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Adobe Flash Player for Mac

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Most people know about the lack of support for Flash on the iPad and iPhone, but Flash is alive and well on Mac OS X with the Adobe Flash Player for Mac. As the app name suggests, this is a player for Flash 11 videos for Mac OS X 10.6 and higher. Adobe Flash Player for Mac is a browser plug-in and allows viewing of Web sites with Flash videos embedded in them to appear on the Mac OS. You won't find Adobe Flash Player for Mac on the App Store (thanks to the dispute between the two companies) but you can get it from the Adobe and many download sites.

Flash 11 is the latest version of Flash from Adobe, and Adobe Flash Player for Mac supports all the features of Flash 11 including filters and effects and false 3D. Since a considerable number of Web sites rely on Flash, having the ability to view these videos using Safari or other Mac-compatible browser allows Web sites to appear as the developers intended. In testing, Adobe Flash Player for Mac worked as advertised, playing Flash videos inside our Web browser without intervention, although we did experience freezes of a few videos on some sites (randomly, it seems) that required a refresh of the site to overcome. Curiously, most of the issues were while using Firefox.

Adobe Flash Player for Mac isn't the only Flash player available for the Mac, but it's the official release from Adobe. For the most part it worked great, but the random lockups are a bit worrisome. Still, that's better than not having any Flash support on the Mac at all.

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1 stars

"absolute piece of junk"

December 19, 2012  |  By Bruce R Nelson

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.110


there are no "pros", only 2 moths of unmitigated misery thatyou have shut me outy. The only worthless info I can get from you is is endless "allow/don't allow" warnings for which there is NO ACTION. I have danced all over your site and you refuse to allow any corrections. I understand at 73 this stuff is difficult but you people are impossible.


see above, nothing but cons


It is gut wrenching for me to constantly get your "allow/don't allow" screen all the time WITH NO WAY TO ACCESS. Please fix as this is pure misery. Thank you for your patience with me.

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3 stars

"Settings panel still doesn't work."

November 26, 2012  |  By Thetan1--2008

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.110


It plays now. No hang ups so far.


The settings panel opens and stays open and can't be changed.


This should have been fixed long ago.

Updated on Nov 26, 2012

I take it back. It froze on me. It's still full of bugs.

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1 stars

"this runs like garbage"

November 11, 2012  |  By patddfan88

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.110


still supported on Mac


Slow, Buggy, eats up battery life!

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Full Specifications

Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date November 06, 2012
Date Added November 06, 2012
Version 11.5.502.110
Category Browsers
Subcategory Other Browser Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6/10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.04MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 2,181,239
Downloads Last Week 977
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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