Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 675 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.0.0.189
  • Total Downloads:
    38,513,578
  • Date Added:
    October 15, 2014
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,068
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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Improved to give the best the Internet has to offer, Adobe Flash Player 11 shows a quantum leap in performance over previous versions. It has a number of new features designed to take full advantage of the newer 64-bit browsers and operating systems available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. This makes it a more effective tool for Web developers and anyone who enjoys media-rich applications or sites like YouTube. However, with the improvement come a few headaches that users of certain browsers may encounter.

If you use Google Chrome, there is no need to download Adobe Flash Player 11, as it comes as part of the download package. For those using other browsers, you may be prompted to update depending on your settings. This isn't a program that will be prominent for most users -- it works primarily in the background. And while it can be accessed from the toolbar of your browser, we don't recommend tinkering around with this plug-in unless you're an experienced professional. Web developers will notice it has better integration with browsers' JavaScript console. This version is configured to use system resources more efficiently and provide enhanced high-resolution bitmap support for more detailed and accelerated videos and graphics.

Adobe Flash 11 is not without a few flaws, and users of Google Chrome are most likely to encounter them. Flash Player 11 is subject to freezing up the browser, giving a prompt at the top of a tab saying the player isn't responding, with a prompt to stop it. Once it is stopped, it will restart automatically, but it leaves an annoying message at the top of every open browser tab reporting the obvious fact that it has crashed. Mac users should be aware that it requires OS X 10.6 or higher running on an Intel platform to function properly. For the most part, however, this program brings faster, better graphics that even those who don't understand what a plug-in does will appreciate.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Piece of crap!!"

September 07, 2014  |  By VHarleyFatBoy

 |  Version: Flash Player 10.0.12.36

Pros

NONE, I WISH SOMEONE WOULD GIVE US A DIFFERENT CHOICE

Cons

CRASHING ISSUES OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN

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2 stars

"Controls not reliable, can't identify video sources"

July 23, 2014  |  By Bill_Levinson

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.145

Pros

Plays interactive content; probably indispensable

Cons

Does not always respond to user commands.

Right-clicking does not identify the source of unwanted content, which means unwanted content cannot be banned with parental or similar controls. Business IT departments may similarly be unable to ban unwanted video sources.

Summary

The problems show a relatively low level of pride in Adobe's workmanship. Even though this product is free, it does reflect on the company.

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1 stars

"Adobe needs to allow access for Kindle Fire!"

May 28, 2014  |  By Christiangirl177

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.214

Pros

None that I could think of!

Cons

Not available for the Kindle Fire system nor the Android based tablets! Adobe needs to allow us to have access to their Flash Player. I am very disappointed with this company right now! I really don't have anything positive to say about Adobe right now. Hopefully, they'll rectify this situation.

Summary

Adobe needs to see what people are saying about their product, not that it would matter to them.

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1 stars

"BEWARE & CAREFUL or Adobe Flash will install Chrome and"

May 01, 2014  |  By musicman4you

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.206

Pros

None but you need it for sites like YouTube

Cons

BEWARE & be CAREFUL or Adobe Flash update will install Chrome and Mcafee Scanner on your compter.I found out the hard way last night.This is not Comodo icedragons fault but when it told me to update the newest Flash from Adobe I did on the page it gave me and I seen it installing Google Chrome.I closed it down before it could install.Then I tried again and it installed the Mcafee Security Scanner on my PC so fast I couldn't stop it.I had to clean a lot of crap off of my PC thanks to Adobe Flash and there new tricky programs they add.If you update Flash you better look real close on that page so you don't get Chrome and Mcafee.Adobe has stooped to a new low with the sneaky,dirty little tactics to install Chrome and Mcafee on your computer.

Summary

I seen on google were IT professionals and people that work on computers also didn't see the well hidden options of other programs now in Adobe Flash.It put the Mcafee Scanner in C:\DOCUME~1\MyName\LOCALS~1\Temp\ContentDATs.exe So I just took all night and removed the Mcafee stuff from hidden Folders & other places on my PC.Icedragon had many left overs also that registry cleaners could not find.Many including Mcafee were in hidden folders and files.I had to go through the computer and clean all of this stuff up myself and from Registry.There is even a YouTube video showing how Adobe installs this with the Flash Update.Just google Adobe Flash adds Chrome and Mcafee.I don't trust Adobe and use another PDF reader instead of the Adobe one.Be careful upgrading Flash.

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1 stars

"Absolute Garbage, thanks Adobe!"

