thu May 31, 2012 12:40 am

When a Mint user downloads the 64-bit Chrome browser, Flash doesn't just work. The person has to go through several steps to make Flash work.

If someone installs the regular version of Mint (the with-codec version), the user could listen to MP3s and watch DVDs, without having to install codecs). In keeping with making Mint work as simply as possible, may I suggest somehow making Flash just work if the user chooses to install 64-bit Chrome.

If you respond, "Well, that's impossible," may I suggest having 64-bit Chrome installed by default on 64-bit Mint with the Flash player just working then?



This suggestion is inspired by viewtopic.php?f=90&t=103664&p=587124
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Re: Somehow automatically include Flash into 64-bit Chrome

Postby kc1di on Thu May 31, 2012 6:43 am

It's already done only you have to install chromium-browser from the synaptic package manager or the terminal using apt-get.
Chromium-browser comes with all the codec already configured and is almost Identical to Chrome.
give it a try.
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Re: Somehow automatically include Flash into 64-bit Chrome

Postby pepperminty on Thu May 31, 2012 12:35 pm

kc1di,
Thanks for your reply. chromium-browser does already come with built-in Flash support, but I wish the same thing with chrome 64-bit in Mint.
I have installed chromium-browser through the Package Manager, but sometimes I both browsers running at the same time. In other words, I would still need/want to use chrome.
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Re: Somehow automatically include Flash into 64-bit Chrome

Postby cra1g321 on Thu May 31, 2012 3:57 pm

For poeple who are using Google Chrome and keep getting that annoying outdated plugin message,
here is a fix - viewtopic.php?f=42&t=103780&p=587472#p587472
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Somehow automatically include Flash into 64-bit Chrome

Postby xmohd on Thu May 31, 2012 4:00 pm

when i installed chrome, it gave me error messages when i tried to play youtube or any flash clips. it kept indicating that flash was disabled. i found out that mint included flash that was outdated, and conflicting chrome. thru software library i installed the adobe flash package and chrome worked well.
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