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A cross-platform browser plug-in that delivers breakthrough web experiences.

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Adobe Flash PlayerOverview

Adobe Flash Player is the high performance, lightweight, highly expressive client runtime that delivers powerful and consistent user experiences across major operating systems, browsers, mobile phones and devices.

Installed on over 750 million Internet-connected desktops and mobile devices, Flash Player enables organizations and individuals to build and deliver great digital experiences to their end users.

  • Immersive experiences with Flash video, content and applications with full-screen mode.
  • Low-bandwidth, high-quality video with advanced compression technology.
  • High-fidelity text using the advanced text rendering engine.
  • Real-time dynamic effects with filters for Blur, DropShadow, Glow, Bevel, Gradient Glow, Gradient Bevel, Displacement Map, Convolution, and Color Matrix.
  • Innovative media compositions with 8-bit video alpha channels.
  • Blend modes, radial gradient, and stroke enhancements.
  • Additional image formats: GIF, Progressive JPEG, and PNG.

Top new features in Flash Player

Stage 3D accelerated graphics rendering

Explore a new architecture for high-performance 2D/3D GPU hardware accelerated graphics rendering by Adobe, which provides low-level Stage3D APIs for advanced rendering in apps and gives framework developers classes of interactive experiences.

Native 64-bit support

Flash Player can now take advantage of native support for 64-bit operating systems and 64-bit web browsers on Linux®, Mac OS, and Windows®.

Multi-threaded video decoding

Deliver live streaming and real-time interactive video with improved playback performance and increased frame rates of high bit rate content running on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

Enhanced mouse controls and relative coordinates

Create immersive, panoramic games for new classes of content, including first-person games that take advantage of infinite scrolling, mouse lock, relative mouse coordinates, and right- and middle-click events.


New Features

  • iOS Concurrency - Our popular desktop and Android feature, AIR Workers, is now making its debut on iOS! We have added support on iOS devices so that you will be able to execute code in the background without interrupting your application’s main code. Your UI will remain responsive, enhancing the user experience.
  • Improved Stage3D Error Messages - We've added new Stage3D error codes to provide developers with additional debugging and error information.
  • New insertAt() and removeAt() Vector and Array APIs - With Flash Player and AIR 19, we have introduced two new APIs for element insertion or removal in Vector and Arrays.
  • Added ability to disable browser zoom factor scaling via HTML - In Flash Player 15, we added code to improve the resolution of Stage3D content when the browser's zoom factor (BZF) was changed. This was extended to the PPAPI and Windows XP/Vista/7 Active X control in Flash Player 18. In Flash Player 19, we're providing the developer the ability to enabled or disabled this functionality.


  • Black Screen is observed when second SWF is loaded[4021075]
  • UI elements, text, and videos get displayed at incorrect sizes when using IE[4000438]
  • Problem loading new SWFs onto stage using AS2.0 loadMovieNum [4027300]
  • Crossbridge project crashing Flash Player [4041472]
  • Performance lag is observed in application that implements Shine MP3 encoder library on MAC [4020998]
  • Multiple security and functional fixes

Adobe Flash PlayerTech Specs

File Size
16.7 MB
Operating Systems
Mac OS X
System Requirements
  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • Browser compatibility:
    • Safari 5.0 or later
    • Mozilla Firefox 17.0 or later
    • Google Chrome
    • Opera 11 or later

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