Create new, immersive experiences for your Flash video, content, and applications with the latest feature in Flash Player 9.
(TechNote) The Flash Player may fail to install due to incorrect permissions in the registry. Before you download the Microsoft tool and follow these instructions, try this first: How to fix almost all Flash Player issues.
Additionally, if you don’t have administrator access, then you may not be able to install the Flash Player successfully. Permissions can be tricky but, in general, you should be able to install and use the Adobe Flash Player if your system administrator gives you full access. Windows users should be familiar with Registry permissions required for Flash Player install or update (TechNote tn_19148).
(TechNote) This document provides troubleshooting guidelines for users of the Macromedia Flash Players for Linux and Solaris. These players are available for download from Macromedia Web Player Alternates.
(TechNote) Due to recent enhancements and features added to Macromedia Flash Player 8, certain operating systems are no longer supported for playback of Flash movies. Starting with the Flash Player 8 release, Macromedia Flash Player is no longer available for Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows NT, or classic Macintosh operating systems.
Legacy versions of Macromedia Flash Player have security and stability issues that are corrected in Flash Player 8. Users who cannot install or upgrade to Flash Player 8 should download and install the Flash Player version 7r68 included in this TechNote to take advantage of security updates for Flash Player 7.
Macromedia recommends that all Flash Player users on supported systems upgrade to the most recent version of the player through the Player Download Center.
(TechNote) This document provides troubleshooting guidelines for users of Adobe Flash Player and Intel-based Macs. Users can download the final release of Flash Player 9 (formerly known as Flash Player 8.5) that runs natively on Intel-based Macs.
(TechNote) Rosetta mode is not supported for Flash Player 9 on Intel-based Macintosh computers.
Flash Player 9 is available as a universal binary that includes both a version of Flash Player that runs natively on Intel-based Macs and a PowerPC version that can run in Rosetta. Rosetta is a special mode that runs older legacy PowerPC applications on Intel-based Macs.
For more information about Adobe support for Intel-based Macs, see this FAQ.
(TechNote) Flash Player audio output stops working on Intel-based Macintosh computers when you change specific system audio settings, or when those settings are changed byother third-party software. This issue in not strictly isolated to Intel-based Macintosh computers and may occur on any Macintosh system that is equipped with a sound card capable of exceeding 44Hz. However, this issue will be more prevalent on Intel-based Macintosh computers, because the majority the sound cards on other Macintosh systems do not exceed 44Hz.
(TechNote – update) This TechNote focuses on installation and troubleshooting of Flash Player on Macintosh and Windows systems. Additional information is also available from the Flash Player Support Center.
(TechNote) The Flash Player 9 Security Release is an update of the Flash Player that addresses various security-related concerns of the player. For more information regarding the update see the Adobe Flash Player security advisory APSB06-11. Updated versions of the player are being provided for the Flash authoring tool.
(Security bulletin) Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Flash Player 188.8.131.52 and earlier versions that could allow an attacker who successfully exploits these vulnerabilities to take control of the affected system. A malicious SWF file must be loaded in Flash Player by the end user for an attacker to exploit these vulnerabilities. It is recommended that users update to the most current version of Flash Player available for their platform.