Adobe Flash Player
1.1 Adobe Flash Player
1.2 Adobe Flash Player Update
1.3 Adobe Flash Player for iPhone

Adobe Flash Player Alternatives for Windows Mac Android iOS Users

When it comes to Adobe Flash Player, you must feel very familiar. However, if ask you what is Adobe Flash Player; how does Adobe Flash Player work on Windows or Mac; how to update Adobe Flash Player to the latest version; how to find other replacements of Adobe Flash Player on Windows Mac , even mobile (iPhone, iPad or Android), you may feel a little confused. So here we will discuss the issues that you will care about Adobe Flash Player in the following description.

Adobe Flash Player

Part 1. What is Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player is the standard for delivering high-impact and rich web content, created by Macromedia and has been developed and distributed by Adobe Systems. It can run from a web browser plug-in or on supported mobile devices like Android or iPad. With this software, you can view multimedia, executing rich Internet applications, and streaming video and audio. Before you want to use Adobe Flash Player on your device, check the details as below to see if your device can be compatible with Adobe Flash player:

Platform Browser System requirements
Windows Internet Explorer - ActiveX.
Internet Explorer (embedded - Windows 8.1) - ActiveX
Edge (embedded - Windows 10) - ActiveX
Firefox - NPAPI
Chrome (embedded) - PPAPI
Opera, Chromium-based browsers - PPAPI
➤ 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
➤ 32- and 64-bit (unless noted): Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3 (32-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit), Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
➤ Latest versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera
➤ 512MB of RAM (1GB of RAM recommended for netbooks); 128MB of graphics memory
Mac Internet Explorer - ActiveX
Chrome (embedded) - PPAPI
Opera, Chromium-based browsers - PPAPI
➤ Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
➤ Mac OS X v10.9, or later
➤ Latest versions of Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Opera
➤ 512MB of RAM; 128MB of graphics memory
Linux Firefox - NPAPI
Chrome (embedded) - PPAPI
Opera, Chromium-based browsers - PPAPI
➤ 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
➤ YUM, TAR.GZ, RPM and APT packages for NPAPI and PPAPI
➤ Latest versions of Firefox or Google Chrome
➤ 512MB of RAM; 128MB of graphics memory

Part 2. How to install Adobe Flash Player

Before you install Adobe Flash Player on your device, check it if you have installed. Go to https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/installation-problems-flash-player-windows.html, with your browser, and click "Check Now" button to see if you did install Adobe Flash Player. If you have made the installation of Adobe Flash Player, then it will show the installation information. If you did not install I it before, then follow the following ways to install this tool.

Step 1Go to https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer, to download the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

Step 2After downloading, close all browsers, and locate the Flash Player install file, then double-click the installer file to begin the Flash Player installation.

Update Adobe Flash Player

Part 3. How to update Adobe Flash Player

Why should I download and update the latest version? Because malware authors will often employ misleading tactics to make malware look like something you should trust, it's important to get your Flash Player updates directly from Adobe. So checking your Adobe Flash layer and makes frequent update is very necessary.

Commonly, you are presented with the Flash Player update notifying that a new version of Adobe Flash Player is available for downloading from adobe.com. And you just need to download it and update it to the latest version according to the reminders. And Flash Player is pre-installed in Google Chrome and updates automatically.

Part 4. Adobe Flash Player alternatives for Windows/Mac/Android/iOS

Adobe is not perfect to work on any browser or any device, so you may want to find the replacements of this software. However, till now, there is not one player that can match Adobe Flash Player for its web viewer as the plug-in on computer or mobile device. But you find Adobe Flash player does not work for you, you can try other tools to play video on your Windows or Mac computer, even your Android phone or iPad or iPhone as the emergency measure.

Free Media Player

Price: Free

Compared with the above Adobe Flash Player replacements, Free Media Player is one player program not based on the web. Web player is easy to use on the web, but they may be not compatible with any video from any platform. So here we share Free Media Player, which can play any video or audio, even the pictures from your own library. You just load the video or audio file and will get the vision watching.

Silverlight

Unity Web Player

Link: https://unity3d.com/webplayer

Platform: Windows, Mac

Price: Free

The Unity Web Player is the cross-platform engine and IDF developed by Unity Technologies. This Adobe Flash Player is for Windows and Mac, aiming at web plug-ins, desktop platforms, video game consoles and mobile devices. It enables you to build rich 3D games with animated characters, sizzling graphics and immersive physics. And then you can deliver the games to the web or as standalone players.

Unity Web Player

RealPlayer

Link: http://www.real.com/

Platform: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

Price: Free

RealPlayer is the ultimate PC media player to download and watch videos. Different from Adobe Flash Player, this player is the browser plug-in to download videos firstly, and then view the downloaded videos in your RealPlayer Library. 1GB free storage is provided to save and share your videos. Superior to Adobe Flash Player, this alternative lets you burn music to CDs.

RealPlayer

Shumway

Link: https://mozilla.github.io/shumway/

Platform: HTML5 web application

Price: Free

Shumway is an HTML5 technology experiment that explores building a faithful and efficient renderer for the SWF file format without native code assistance. It was intended as an open-source replacement for Adobe Flash Player. Shumway renders Flash contents by translating Flash file contents to HTML5 elements, and running an ActionScript interpreter in JavaScript.

shumway

Silverlight

Link: https://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/

Platform: Windows, Mac

Price: Free

Silverlight is a powerful development tool for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web and mobile applications. It can be as the Adobe Flash Player for Windows and Mac users. Microsoft has made the Silverlight browser plug-in freely available for all supported platforms and browsers. Silverlight 5 builds on the foundation of Silverlight 4 for building business applications and premium media experiences.

Silverlight

QuickTime

Link: https://support.apple.com/downloads/quicktime

Platform: Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod

Price: Free

QuickTime is an extensible multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc., capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity. This software is the built-in player that lets you view internet video on Mac. If you like, you could download its version to your iPhone or iPad for video watching. This software can be regarded as the replacement of Adobe Flash Player. QuickTime 7 also name as QuickTime Pro will be compatible with Windows version.

QuickTime

By now, you must have gotten more detailed information about Adobe Flash Player and the equivalent to Adobe Flash Player. Actually, in market, there is no real player that can replace Adobe Flash Player. What you can do is to change some apps to play videos when Adobe Flash Player does not work.

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May 29, 2018 15:00 / Updated by to Player