Adobe Flash Player / Beta

High-performance, browser-based and cross-platform application runtime and one of the most essential plug-ins for most Internet browsers
Playing online games, watching videos on Youtube or other video sharing websites and using web applications is part of our daily lives and it is possible mostly thanks to the Adobe Flash Player.

Adobe Flash Player is a high-performance, browser-based and cross-platform application runtime and one of the essential plug-in for most internet browsers.

Thanks to Adobe Flash Player we can enjoy videos, content and expressive applications regardless of the used device, mobile phone, internet browser or operating system.

Adobe Flash Player can be easily installed by downloading the DMG from the official website and by following the installation instructions. During the installation process you will be asked for administrator credentials.

Taking into account the high number of websites that rely on Flash, you might want to give your Mac the ability to view flash content via Safari or other browsers.

During our testing period, Adobe Flash Player managed to play all flash videos without any problems.

In order to provide a smooth and pleasant experience, Adobe Flash Player takes advantage of the native 64-bit support of browsers and operating systems.

You will be able to access the Adobe Flash Player pref pane from your Mac's System Preferences window. From here you can easily delete all content stored by various websites on your Mac's hard disk.

By accessing the Camera and Mic tab, you can easily set Adobe Flash Player to ask you when a website requires access to your Mac's camera and microphone or deny this option altogether.

The Playback tab provides you with the option to enable or disable the Peer-assisted Networking. You can also allow or block the use of peer-assisted networking for certain websites.

And because nowadays everybody is concerned about privacy, from the Advanced tab you can deauthorize your Mac in order to prevent Adobe Flash Player from playing previously viewed and protected content.

All in all, Adobe Flash Player is lightweight and high-performance client runtime that enables you to view multimedia content, play games and use applications across multiple operating systems, browsers and mobile devices.

Reviewed by , last updated on November 25th, 2014

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15.6 MB
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Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Mac OS X 10.6 or later
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What's New in version Beta
  • New Features for Flash Player 16:
  • Stage3D - Standard Constrained Profile - In version 14 of the Runtime we added the new Standard profile to desktop systems. In Version 15 we expanded that to mobile devices in AIR. In Flash Player 16 we've added a new Standard Constrained profile. Like Baseline Constrained, Standard Constrained targets older and lower powered GPUs on both desktop and mobile devices. While Standard profile reached ~21% of iOS devices, Standard Constrained can now reach more than 85%. Developers can access this by using the new STANDARD_CONSTRAINED constant in Context3DProfile. The chart below breaks down the differences between the different profiles that are available.
  • PPAPI Installers for Windows and Mac - We're pleased to announce that we now have PPAPI installers for the standard version of Flash Player for Windows and Mac. Previously, this version of the Player was available only as an integrated component of Google Chrome. With the introduction of these installers, Flash Player is now available for all Chromium based browsers using the PPAPI interface. Please note that these installers are not required nor used by Google Chrome. Chrome will continue to include Flash Player without requiring any additional installation.
  • FSCommand change for Internet Explorer - Extended Beta - This feature changes Flash Player’s handling of the FSCommand for Internet Explorer (IE) version 11 running in Edge mode. Currently, the method of invoking Flash Player FSCommand differs between that for IE and that for non-IE browsers. For IE, Flash Player fires a registered event handler for FSCommand; For non-IE browsers, a corresponding JavaScript callback function is invoked. This change will directly invoke the JavaScript callback function for FSCommand With IE 11, as is done for non-IE browsers, rather than use the event handling method.
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The Adobe Flash Player runtime lets you effortlessly reach over 1.3 billion people across browsers and OS versions wit...

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