When I go back to youtube, I keep getting the "Adobe Flash Player is required to display some elements on this page" Install plug-in button.

I click on the Problems installing link and a message says, “Adobe Flash Player is already installed, but disabled. Click here for more information.”

I click on the link and I am taken to Flash Player Help / Flash Player with Google Chrome page. I’ve tried all of the steps listed on the page, but none of them work.

I got to chrome://plugins and Flash isn’t even listed.

Any ideas?

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  • Chromium is not Chrome. Chrome has Flash built-in, Chromium needs it downloading & keeping up to date. – Tetsujin Feb 19 '15 at 19:16
  • @Tetsujin I got Flash installed and Adobe's web site says that it's installed. I just can't get it to be enabled. It's not even showing up in my plugins list. – Kent Allard Feb 19 '15 at 19:26

If you use Chromium make sure you have the PPAPI version of Flash Player installed.

There are two Versions:

  • NPAPI (Firefox)
  • PPAPI (Opera, Chromium)

Both versions can be found on the adobe download page: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

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    This answer solved my problem. Apparently the adobe page gives you the wrong download by default.. I had to click "Need flash player for a different computer?" and pick "Chrome/Opera PPAPI". – Seth Jul 30 '15 at 3:01

The "Adobe Flash Player is already installed, but disabled. Click here for more information.”-message appears to all Chromium-based browsers, ie Chrome, Opera but also Chromium, although it is actually mostly targeted for Chrome which has flash inbuilt.

But you can just click on "Need Flash Player for a different computer?" and select "FP18 for Opera ans Chromium - PPAPI" as Browser. Install Flash and append a flag to the shortcut launching Chromium:

for 32-bit Chromium

--ppapi-flash-path="C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer32_VE_R_S_ION.dll" --ppapi-flash-version="VE.R.S.ION"

for 64-bit Chromium:

--ppapi-flash-path="C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer64_VE_R_S_ION.dll" --ppapi-flash-version="VE.R.S.ION"

Get the version from the manifest.json in the same path.

Source, Chromium downloads and further reading: chromium.woolyss.com

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I had the same problem and I managed to get it working by starting chromium with these switches:

chrome.exe --ppapi-flash-path="c:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer32_17_0_0_134.dll" --ppapi-flash-version=""

This page helped me: http://chromium.woolyss.com/#flash

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