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Adobe Flash Player is a cross-platform, browser-based application runtime that provides uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across browsers and operating systems.
What's New
Version 13.0.0.201:
  • Contain fixes for critical vulnerabilities.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • Browser compatibility:
    • Safari 5.0 or later
    • Mozilla Firefox 17.0 or later
    • Google Chrome
    • Opera 11 or later





MacUpdate - Adobe Flash Player



Adobe Flash Player User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 13.x:
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ktilford reviewed on 17 Apr 2014
v.13.0.0.201 failed again on two computers. Worse, after using the uninstall tool and reinstalling v.12.0.0.77, both computers required Safari to be "reset" before normal flash player functionality returned. This is simply too much hassle for me. I uninstalled Flash and changed my Safari "User Agent" in the hidden Developer menu to Safari iOS 6.1 - iPad and now most all websites serve me video other than Flash. There is "life after Flash" and video exists on iOS without Flash, so as long as Mac Safari can spoof iOS, things are OK without Flash.
[Version 13.0.0.201]


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Satcomer reviewed on 17 Apr 2014
The finally fixed the "missing plain" error with the original v13.0 version. Took them long enough!
[Version 13.0.0.201]


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BradleyW5585 reviewed on 16 Apr 2014
I don't get the flood of complaints one bit. Between the nature of the software, the fact that they have moved to a more frequent update cycle (at least for the beta versions), the fact that no software is perfect and so on, there is no real reason for the complaints.

Flash is still widely used by animatiors and other professionals, and the HTML5 extensions for youtube only works for a small subset of the videos on the site (most still need flash to play).

Do want to know why software gets updated? To FIX BUGS and solve SECURITY ISSUES.

You should be THANKFUL that they care enough to fix the problems as quickly as they do.

Would you really want a security hole that some jerk hacker can take advantage of to fester for a few months or even a whole year to give you the illusion of perfection?

Also, there is such a thing as BETA RELEASES, not every update listing on Macupdate is a stable release, if you paid any real attention, you would see the release version isn't really updated as much.

Nothing else does what Flash was designed for quite as well (at least not yet).

It's reputation is tainted by misuse.

It's jerks like you lot that don't understand how software and it's development works that make it impossible for software to be accurately reviewed.
[Version 13.0.0.201]

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Macfool replied on 16 Apr 2014
Brad - you feel better now?

That abusive, uberpatronizing and pointless rant contained but one bit of accurate info.

The very first sentence.
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OSX-FTW! replied on 17 Apr 2014
Exactly right. I'm glad for the security fixes... Don't let 'em get you down.
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BradleyW5585 replied on 17 Apr 2014
Macfool - I was just a little cross, nothing more.

Perhaps I could have worded it better, but there is no changing what was done.

I still stand by what I know as the truth, I'd rather have regular updates than an unpatched security hole.
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Ronadam replied on 17 Apr 2014
I fully agree. It is a good thing that Adobe tries to correct newly discovered security issues as soon as possible.

There is usually no need to update to every beta that is published here at MacUpdate. The release versions suffice.

The crashes on 2006-2007 Mac models with version 13.0.0.182 (the first version 13 release) was almost immediately acknowledged and explained by Adobe and it was corrected within 10 days with the release of version 13.0.0.201 for Mac only.
http://forums.adobe.com/message/6285851#6285851
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Marcossi commented on 16 Apr 2014
When will this endless updates stop? When can we finally bury this failure for ever? Does people really get paid to do update this useless product?
[Version 13.0.0.201]

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xgman replied on 16 Apr 2014
100% agree. Either get it right or get rid of it!
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MARKBOARDL2019 replied on 16 Apr 2014
Fully agreed with you i don't install flash player since 2011 all i need i get it with alternative ways :)
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Osos10 replied on 17 Apr 2014
Since some low-end sites uses flash as their main data transfer method, I can't really get rid of flash altogether (which I would love to). A great solution that I use for a few years now is "click to flash" a plug-in that blocks this terrible software unless you authorize (click) on the flash icon.
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Ronadam commented on 16 Apr 2014
The issue with Flash Player v13 consistently crashing in Safari and Firefox on my mid-2007 iMac appears to have been solved in version 13.0.0.201
[Version 13.0.0.201]

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Theq replied on 16 Apr 2014
Great. I had to install an old version after version 13 would not work in Safari.
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Albabe commented on 14 Apr 2014
I haven't had any serious problems with Flash for quite a while... and I've been using the betas for years.

