Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player 21.0.0.242

Essential web browser plugin for multimedia content


Adobe Flash is an essential component for watching video and playing multimedia games on the web. Note that this version is for Intel Macs only. If you don't have an Intel Mac running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or later, you can also download Adobe Flash 10 for PPC Macs and Adobe Flash 9 for Mac OS X 10.1-10.3.
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PROS

  • View Flash videos on a wide range of websites such as YouTube
  • Stunning 3D effects and sound

CONS

  • Usually requires a manual install
  • Can't be edited easily
  • May be unstable at times

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Adobe Flash is an essential component for watching video and playing multimedia games on the web. Note that this version is for Intel Macs only. If you don't have an Intel Mac running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or later, you can also download Adobe Flash 10 for PPC Macs and Adobe Flash 9 for Mac OS X 10.1-10.3.

Powerful 3D engine

Adobe Flash Player has a host of features which make Flash even more potent and powerful than before and it's developers that really have something to cheer about. These include new expressive features and visual performance improvements that allow interactive designers and developers to build even richer and impressive Web videos.

To get a taste of what we mean, once you’ve installed Flash Player 11, view the interactive demos to see the new 3D engine put through its paces. It's the new 3D possibilities that are the most exciting aspect of this release, but that's bolstered by some new custom filters and effects, advanced ways of laying out text and enhanced sound APIs. Indeed, the sound from Adobe Flash Player 11 is one of the most notable improvements resembling something closer to Dolby Surround Sound.

An essential add-on

One of the essential accessories for internet browsing and videos, if you haven't installed Adobe Flash Player yet then you're in for a treat.

Changes

  • Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.70 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh and Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.341 and earlier versions for Linux. These updates address important vulnerabilities, and Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions:
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.70 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.77
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.341 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.346
  • Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.70 installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.77 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.
  • Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.70 installed with Internet Explorer 10 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 10 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.77 for Windows 8.0.
  • Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.70 installed with Internet Explorer 11 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 11 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.77 for Windows 8.1.

Reach over 1.3 billion people across browsers and OS versions with no install


Deliver console-quality games to the browser:

- Stage 3D

Build stunning, blazing-fast cinematic 2D and 3D games.  Use fully accelerated GPU rendering, which leverages the power of OpenGL and DirectX graphics.

- Concurrency

Create high-performance, more responsive games and content using ActionScript® workers and shared ByteArray support. Share memory and leverage machine resources by offloading tasks to background workers that run concurrently.

- Full-screen support

Deliver exciting, full-screen games with full keyboard support across browsers (including Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer) and operating systems (Mac and Windows®).

- Enhanced mouse control

Create immersive, panoramic games that take advantage of infinite scrolling, mouse lock, relative mouse coordinates, and right- and middle-click events.

 

Produce stunning media experiences:

- HD-quality video

Play high-quality HD video with industry-standard codecs such as H.264, AAC, and MP3. Use GPU hardware optimization and chipsets that scale across all platforms to provide best-in-class video performance.

- High quality of service

Engage viewers with optimized and adaptive bitrate video streaming as well as an extensive feature set. Support for streaming standards such as HDS, RTMP, and progressive video allows video content to be delivered efficiently and flexibly across various network and CDN configurations.

- Content protection

Deliver protected premium video content using Adobe Access, which supports a wide range of business models, including video on demand, live broadcast, HD rental, subscription, and electronic sell-through.

 

Deploy dynamic content in a more secure, powerful runtime:

- Multicore rendering

Build high-performance vector graphics and display true 1080p videos that take advantage of up to four CPU cores.

- SWF file optimization

Deliver optimized SWF files for faster download through the LZMA compression algorithm.

- Advanced bitmap control

Deliver smoother animations and interactivity using enhanced high-resolution bitmap support, bitmap caching, and asynchronous bitmap decoding.

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Adobe Flash Player 21.0.0.242

— User reviews — about Adobe Flash Player

  • aehsa

    by aehsa

    "Hated it!"

    I have had choppy videos and starting and stopping ever since i downloaded this application. Can any one solve this prob... More.

    reviewed on March 30, 2011