JVital
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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:05 pm

For those looking for a newer version, look here: http://odroidxu.leeharris.me.uk/xu3/ and download chromium-pepperflash-VERSION-armv7h.pkg.tar.xz. The old leeharris links for version 15 is dead. The current version (19.0.0.185) works like a charm on the RPi 2 when installed via the method in the first post.

mpeters
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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:04 pm

@JVital,

This is exactly what I have searching for, thank you so much. Can anyone guess the likely hood that this will stop working if the version had an upgrade?

jasonlhy
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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:07 pm

JVital wrote:For those looking for a newer version, look here: http://odroidxu.leeharris.me.uk/xu3/ and download chromium-pepperflash-VERSION-armv7h.pkg.tar.xz. The old leeharris links for version 15 is dead. The current version (19.0.0.185) works like a charm on the RPi 2 when installed via the method in the first post.
Can you tell me which version of Chromium will works for pepperflash 19?

I has install Chromium 41 from ubuntu package, the flash can be installed but keep crashing when I go to flash website.

QwertyKids
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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:19 am

Hi there,
Where do I find the line starting with "CHROMIUM_FLAGS="
Thanks

Higgs
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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:23 pm

"CHROMIUM_FLAGS=" is in /etc/chromium/default

Works a treat.

Russ_T
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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:00 am

I have taken this guide, and made an up to date one, specifically for Pis running kano, but it should work with all Pis.

http://taylormade.software/installing-f ... with-kano/

All credit to this thread for getting it working.

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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:08 am

Russ_T wrote:I have taken this guide, and made an up to date one, specifically for Pis running kano, but it should work with all Pis.

http://taylormade.software/installing-f ... with-kano/

All credit to this thread for getting it working.
But Chromium is not included in Raspbian Jessie.
Have Pi0&1A&1B&1B+&2B&3B&4B w/ Raspbian. Started w/ BASIC on ABC80&ZX81 then Forth, Z80… https://scratch.mit.edu/users/mobluse/ https://github.com/mobluse/ https://twitter.com/mobluse/ https://YouTube.com/MOBiL4u/

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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:08 am

mob-i-l wrote:
Russ_T wrote:I have taken this guide, and made an up to date one, specifically for Pis running kano, but it should work with all Pis.

http://taylormade.software/installing-f ... with-kano/

All credit to this thread for getting it working.
But Chromium is not included in Raspbian Jessie.
Quite so, Jessie on the RPi 2B requires a manual install of Chromium Browser:

viewtopic.php?f=63&t=121195
Retired disgracefully.....

Russ_T
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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:07 pm

Ok, excellent points, thank you.

I wrote the guide specifically for people with Kanos (kids), maybe I'll flash it to Jessie and update my guide.

Thanks for the feed back.

FabG
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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:46 am

Hello,
I installed PepperFlash on chromium on a RPI2 (kano as well). I am able to open up flahs-based sites, read content, etc. but for one educational website that my kids love, some text gets displayed as boxes with cross.
I tried two versions of PepperFlash (12 and 19) and tried to select different encoding in Chromium but nothing fixed it: I am able to read some text but not all.
it seems like improper encoding or missing font or ...
Do you have any tips or trick to try ?
Cheers,
Fabien

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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:36 pm

Hi - My son is desperate to log in to his scratch account using his new Pi so trying to follow your instructions. We've download Chrome and put in the first bit of code, but not sure what you mean when you say "uncomment". Tried a few options, but nothing seems to be happening. Probably being really dim here....

Thanks

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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:40 pm

My previous comment refers to the post right at the beginning of this thread!!

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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:42 pm

Andrew S wrote:Hi - My son is desperate to log in to his scratch account using his new Pi so trying to follow your instructions. We've download Chrome and put in the first bit of code, but not sure what you mean when you say "uncomment". Tried a few options, but nothing seems to be happening. Probably being really dim here....

Thanks
Remove the leading "#"
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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:46 pm

Thanks, but I am getting the message below when I follow the first step, which seems to suggest something is not working properly, and I can't replace the #. Have I done something wrong? This is all a bit over my head!

pi@raspberrypi ~ $ tar -xzf PepperFlash-12.0.0.77-armv7h.tar.gz
tar (child): PepperFlash-12.0.0.77-armv7h.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ cd PepperFlash
bash: cd: PepperFlash: No such file or directory
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ chmod +x *
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo cp * /usr/lib/chromium/plugins
cp: omitting directory `Desktop'
cp: omitting directory `Documents'
cp: omitting directory `Downloads'
cp: omitting directory `indiecity'
cp: omitting directory `python_games'
cp: omitting directory `Scratch'
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo nano /etc/chromium/default

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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:06 pm

Ok it's failing at the first step because the file you're trying to extract doesn't exist.