April 15, 2014  |  By TxTom

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.182

Pros

None. The update stinks.

Cons

Takes up disc space and does nothing but crash.

Summary

V13 is a complete failure on the Mac at this point.

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1 stars

"Dead on arrival"

April 15, 2014  |  By shineola77

 |  Version: Shockwave Flash Plug-in (32-bit) 2.0

Pros

Cannot find a single good thing to say

Cons

Does not work with MAC X with /firefox, not eevn a little bit

Summary

Adobe notified me that there was an upgrade to my flash player available and since flash seemed to be slowing my on line life, I opted for it and then my child wanted to see her Frozen song on You tube and I got the old error message and the query about reporting it to presumably Adobe which is about as much use as reporting injustice to the Justice department.
I shall be happy when flash falls into the dustbin of history along with Stacker, the Bournolli Box and the Osborn 64

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1 stars

"Does nothing but crash"

March 31, 2014  |  By nmweatherman

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.77

Pros

None whatsoever

Cons

Doesn't work with my browser at all

Summary

I am running XP Pro with a Chrome browser and this software does not work at all with Chrome. Almost instantly I get messages that it has crashed or is unresponsive. I've given it four trials but now its history. It is simply incompatible with Chrome I guess. Plus when it's crashing it freezes up my web pages. Nothing but trouble.

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1 stars

"Crashing for weeks"

March 29, 2014  |  By essaadams

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.77

Pros

A fix would be a pro. An update would be a pro. But nothing to fix this issue is a con all the way.

Cons

Crashing - and the box that freezes me from working - well h*^# I know it crashed, now leave me alone to work. Who thought of this version? I have had professional support techs on / in my computer for hours on end to uninstall, reinstall, repair, re-register, and do all their tricks and it is the same. So I just reinstall myself. Any thing can crash it. Going to a recipe site, to Facebook, to my work site, to my own website where there isn't even a slideshow or flash in use. And NOW it is bringing in the email message I may be writing so I have to get that out of the way too. Sometimes I have to click it out of the way 2 times or 25 times. Reinstall and may get an hour or 10 hours or 10 minutes. Fix it! I use Firefox. Techs also set me up for Chrome in case, but I have no interest and it crashes there anyway.

Summary

Fix it!. They need to fix it.

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1 stars

"Latest version started crashing and freezing browser."

March 19, 2014  |  By tembuktoo

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.77

Pros

The past two updates before the March 11th version worked fine.

Cons

Latest version of software dated March 11th started crashing and freezing the browser today(March 19th). Seems like the programmers intentionally program issues into the software so they will have job security.

Summary

As soon as someone somewhere comes up with ANY alternative to this software I am dumping it immediately.

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1 stars

"Version 12 fails. To load, install, or run."

February 08, 2014  |  By pyotr576

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.44

Pros

It is free.

Cons

It does not install - the "installer" program deletes itself, does something, but it does not install. Not to Firefox.

I give it one star because I cannot not give it zero.

Summary

how many times do I have to download and install Flash 12 before it actually installs and works in Firefox?

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 15.0.0.189
  • [Win8.1][IE11] Resolves an issue introduced with Flash Player 13.0.0.182 that affected Dragon Quest Monster Parade.
  • [Win8.x][IE10+] printJob.addPage() no longer throws an erroneous exception.
  • [Win8.x] Fixes an issue where Print To Printer only printed the first page.
  • [Win8.x][MSFT 654468] Full-Screen content is incorrectly scaled when the user requests Full-Screen Mode after zooming in or out with the browser zoom.
  • [Win][Firefox] Fixes an issue where FileReference.browse() file dialog was opening behind the browser window.
  • [Mac] Resolves an issue introduced with Flash Player 15.0.0.29.  Using the volume keys on the keyboard now works as expected in Adobe Connect.
  • [Mac] Resolves an infrequent issue where the Flash Player installer could not determine the correct OS version for users on MacOS 10.8+.
  • [Mac 10.9+] Resolves an issue where Flash Player would use a large amount of CPU if the network was disconnected while a video using the Adobe Video Engine was playing.
  • Stage3D Content is now available on the Nvidia Tegra K1.
  • WebVTT Captions are now correctly displayed after a mid-roll ad is inserted into a video stream.
  • [HTTP Live Streaming] The lowest possible bitrate i-frame stream was not being used if TrickPlay was enabled.
General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date October 14, 2014
Date Added October 15, 2014
Version 15.0.0.189
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Other Browser Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 and above, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0 and above, and Opera 11
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 38,513,578
Downloads Last Week 3,068
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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