Fresh Player Plugin is an open-source PPAPI-to-NPAPI compatibility layer between Pepper Flash (PPAPI) and Adobe Flash (NPAPI). It simply uses an up-to-date version of Pepper Flash and converts it to be readable by Firefox on Linux. It can use Hardware-acceleration decoding for videos in the latest Linux distributions.
The following commands will show you how to get and install Fresh Player Plugin on your Linux computer.
The following code is for Debian based distributions.
Remove your previous version of flash # apt-get purge flashplugin-installer Get the Fresh Player Plugin repository # add-apt-repository ppa:ilarimogard/webupd8 # apt-get update # apt-get install freshplayerplugin
The following code is for Arch Linux based distributions using pacman/packer.
Remove your previous version of flash # pacman -Rs flashplugin (Optional - You may need to install ragel first) # pacman -S ragel Get the Fresh Player Plugin from the Arch User Repository (AUR) $ packer -S freshplayerplugin
You may need to install one of these before you can use Fresh Player Plugin. I had the second one already install since I'm using Pepper Flash for Chromium
Once everything is installed, you can restart your Firefox and go into your addons menu - plugins. There should be an item call Shockwave Flash. Click on the More link and verify that the name is equal to libfreshwrapper-flashplayer.so. If it's the case, you have successfully installed Fresh Player Plugin on your system.