Thursday, July 14, 2011

Adobe Flash Player 11 Beta (both 32 and 64 Bit) is Available, Easy Installation in Ubuntu

Adobe Flash Player 11 beta was released yesterday. The most important change is that the new version is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit Linux OS. Other changes include:
  • Stage3D APIs — Create highly interactive visuals to improve collaboration on 3-dimensional models.
  • 64-bit support — Support for 64-bit operating systems and browsers on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows.
  • G.711 audio compression for telephony — Integrate voice/telephony into business apps using G.711 codec.
  • H.264/AVC SW Encoding — Encode higher quality video locally using H.264 video.
  • Socket Progress Events — Build advanced file sharing apps like FTP clients that send large amounts of data.
  • HD surround sound — Deliver full HD videos with 7.1 channel surround sound directly to AIR powered TVs.

For installation of Adobe Flash Player 11, you can follow any of the methods below. But if you are using Firefox, I would highly recommend the Flash-Aid method as it is really a very easy automated process and the plugins installed via Flash-Aid work in Chrome/Chromium also.

Flash-Aid Firefox Add-on

For installation of the latest beta Flash Player, the easiest method is to use the 'Flash-Aid' Firefox Add-on. See here for details:

From the PPA (64-bit only)

A Launchpad PPA for 64-bit users is available, which provides packages for all versions of Ubuntu from Hardy to Oneiric.

For installation of 64-bit Adobe Flash Player beta, go to a Terminal and run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sevenmachines/flash
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install flashplugin64-installer

Manual Download and Installation (32-bit and 64-bit)

If you want to manually install the new Flash Player, download the respective package from the link below.

Extract the downloaded .tar.gz archive and copy the file '' into '~/.mozilla/plugins' of your home directory. You'd need to press Ctrl + H to see the hidden files. If the directories don't already exist, create them.

You can simply delete the file '' if you no longer want to use this beta plugin.

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