Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 680 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.2.202.233
  • Total Downloads:
    38,572,741
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 16, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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There should be no doubt that Apple's decision to block Flash from iOS in favor of HTML5 has spurred Adobe to make sure that its media-rich content-building tool and player Flash remains competitive. Flash Player 11 brings hardware-accelerated graphics support to the platform.

According to Adobe, the new Stage3D technology in the new Flash Player brings combined 2D and 3D acceleration that is up to 1,000 times faster than the previous Flash iterations. While currently Stage3D is supported only for personal computers, it should make its way to mobile devices in future Flash releases. The advancements offered by Stage3D should bring far more complex graphics development for the player, and allow some developers to use it as a viable alternative for their projects, especially for cross-platform efforts.

In addition to accelerated graphics, Flash 11 now is natively in 64-bit code on all supported platforms, which will allow it to better integrate with browsers and plug-ins that are coded in 64-bit. This along with a slew of new enhancements for developers in terms of security improvements, media handling, and better JavaScript integration will enhance the player's use for future development. Flash also comes baked into Google Chrome, and therefore the Chrome OS that powers Google's Chromebooks.

Mac users take note: Flash requires OS X 10.6 or later running on an Intel platform since Adobe removed support for PowerPC Macs in Flash 10.

Although it's possible that HTML5 will at some point unseat Flash as the dominant code for media on the Web, that won't happen for a while yet since HTML5 standards haven't even been finalized. The Flash Player is a must if you want to experience the Web at its fullest, so users at any level of expertise should have no qualms about installing or upgrading.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.9

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    2.5

    out of 680 votes

    • 5 star 149
    • 4 star 87
    • 3 star 63
    • 2 star 57
    • 1 star 324
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1 stars

"Absolutely disgusting."

August 01, 2012  |  By JDL

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.233

Pros

None.
Absolutely none.

Cons

How they manage to dupe web site creators into using this horrible piece of software might make for an interesting case study.

Summary

Pure garbage. It is the source of many crashes and/or browser halting on my system.

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1 stars

"Is this the single worst program EVER?"

July 17, 2012  |  By MLB2109

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.233

Pros

None that I can tell.

Cons

Lets see, doesn't work, slows down my computer even when it's not doing anything. Did I mention it never works without crashing.

Summary

If I could throw this in Adobe's face (metaphorically) I would.

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1 stars

"Very pooooooor"

May 01, 2012  |  By charliejh

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.233

Pros

Only flash player out there.

Cons

I run chrome and flash crashes all the time. Adobe needs some competition SOON!

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5 stars

"Constant Crashes"

April 28, 2012  |  By psychothunder

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.233

Pros

It's awesome when it works I spose this and Chrome aren't gonna get along

Cons

Crashes more than my level of aggravation wants

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5 stars

"It hasn't crashed one time since I downloaded it."

April 26, 2012  |  By michaelmenna

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.233

Pros

It is reliable, quick and never crashes unlike the older version of Flash Player 10.

Cons

So far I have no qualms about Flash player 11.

Summary

I am very happy with Flayer 11.

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3 stars

"We have difficulty how to load not cust friendly enough"

April 26, 2012  |  By badaboy

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.233

Pros

good stuff works USUALLY well..reliable..stable

Cons

cannot load..all of my icons turn "" Flash Palyer ADOBE RED on

screen

WHEN ARE YOU GOIN TO UNDERSTAND WE'''DONT WANT NO TOOLBARS'''WE ALREADY HAVE A THOUSAND WICH WE CANNOT REMOVE...STUCK WITH THEM SOON WILL HAVE NO MORE ROOM FOR PROGRAMS

Summary

when all icons are Flash layer on screen...NOT TOO USEFUL...SO

I HAVE TO '' FLUSH IT TO GET BACK ..RECOVER MY ICONS

do you have a solution to this..HAS TO BE SIMPLE TO USE...OLD MAN OLD BRAIN

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4 stars

"Need to fix the download issues."

April 23, 2012  |  By rleigh1212

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.233

Pros

Can view videos from DVD's now that system wasn't able to before.

Cons

Took too many attempts to download kept telling I had to connect to the internet.

Summary

Works well when I was allowed to download fix that issue and it get five stars.

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4 stars

"Great product"

April 20, 2012  |  By punjanza

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.233

Pros

Great product.

Cons

Lack of multiple OS compatibility.

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4 stars

"Good product as always."

April 19, 2012  |  By rossi563

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.233

Pros

Always starts up when down loading things you need,never let down with Adobe.And C.Net of course.

Cons

Flash player is a must have for any computer.

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1 stars

"Adobe Flash player is a cruel joke"

April 19, 2012  |  By rcmmulti

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.233

Pros

It has no pros its the worst program ever written!

Cons

It has no cons its the worst program ever written!

Summary

This program should be removed from
all browser.!Just because they think
they compressed the files and
its suppose too be better audio
doesn't make it worthy to force the
public to use it, if it hops, skips
and jumps even at 20+mbps.
I'm sick of seeing them force us
to use such and lame program.!
How could Adobe flash player be
proud of this product?
Get rid of the damn thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.2.202.233
Version 11.2.202.233 fixed long animation pauses when a mouse or keyboard is used with Steam overlay and printing to local printer generates unusably large print jobs.
General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date April 16, 2012
Date Added April 16, 2012
Version 11.2.202.233
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Other Browser Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 and above, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0 and above, and Opera 11
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File Size Not Available
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 38,572,741
Downloads Last Week 9,137
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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