Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 687 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.3.300.265
  • Total Downloads:
    38,760,569
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 11, 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

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    out of 687 votes

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    • 4 star 88
    • 3 star 63
    • 2 star 58
    • 1 star 329
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1 stars

"Horrendous software"

September 03, 2012  |  By UrielVentris

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.265

Pros

None AT ALL

Cons

Pausing, crashing.

Summary

Completely useless. DO NOT INSTALL.

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1 stars

"Adobe Flash Player 11.3 Destroyed my system last night."

August 09, 2012  |  By jlet37

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.265

Pros

Take Adobe Flash Player 11.3 off the internet and fix the thing! I've just spent two weeks cleaning up messes on my computer from the problems with it locking up, freezing, crashing my system. Last night was a complete system failure. Major crash that I'm still repairing. I am royally ticked off over the mess it left me in. This is sloppy work on the part of Adobe. No excuses!

Cons

Disaster...no other way to say it. From great to junk overnight.

Summary

No excuses for the messes Adobe Flash Player 11.3 is causing. The cost in time to me is climbing as I am trying to post art work to the internet. The program has affected a number of areas in my pc when it causes crashes like the last two weeks. Put 10.1 back online for downloads and take this piece of junk back to the drawing board for a total revamping.

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1 stars

"DO NOT INSTALL!"

July 25, 2012  |  By HSimpp

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.265

Pros

Absolutely no pros.

Cons

Freezes and crashes browser and sometimes even crashes Windows explorer, steals focus.

Adobe keeps sending update notices to this monstruosity.

ADOBE PLEASE STOP MAKING PEOPLE UPDATE!!!

Summary

Go back to version 10.3 or 11.2 and DON'T update.

Here's the Firefox official recomendation to this issue:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/flash-113-doesnt-load-video-firefox?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=flash-crashes-or-does-not-load-firefox-13

Updated on Jul 26, 2012

By the way, I recommended version 10.3 or 11.2 but I also had bad luck with ver 10.3. I'm using ver 11.2, which is also buggy but doesn't crash my browser (not yet), the only problem is the sound bug where you hear a weird noise.

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1 stars

"What an embarrassment for Adobe"

July 25, 2012  |  By Indy1800

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.265

Pros

None, Zip, Nothing

Cons

With Firefox (all versions of FF), get ready for crash mania

Summary

This "Fix" has got to be one of the biggest disasters in the company's history and that it has been going on for nearly 2 months without any solutions and no status updates since the first part of July make one wonder if Adobe is deliberately sabotaging Mozilla and its Firefox browser.

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1 stars

"crashing all the time"

July 21, 2012  |  By monzmoo50

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.265

Pros

none i want the other version back!

Cons

since I updated all it does is crash or slow down all my games! Wish I did not update

Summary

someone needs to fix this!!!!!!! ASAP!

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1 stars

"Crashing all the time."

July 20, 2012  |  By doyskie63

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.265

Pros

None whatsoever

Cons

Crashes all the time!

Summary

Do not install if u can get along without.

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1 stars

"Weird Software"

July 18, 2012  |  By SL206

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.265

Pros

None that I can detect

Cons

Doesn't Work in IE.

Summary

My ancient computer is still working in XP. The Flash Player works for me in Firefox version 13. It absolutely will not work in Internet Explorer. Took a while to figure that out.

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1 stars

"Do not download this one if you are Firefox user!!!"

July 14, 2012  |  By KITT1978

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.265

Pros

Does not work,period!!!

Cons

What else can I say...it simply doesn't work!!!

Summary

After the frustration for about a month.I have found the solution to fix this.First you need to uninstall this one.Then go to http://www.oldapps.com/flash_player.php and download the older version(there are plenty to choose from).And after you use it for a while,if it asking you to install the newer version.DON'T DO IT!!!We need to wait for Adobe to update their Flash Player plug-in and make sure they really do.I hope my advise help the others...

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1 stars

"Buggy Isn't Even Close"

July 14, 2012  |  By Vinflorida

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.265

Pros

When it works, it's pretty decent... but don't hold your breath waiting for THAT to happen.

Cons

Adobe knows full well that this version of Flash Player is junk. Look at their forums. They've know it since Halloween of 2011 and they have done NOTHING to fix it. They also have major issues with their FMLE program and again, they haven't even tried to resolve it or respond in their forums. Find something else to play flv files.

Summary

Adobe has gotten arrogant after forcing the world away from Windows Media Player and the junk and total lack of support and or response will be their undoing as well.

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1 stars

"Useless...."

July 13, 2012  |  By William_Haha

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.265

Pros

no pros for this software

Cons

- Crashed very often..
- Very buggy in Firefox...

Summary

I still remembered it stated that this version of Flash improve it's performance in Firefox, in fact, it make it worse. Do not install this version!

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General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date July 11, 2012
Date Added July 11, 2012
Version 11.3.300.265
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Other Browser Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 and above, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0 and above, and Opera 11
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 38,760,569
Downloads Last Week 6,483
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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