Flash Player and Chrome Integration is a Go!

Per our announcement in March about working with Google to integrate Flash Player into Google Chrome — the initial phase is now complete. When users install or update the Chrome browser, they will also receive the latest version of Adobe Flash Player with no need to do a separate install. Our hope is that the integration between Flash Player and the Chrome browser will serve as a showcase for more consistent, seamless, and intuitive Web browsing experiences. We feel that this work by both Google and Adobe will benefit the entire community of developers and end-users. Read more about the integration from the Chrome team on their blog.

Additionally, as we discussed previously in our original announcement of the Flash Player and Chrome integration, work is underway on a new API called Pepper that can provide a more robust way for Web browsers and plug-ins to interact with each other. We welcome and encourage others to participate in the definition and development of the Pepper API.

6 Responses to Flash Player and Chrome Integration is a Go!

  1. Quentin says:

    This is good news but I guess most of us developers out there have the same question: how do we do (and is it possible) to have the debug Player instead of the regular one (in Chrome, of course)?
    Any tip?
    Deactivate and use system-installed version? Is it the best way to do that?

  2. Paul Betlem says:

    That’s correct. If you disable the integrated Flash Player, Chrome will use the system-installed debugger version.

  3. Mathieu Hofman says:

    To use the debug player in Chrome, you can also create an extension that contains the debug player plugin: http://code.google.com/chrome/extensions/npapi.html
    Then you just need to load that unpacked extension (folder) in Chrome using the Extensions developer mode. Of course it would be even easier if Adobe was providing the extensions for chrome directly, packed and signed ;)

  4. I know this is just me dreaming, but I’d love to have a debug player I could turn on selectively for a particular swf/browser tab/domain. So many developers leave trace statements in their code, or fire off errors that running the debug player makes the web a difficult experience. Like many people I have many tabs open in various browsers when I work, and when I’m getting trace statements from some random ad in a tab of one of my browsers it affects what I’m developing. Or when I’m viewing a site that has a swf that throws an error, I’m literally stopped in my tracks until I click dismiss; I shouldn’t have to deal with other people’s errors when I want to view a site. Maybe I’m just whining here, but wouldn’t it be nice to selectively activate the debug player?

  5. Frank Bos says:

    Awesome, just awesome.
    Flash integrated within the browser. Next step will be making it work closer with html5 + javascript. :D

  6. Sathees says:

    Can i open a Web page in side my flash? Please some one can help me