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Adobe Flash Player is the top choice for both individual users as well as organizations. When it comes to a highly powerful and adaptable multiplatform client runtime, there is no mistaking it for being the best. With all the new features associated with this newer version, Adobe Flash Player continues to strive for greatness.

Adobe Flash Player is supported on several data formats such as AMF, SWF, XML, and JSON, making it easily accessible. Plus, it’s even supported by multimedia formats including MP3, FLV, JPEG, GIF, PNG, and RTMP.

With accelerated Stage 3D graphics rendering, multi-thread video decoding, and webcam support for StageVideo, the benefits of the new download only continue to get better. Adobe Flash Player even enables greater privacy controls, utilizing protected HTTP Dynamic Streaming.

This means users can now use 2D and 3D rending capabilities across screens and devices (desktop, mobile, and TV), protect mobile Android devices and tablets with Flash Access content protection, stream high-quality videos from your computer’s camera more efficiently for video chat, online conferencing, and live video broadcasts, and have added protection while streaming videos across screens while eliminating the deployment complexity of a licensed server.

Some other key features of Adobe Flash Player include:

  • High-quality, low bandwidth video with advanced compression technology and multi-threaded video decoding.
  • Crisp artistic text with an advanced text rendering engine.
  • Stage 3D accelerated graphics rendering.
  • Engaging Flash video, content, and applications with full screen mode.
  • Real-time dynamic effects with multiple filters for Bevel, Glow, DropShadow, Blur, Displacement Map, Color Matrix, Convolution, Gradient Glow, and Gradient Bevel.
  • Blending modes, stroke enhancements and redial gradient.
  • Support for JPEG-XR advanced image compression.
  • BitmapData objects are no longer limited to a maximum resolution of 16 megapixels, and maximum bitmap width and height is larger as well.
  • Garbage Collection Advice which provides a smoother, more responsive user experience allowing developers to provide hints to optimize garbage collection scheduling.
  • Multiple other bug fixes and critical security updates.

Users who currently have Flash Player 18 and have enrolled in the “Allow Adobe to install updates” mechanism should have already gotten the automatic update, while users who’ve selected to be notified to install updates should have received a notification. Either way, Flash Player can always be downloaded and installed here.

The versatility of Adobe Flash Player is one of the best, with animation that can incorporate both text and vector graphics, and now tons of new features and improvements. With a Flash Player runtime that allows you to potentially reach over 1.3 billion devices across the Web, delivering high quality content at the same time, there’s no reason for you not to download the free update today.