In one of my earlier posts, I talked about setting up Ubuntu 64-bit on my Dell Studio 17 laptop. I provided some information on how I set up Flash on my system. This solution used the 32-bit release version of Adobe’s Flash plugin and nspluginwrapper to allow the 32-bit plugin to be used with the 64-bit version of Firefox. I had just a few problems with this solution:

  • Google Analytics would crash the entire browser if I tried to change the date range.
  • Hulu would always take at least a minute to load any video. Full length videos would sometimes take as long as five minutes to load.
  • Youtube would often times not work correctly.
  • Random parts of certain Flash applications would not work at all.
  • The new Hearts of Space Flash player didn’t work.
  • All too often, all Flash apps would fail. This resulted in every instance of Flash being replaced with a light-gray background.

Fortunately, I found a great solution to this problem: an actual 64-bit Adobe Flash Plugin.

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