Follow Us

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
We rate this 4 out of 5

Adobe Flash Player 11 for Other Browsers Beta 2 (64-bit)

Features

Platforms Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Server, Windows Vista (64 bit)
License Freeware
Manufacturer Adobe
Version 11.0.1.60
Size 7.70 MB
Date Added



It’s been a long time coming, but at last Flash Player is about to go 64-bit. Anyone with a 64-bit browser will have been frustrated in their attempts to watch Flash content as until now Flash Player remained resolutely 32-bit only, unless you were willing to install the previous release of Adobe Flash Player Square. That will finally change, and if you can’t wait then install the beta now to gain full functionality through your 64-bit browser.

Adobe Flash Player is required to access web pages that have embedded Flash content in them. With the shift to HTML5, the need for a separate plug-in to access video and audio will probably start to fade in the coming years, but for now Flash content is still popular and prevalent, making Flash Player an essential plug-in for any browser user.

Flash Player 11 also sees a number of other technological advances in addition for 64-bit browser support, the most notable of which is Stage3D Accelerated Graphics Rendering, which has also been added to Adobe AIR 3, Adobe’s cross-platform runtime environment. It’s basically Adobe’s technology for letting Flash content harness hardware-accelerated graphics rendering and follows recent browser developments whereby they too harness the power of your GPU to improve video performance.

Other additions include G.711 audio compression for telephony, H.264/AVC SW encoding for streaming video and HD surround sound support.

As with previous versions of Flash Player, there are separate versions for Internet Explorer and all other browsers. Should you need to uninstall the plug-in for whatever reason, Adobe provides uninstallers for Windows and Mac at the Adobe Labs Flash Player 11 download page.
 


Verdict

An essential plug-in for 64-bit browser users, even at this pre-release stage. 32-bit users are probably best left waiting for the final release. 


More from Techworld

More relevant IT news



Other Internet Tools downloads

Sort by File name ↓ License ↓ Date ↓

CONTENTGUARD 1.2.2

Share photos/ documents for a limited time only

Freeware

October 2014

Tweetz Desktop 0.8.22

A lightweight Twitter client/ desktop gadget

Open Source

October 2014

Open Broadcaster Software 0.632b

Record your desktop and stream it to the world

Open Source

September 2014

Bit Che 3.0 Build 10

Quickly search 50+ torrent sites

Freeware

September 2014

Nugget 1.36

A command line-based file downloader

Freeware

September 2014

Mr.IP 1.29

View your external IP address on the desktop

Freeware

August 2014

GlassWire 1.0.25b

Find out what's using your internet connection

Freeware

August 2014

Auslogics Browser Care 2.0.1.0

Take back control of your browser with this novice-friendly tool

Freeware

August 2014

Send to a friend

Email this article to a friend or colleague:

PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the recipient know who sent the story, and in case of transmission error. Both your name and the recipient's name and address will not be used for any other purpose.

Techworld White Papers

Choose – and Choose Wisely – the Right MSP for Your SMB

End users need a technology partner that provides transparency, enables productivity, delivers...

Download Whitepaper

10 Effective Habits of Indispensable IT Departments

It’s no secret that responsibilities are growing while budgets continue to shrink. Download this...

Download Whitepaper

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving

Enterprise information archiving is contributing to organisational needs for e-discovery and...

Download Whitepaper

Advancing the state of virtualised backups

Dell Software’s vRanger is a veteran of the virtualisation specific backup market. It was the...

Download Whitepaper

Techworld UK - Technology - Business

Innovation, productivity, agility and profit

Watch this on demand webinar which explores IT innovation, managed print services and business agility.

Techworld Mobile Site

Access Techworld's content on the move

Get the latest news, product reviews and downloads on your mobile device with Techworld's mobile site.

Find out more...

From Wow to How : Making mobile and cloud work for you

On demand Biztech Briefing - Learn how to effectively deliver mobile work styles and cloud services together.

Watch now...

Site Map

* *