Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Flash Player 10.1 Beta is Released

Adobe has just released Flayer Player 10.1 Beta for 32-bit Linux Machines. While 10.1 Beta is not the release that will fix users flasher player woes in Linux, it will offer better playback, bug fixes and greater compatibility for flash content on the web.

From Adobe's Press Release:
This is a developer prerelease version of the Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 software for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. It is being made available for developers to test their content to ensure new features function as expected, existing content plays back correctly, and there are no compatibility issues. Consumers can try the beta release of Flash Player 10.1 to preview hardware acceleration of video on supported Windows PCs and x86-based netbooks.

To Install Flash Player 10.1 Beta in Linux:
- Close Firefox

- Download Flash 10.1.
wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/flashplayer10_1_p1_linux_111709.tar.gz

- After downloading you need to uninstall Ubuntu's version of Flash
sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-installer

- Then create a plugin folder in the .mozilla configuration folder.
mkdir ~/.mozilla/plugins

- Untar flashplayer10_1_p1_linux_111709.tar.gz
in a terminal type:
tar -zxvf flashplayer10_1_p1_linux_111709.tar.gz

- Point the terminal into the newly decompressed file
cd ~/install_flash_player_10_linux

- Install the flash player 10.1 beta plugin
In a terminal type:
mv libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins

- To remove Flash Player 10.1 Beta and reinstall Ubuntu's repository version of flash
Delete the plugins folder in the .mozilla folder
In a terminal type:
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

Leave a comment letting readers now how the upgrade worked for you.

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Anonymous said...

so when i try to uninstall ubuntus flash i run into this problem.

sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-installer

how do you fix this?

redDEAD said...


That is the correct command
sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-installer

If you never installed flash you do not need to do this command.

If you still are having trouble you can always go into Synaptic (System>Administration>Synaptic Package Manager) to uninstall the flash player.

Jason Shueh said...

This worked for me, I tried watching standard def videos on youtube and it worked well. Hulu works ok in 360P but not in full screen mode. Hulu in 480P was too choppy and un-watchable.

Thanks for the guide!

Anonymous said...

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