The latest Flash version Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52 includes a critical vulnerability. If you do not need the Flash Player, you should not install the browser add-on.
Since version 11, the Flash Player has native 64-bit support for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. In addition, the in-house 3D interface Stage3D with the codename “Molehill” (molehill) was integrated. Stage3D enables hardware-accelerated 3D rendering in Flash and Adobe Air. It provides a set of shader-based low-level 3D APIs that can be programmed. Functions such as Z-buffering, stencil color buffers, fragment and vertex shaders, and cube textures can be implemented. “Stage3D APIs will enable developers to leverage the GPU where it is possible,” promises Adobe.
On Windows, DirectX 9 is used, on Mac OS and Linux on OpenGL 1.3. On mobile platforms, OpenGL ES 2.0 is used. For devices whose graphics chip is not supported, the Flash Player uses a software snap called SwiftShader, a technology licensed by TransGaming. Later a version for productive environments, which Stage3D for mobile platforms supports – namely Android, iOS and Blackberry Tablet OS.
Other innovations of the Flash Player are an audio encoder (G.711) for internet telephony as well as a video encoder (H.264 / AVC) for video chat. In addition, the Flash Player 11 mastered Socket Progress Events for file-sharing solutions via FTP. Details is called Adobe as usual in the release notes.
Whether the installation of the Flash Player has worked, can be checked under the following link . If problems occur during installation, a complete uninstallation can help. This is possible with the Adobe Flash Player Uninstaller tool .
Note: The download will lead to the Adobe site. An installation program is then downloaded, which carries out the actual download of the program data. If you prefer an offline installation, the following downloads are better served:
- Adobe Flash Player 24.0 for Firefox (NPAPI) (Windows)
- Adobe Flash Player 24.0 for Chrome, Opera, (PPAPI) (Windows)
- Adobe Flash Player 24.0 for Internet Explorer (Windows)
- Adobe Flash Player 24.0 (Mac OS) for Chrome-based browsers (PPAPI)
- Adobe Flash Player 24.0 (Mac OS) for Firefox and Safari-based browsers (MPAPI)
- Adobe Flash Player 24.0 for Linux
Under http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ you can get information about the currently used variant.
In the forum of the Adobe community the changes in the current beta version of the Flash Player can be viewed.