How to Disable the Chrome Pepper Flash Player
Written by Simon Bailey
A couple of years ago Google started work on a safer more stable version of flash. The Flash Pepper Player (FPP) unfortunately has exposed camera and/or audio related issues and is the default Flash Player for the Chrome browser. There is an inconsistency between the FPP and the Flash Player releases from Adobe and in my experience with my client media based applications, the Adobe version resolves these issues. In this article I will highlight a series of simple instructions on how to disable the FPP and enable the Adobe released Flash Player. The obvious first step is to download and install the latest Flash Player version from Adobe.
- Within Chrome visit the chrome://plugins/ page and reveal the plugin details by clicking the Details link on the right hand side of the page:
2. Under the Adobe Flash Player heading you should see multiple versions of Flash. All Google related Flash is highlighted under the Location: /Applications/Google Chrome.app and should be disabled by clicking Disable. The Adobe Flash should be located under /Library/Internet-Plug-Ins/ and should be enabled by clicking Enable. Also ensure the Always allowed box is selected:
Please read the following article explaining the confusion over flash versions.