What was the result when you ran

wget http://os.archlinuxarm.org/armv7h/alarm ... pkg.tar.xz

?

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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:49 pm

The file is not available any more. For a newer version look here:
viewtopic.php?f=66&t=99202&sid=68825a29 ... 00#p838416
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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:27 pm

Hi,
I have same problem.
I download pepperflash succesfully using:
wget http://os.archlinuxarm.org/armv7h/alarm ... pkg.tar.xz
then I use command:
tar -xzf PepperFlash-12.0.0.77-armv7h.tar.gz
and I get this:
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ tar -xzf PepperFlash-12.0.0.77-armv7h.tar.gz
tar (child): PepperFlash-12.0.0.77-armv7h.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

What I do wrong?

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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:31 am

The file is not available any more. You have to use a new version. I've updated the OP now.
The tar command must match the file name of the downloaded file.
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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:12 pm

gkreidl wrote:The file is not available any more. You have to use a new version. I've updated the OP now.
The tar command must match the file name of the downloaded file.
OK I download new version. Then I use:
tar -xzf chromium-pepperflash-19.0.0.185.r1-1-armv7h.pkg.tar.xz
And i get:
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ tar -xzf chromium-pepperflash-19.0.0.185.r1-1-armv7h.pkg.tar.xz

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now


I don´t understand why downloaded file´s name is chromium-pepperflash.................pkg.tar.xz
but you use in first post Pepperflash.......tar.gz

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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:21 pm

joblik wrote:
gkreidl wrote:The file is not available any more. You have to use a new version. I've updated the OP now.
The tar command must match the file name of the downloaded file.
OK I download new version. Then I use:
tar -xzf chromium-pepperflash-19.0.0.185.r1-1-armv7h.pkg.tar.xz
And i get:
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ tar -xzf chromium-pepperflash-19.0.0.185.r1-1-armv7h.pkg.tar.xz

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now


I don´t understand why downloaded file´s name is chromium-pepperflash.................pkg.tar.xz
but you use in first post Pepperflash.......tar.gz
They changed the compression format for the newer version. Try using the GUI extractor. (I have not tested it myself because Chromium is not available on Jessie any more).
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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:46 pm

gkreidl wrote:They changed the compression format for the newer version. Try using the GUI extractor. (I have not tested it myself because Chromium is not available on Jessie any more).
But I have Chromium on Jessie. Folder´s name isn´t chromium, but chromium-browsers. I think it is chromium, isn´t it? And what you use for flash video on internet. I would have it, because a lot of czech servers use flash.

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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:58 pm

joblik wrote:
gkreidl wrote:They changed the compression format for the newer version. Try using the GUI extractor. (I have not tested it myself because Chromium is not available on Jessie any more).
But I have Chromium on Jessie. Folder´s name isn´t chromium, but chromium-browsers. I think it is chromium, isn´t it? And what you use for flash video on internet. I would have it, because a lot of czech servers use flash.
Chromium is not available from the Raspbian repository. There's a thread about installing the Ubuntu version on Raspbian, but I have not tried that yet.

But: Do not expect flash video to work. It's missing hardware acceleration and so it's quite useless for video.
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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:44 pm

Just a comment to answer a question I had raised on this thread a few weeks ago (in case anyone ends up here with similar issues).
I managed to fix character being displayed as crossed boxes by installing a font package: ttf-mscorefonts-installer
(credit to Russ_T for his help).

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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:39 pm

Code: Select all

tar -xJf *.tar.xz
works for tar.xz files (-xJf)

For Pepper Flash 19.0.0.185-r1 (http://odroidxu.leeharris.me.uk/xu3/chr ... pkg.tar.xz) and Chromium 48 (viewtopic.php?p=818455#p818455)
The only file you need is libpepflashplayer.so from the extracted usr/lib/PepperFlash/ directory, copy/move it to /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins/ and make it executable.
Change /etc/chromium-browser/default (#)CHROMIUM_FLAGS= line to:
CHROMIUM_FLAGS="--ppapi-flash-path=/usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins/libpepflashplayer.so --ppapi-flash-version=19.0.0.185-r1 -password-store=detect -user-data-dir"

Thanks to the OP and others, I'm now able to use the video editing tools on YouTube.
Posted from my PI2 using TDE Konqueror

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Re: Howto: Pepper Flash Player for RPI2 with Chromium & Rasp

Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:34 pm

Hi Guys,
Just a little off-topic here..

I've seen that flash performance (especially videos) is really choppy in RPi 2.
Do you think it will improve with the newly released RPi 3 ??
[Don't think much has changed on display side of things between the two]

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