Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.3.300.262
  • Total Downloads:
    38,508,142
  • Date Added:
    June 23, 2012
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,001
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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

    1.2

    out of 13 votes

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    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 11
  • All Versions

    2.5

    out of 675 votes

    • 5 star 148
    • 4 star 87
    • 3 star 63
    • 2 star 57
    • 1 star 320
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1 stars

"it sucks big time<br />it sucks big time"

July 10, 2012  |  By idolt

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.262

Pros

NONE NONE NONE

Cons

EVERYTHING TOTALLY SUCKS

Summary

should be thrown in the trash

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1 stars

"Does not work in Windows 7 - Firefox environment."

July 09, 2012  |  By mathnucl

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.262

Pros

None that I could see.

Cons

Windows 7 + Firefox environment. Streaming videos (e.g. YouTube) will not appear ever. I switched to Flash 10.3 and turned off updates.

Summary

It will remain useless until Adobe fixes it.

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1 stars

"Extremely badly make product"

July 09, 2012  |  By cathalibm

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.262

Pros

Sending crash reports may be a pro? Pity i dont get responses!

Cons

Crashes on the latest versions of
1) Firefox 13.0.1
2) IE 9 9.0.8112.1642
3) Chrome 20.0.1132.47

It did the same thing around this time last year. Fixed it in September. Looks like they are doing the same thing again.

Summary

I have Win7 64 bit with 16gig of ram & a 50meg line. Also have a 4gig video card. My PC has all the latest updates, And for some reason Adobe Flash has decided to become troublesome. Its a pity as I'm forced to use it in order to watch You-tube & other video sites. And these site require you to have the latest version of Flash, so going back to an older version is not an option.

Its a shameful inept and badly coded software, which is bring a bad name to a otherwise good software company Adobe.

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1 stars

"USELESS USELESS USELESS."

July 09, 2012  |  By karoga

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.262

Pros

Old versions seemed to work OK as I haven't had a problem until now.Saying that....isnt it the only Flash player around apart from Silverlight?

Cons

New version has very seriously messed up my computer.

Summary

Adobe.....are you out there?
Are you reading these messages?
Are you even interested?
What are you going to do to rectify this?
Is it possible to install an older version so i can use You Tube. I dont need any frills....just the means to work.

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1 stars

"Too many crashes!"

July 05, 2012  |  By johntcaldwell

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.262

Pros

It works sometimes.

Cons

It crashes way too much.

Summary

I'm not looking for all the bells and whistles. I just want a simple player that's stable and works. Adobe Flash Player (AFP) used to be just that but after the last couple of updates, it has begun to crash on a very regular basis. My mother-in-law updated her AFP a couple of days ago and today she asked me what was going on with AFP. I explained that I was having the same problem so came here to find out if others were too and they obviously are. Maybe they will get it worked out soon.

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1 stars

"Crap!! Constant skipping and PC crashes!!"

July 05, 2012  |  By flaboy66

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.262

Pros

NONE. I'm so sorry I ever let Adobe update past Player 10.

Cons

Everyday my PC crashes because of this faulty product.

Summary

I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who cares about the health of their PC.

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1 stars

"Makes My IE8 To Crash"

July 01, 2012  |  By Mike98

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.262

Pros

Easy to install and easy to uninstall.

Cons

When I open more favorites at once in Internet Explorer 8, Flash player 11 makes my IE8 to crash every once in the about 5 times of opening. I know this because I clicked on "details" when the message "Internet Explorer does not respond" appeared and the fault module is Flash Player.

Summary

I have to do without youtube videos, etc., because Flash Player makes my Internet Explorer 8 to crash when opening favorites on more than one computers. This is only when Flash Player is on my computer.

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1 stars

"Horrible Product"

June 29, 2012  |  By Ultraj1004

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.262

Pros

1. NONE
2. NONE
3. NONE

Cons

99% of my computer's crashes are because of this piece of crap product.

Summary

Flash is just a horrible, horrible product. I just can't wait for the day when something comes and replaces Flash.

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2 stars

"This is a bad product"

June 27, 2012  |  By penny715

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.262

Pros

None that I can see from any other version

Cons

constantly crashing - no matter what game I am playing - this is a terrible product

Summary

Don't bother - if you are lucky enough to have the older version - keep it

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1 stars

"Works fine for a few days, then starts crashing again."

June 25, 2012  |  By Shakescene

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.262

Pros

Seems to work fine for a day or two; maybe it will again in a week or two, but probably needs either a rollback or a new version. Worked even better than before (surprisingly) in Apple's Safari for Windows 5.34, although I haven't rechecked it today.

Cons

Highly frustrating in Windows Vista; 11.3.300.257 no longer works at all well on Internet Explorer 9.0; .262 seemed to work OK on Firefox 13.1, Chrome 19.0 and Netscape Navigator 9 right after the last-minute fix, but now seems to overload and crash in the usual way.

Summary

I've become completely confused. Maybe things will change once again in a day or two, but a few days after both the Internet Explorer Version (300.257) and the Firefox family Version (300.262) were updated, installed and/or plugged-in, they've started once again to overload, stall, freeze and crash when they encounter even moderately "rich" content (i.e. noisy ads and excessive videos or carousel banners) in My Yahoo! or WSJ.com. Partly due to my inadequate Compaq RAM (512 MB) and processor (Intel Celeron D 360), but this shouldn't happen in any browser.<br><br> MY CURRENT (and changeable) RECOMMENDATION for those with weak systems like mine: May be no problem (even an improvement) with latest Safari, but approach with extreme caution installing with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Navigator; it may be worth waiting a week or two for the smoke to clear (at both the Adobe and Firefox ends) and some better fix to arrive. (On the other hand, knowing Adobe, it could take much longer than that.) <br><br> I haven't had this much hassle and grief with an Adobe download since the early days of Adobe Reader 6, 7 & 8 (which, typically for Adobe, came just after Acrobat Reader 5.1 had reached nearly perfect state of the art. If something works, especially one inherited from a good firm like Macromedia, Adobe will find a way to overextend it into chaos.)

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.3.300.262
Version 11.3.300.262 fixed users experience crashes while viewing Flash content in Firefox on Windows and audio distortion issues when streaming Flash content.
General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date June 23, 2012
Date Added June 23, 2012
Version 11.3.300.262
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Other Browser Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows XP
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 38,508,142
Downloads Last Week 4,001
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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