If anyone is interested in the betas:

http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer.html
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Derekcurrie replied on 15 Apr 2014
For those concerned, the v13 beta does NOT solve the FAIL on 2006-2007 Macs. It's been a week and nothing has been forthcoming from Adobe but going backwards to security hole riddled v12. Numbskulls. Told you they didn't care!
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Wts reviewed on 14 Apr 2014
Nothing but crash crash crash. Let me say it crash.

What's wrong with those Adobe code writers ?

Do they not test there garbage first or are we the test dummies ?
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DavyB reviewed on 11 Apr 2014
A broken piece of shite !!!
[Version 13.0.0.182]

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lurkingremlin replied on 13 Apr 2014
A truly exhaustive and intelligent review. Exemplary! ;)
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DavyB replied on 13 Apr 2014
The last 4 versions have alternated between working and giving a "Plug-In Failure" message, VERY FRUSTRATING since the download from macupdate.com and anywhere else is a stub-installer, so you cannot revert to a working version. Adobe's background updates never occur
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Derekcurrie reviewed on 11 Apr 2014
AHEM. Chris Campbell at Adobe has released the following announcement regarding the FAILure of Adobe Flash Player v13 on Macs made from 2006 - 2007. It includes links for the UNINSTALLER for v13 and INSTALLER for version 12. PLEASE NOTE: There are known, published security holes in version 12. Do NOT install version 12 unless you ABSOLUTELY must, due to the threat of security hole hacking of your devices.

Poorly done Adobe. You get an F- from me. Your Flash software was already the second most dangerous software on the Internet for Mac users, second only to Oracle's Java.

http://forums.adobe.com/message/6285851#6285851

"We are aware that Macs created between 2006 and 2007 are currently running into problems using the latest release of Flash Player (version 13). We apologize for the inconvenience that this is causing. We are actively investigating the cause and hope to have a full solution to you shortly. In the meantime, please follow this two step procedure which will revert you back to version 12.

"Download and run our uninstaller: http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/support/unins tall_flash_player_osx.dmg
Download and run the version 12 installer from: http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/mac /install_flash_player_12_osx.dmg

"After installing Flash Player, you might be presented again with our update dialog. You have a couple of choices to deal with this.

"I recommend simply clicking the red close button on the dialog's title bar to dismiss the dialog. This dialog will show up once every 7 days or until we update you silently and automatically with the fixed version (45 days maximum).

"The other option is to change the notification option during the install to "Never check for updates (not recommended)." This will suppress the dialog completely. At some point in the near future Safari will block the old version of Flash Player and you'll be prompted to reinstall the new version of Flash (with the fix). When that happens you can return to the automatic update selection."
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Mtcobra replied on 11 Apr 2014
I'm getting a 404 Not Found error when I attempt to locate the uninstaller at http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/installers/archive/fp_1 2.0.0.77_archive.zip or the site mentioned above.

Any other ways to get my older iMac out of this mess? I wish I'd visited this site BEFORE I authorized the update!
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Mtcobra replied on 11 Apr 2014
Right in front of my eyes.

The uninstaller is called “Flash Player Beta 13 Uninstaller“ and the direct link is listed as the first “Related Links” above. Installed the uninstaller and uninstalled my Adobe Flash Player and then immediately enjoyed a YouTUBE video.
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John-Sawyer-CJS replied on 12 Apr 2014
Note that the links as posted above won't work if just copied and pasted into a URL field, since the MacUpdate text routines insert a space character at the line break, which will appear as %20 in the pasted URL. Edit out the %20 and the URL should work.
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Dale reviewed on 10 Apr 2014
No thanks, Adobe: https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/35606/youtube5-safari-extension
[Version 13.0.0.182]


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F451 had trouble on 11 Mar 2014
If you are having trouble with any Flash version, you likely need to download the current uninstaller and then reinstall. When testing Flash betas this is a must and you have to ensure you are uninstalling with the latest beta uninstaller.
[Version 12.0.0.77]


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Cortig had trouble on 16 May 2013
I'm having issues with build 11.8.800.50. I have no audio whatsoever in my Flash videos in Safari. I had to uninstall and revert back to the latest stable build.
[Version 11.8.800.50]


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dtm11 had trouble on 16 May 2013
This version doesn't work. Audio dropout, doesn't even pay most times audio. Or if it plays but skip ahead in a Youtube video - audio doesn't work, skip again it works, skip again it doesn't.

