How to Get Flash and H265 to Work on the Vivilda Web Browser

Ever since Google announced that it is discontinuing support for the 32-bit version of its Chrome browser, many went on a journey find other alternatives.

Though it should be pointed out that there is a long list of alternatives, but if you happen to stumble on Vivaldi whose stable version 1.0 was released not long ago, you will release that Flash and H265 don’t come bundled with the browser.

These programs are required for the browser to be able to play HTML videos from online streaming websites like YouTube.

To get the H265 program to work on Vivaldi, users are required to have a package called “chromium-codecs-ffmpegextra” in their system.

Vivaldi browser

With the benefit of hindsight, this package is already available to those that have the Chromium web browser installed but if you are amongst the few that don’t, you can get the package with the following command.

sudo apt-get install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra

After getting and installing the package, restart the browser

Like Google Chrome, Vivaldi supports Pepper Flash plugin and if you have the Chrome browser installed, Vivaldi will automatically use it when/if the need arises. In any case, If you do not have Google Chrome installed on your system  you will need to install the package called pepperflashplugin-nonfree”.
This can be done by using the following command:

sudo apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfree
Again restart the browser when the installation is finished.

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Lamin loves smartphones and was introduced to the world of mobile devices with Android. Ubuntu is new to him, but he is enjoying writing about it so far.

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