Flash Player is integrated with Google Chrome as Pepper plug-in. Sometimes, it's necessary for developers to install the Content Debugger to debug their code. These instructions outline how to install and enable the Content Debugger.

Note:

If you have issues with integrated Flash Player plug-in in Chrome, report the issue to Google.

Install the Flash Player Content Debugger

  1. Go to https://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/debug_downloads.html and download the Content Debugger installer for the OS in use (Mac OS or Windows).

    If installing the Content Debugger for Mac OS, note the version number.

  2. Proceed with installing Flash Player Content Debugger.

Enable Flash Player Content Debugger in Mac OS

  1. Launch the Terminal app (/Applications/Terminal).

  2. At the prompt, type the launch command in the following syntax:  

    <path to chrome app> --ppapi-flash-path=<path to PPAPI plugin> --ppapi-flash-version=<PPAPI Version Installed>

    For example:

    /Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\ Chrome --ppapi-flash-path=/Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/PepperFlashPlayer/PepperFlashPlayer.plugin --ppapi-flash-version=19.0.0.185

  3. To confirm that Chrome is using the Content Debugger, navigate to http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html.

  4. Click Check Now.

  5. The results indicate that the debug version is in use:

    Your system information
    Your Flash Version 19.0.0.185 (debug version)
    Your browser name Google Chrome (PPAPI)
    Your Operating System (OS) Macintosh (OSX)

Enable Flash Player Content Debugger in Windows

  1. Launch Chrome.

  2. In the address field, type the following and press enter: chrome://plugins

  3. Click Details and scroll down to the Flash section.

  4. Disable the integrated Pepper version by clicking Disable. The Location of the integrated version is in the Programs Files directory path.

  5. To confirm Chrome is using the Content Debugger, launch Chrome and navigate to http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html.

  6. Click Check Now.

  7. The results indicate that the debug version is in use:

    Your system information
    Your Flash Version 19.0.0.185 (debug version)
    Your browser name Google Chrome (PPAPI)
    Your Operating System (OS) Windows (Windows 7)

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