I had to download Google Chrome which plays the videos fine.

Deleted all files and reinstalled twice. Repaired permissions - nothing gets this version of Flash to work on two machines

one running 10.7.5 and 10.8.3 using Safari.
[Version 11.8.800.50]


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Macman8 had trouble on 10 Apr 2013
I have a question. I am using OS 10.4.11 on my PPC G5. Which is the most stable version of Flash for my Mac? Many sites, including News and Weather sites I visit regularly require Flash. Personally, I don't use Flash for anything else, but many vital sites require it, and inform my that my older version of Flash is not good enough. Am I just out of luck until I buy a new computer someday? Please provide advice, if you have the time. Thanks.
[Version 11.7.700.169]


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Mikael B had trouble on 03 Sep 2012
Geoprof said: "I set Flash to always “block all sites from storing information on…" my Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion Macs, but I still get websites' Flash requests to store info on my machines 6 or 8 times a week."

Is this in Safari and/or other browsers? Are there certain web sites that want to make these kinds of requests? Example URL?
[Version 11.4.402.265]


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Mikael B had trouble on 25 Aug 2012
Regarding Enterprise installations I found this interesting article: "Unattended installs of Flash Player 11.3" http://managingosx.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/unattended-installs-of-flash-player-11-3/ which describes Adobes recommended method on the Mac, its flaws and some workarounds.

In the several interesting comments you'll find that user TBG tells of making your own installer with JAMF Composer.
Read more about this tool here: http://blogs.adobe.com/oobe/2012/05/jamf-composer-2007-2012-r-i-p.html

It seems to me, before I've have tried any of these methods, that installing Flash Player to Enterprise users is certainly possible but also unnecessary complicated.

Anyone have tried these methods and lived to tell about the experience?
[Version 11.4.402.265]


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ptn had trouble on 27 Jul 2012
Can't install Flash 11.3.300.268 on Mountain Lion with GateKeeper's default setting of "App Store and identified developers" enabled.

Flash 11.3.300.268 was released after Mountain Lion's release but Adobe has not registered with Apple as an identified developer, so customers are going to be confused and unlikely to update Flash.

Checking for updates using the Flash 11.3.300.257 panel in System Preferences crashes System Preferences.
[Version 11.3.300.268]


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Mefisto had trouble on 18 Nov 2011
Troubleshoot with Adobe Flash Player version 11.1.102.55

Dear all,

after I had installed new Adobe Flash Player version 11.1.102.55 it turned out YouTube videos can not be played anymore. If I click on a desired videoclip, all I get is black screen, where the video should be. I tried to uninstall and reinstall the Flash Player again, but the same thing happens every time. I also tried to reload the desired YouTube video, but without success. Even with the previous version of Flash Player the YouTube playlist were not played automatically, and stopped when a videoclip ended, although I added for instance &autoplay=1, etc.
Is there some serious bug? Otherwise I have MacOSX version 10.6.8.

Please help, since I would like to look and to listen to videos on YouTube.
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Timmyb had trouble on 10 Oct 2011
The new version 11 (11.0.1.152) seems to have a slight glitch on Youtube. The suggested videos that appear at the end of a clip (the thumbnails within the player) all show a duration of 0:00)
[Version 11.0.1.152]


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alas! had trouble on 26 Sep 2011
After installing this Flash version, whenever I go to a page that requires Flash I'm informed that I need to either install it or update to a newer version.
I experienced this identical issue with the previous version.
At Adobe's forum, there are several others reporting this problem although most appear to be on a Windoze platform.
I sure wish there was an alternative to Adobe's Flash.
[Version 10.3.183.10]



Eat_A_Peach rated on 18 Apr 2014

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Quiiick rated on 17 Apr 2014

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Jonhay rated on 17 Apr 2014

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OSX-FTW! rated on 17 Apr 2014

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MARKBOARDL2019 rated on 16 Apr 2014

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lukeaw rated on 16 Apr 2014

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Wio76 rated on 16 Apr 2014

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Andy-Hewitt rated on 12 Apr 2014

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Quiiick rated on 12 Apr 2014

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Lancetx70 rated on 12 Apr 2014

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Date:16 Apr 2014
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