Installing Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 13.10

This is a simple step by step guide on how to install the latest version of Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 13.10 (32bit or 64bit). The outlined steps below should also work for earlier versions. If you are running any version older than 13.10, feel free to comment if it worked on that version or not.

Step 1: Install Adobe Flash Player

– Open Ubuntu Software Centre, search for flash and you will see “Adobe Flash plug-in“. Click on it and install


Step 2: Verify Adobe Flash Player Plugin

– Open Firefox, type “about:plugins” in the address bar and enter. You should see the Adobe Flash Player plugin listed


Install via Terminal

[code lang=”js”]$ sudo apt-get update[/code]


[code lang=”js”]$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer[/code]


You can install the Ubuntu Restricted Extras which are packages that are left of by default by Canonical because of legal reasons. Installing these extra packages will allow you to play MP3 and DVD files, enable Microsoft Core fonts, Flash Player plugin, and many more.

– Run the following command from terminal and accept on-screen pop-ups

[code lang=”js”]$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras[/code]

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