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Adobe Flash Player (also known as Shockwave Flash in Firefox and Internet Explorer, is a freeware application used for content that has been created on the Adobe Flash platform, but it can also read multimedia, execute rich Internet applications and stream audio and video.

The Adobe Flash Player is able to run from a web browser as a browser plug-in and it is also supported on mobile devices. The Flash Player has been created by Macromedia and it was developed by Adobe Systems.



Unfortunately, Adobe Flash Player is currently losing popularity, because HTML5 is gaining more and more users. It seems that big companies have already started ditching the Adobe Flash Player in favor of HTML5 and it is just matter of time until smaller companies will do the same.

We don’t have a change log for the new Adobe Flash Player 24.0.0.186, but it seems that this is a security update and you should install it on your computer as soon as possible.

However, it seems that a good amount of users are disappointed about how Adobe has handled all issues that the Flash Player had in the past, which are also still present in the application.

Adobe Flash Player 24.0.0.186: Features

  • Immersive experiences with Flash video, content and applications with full-screen mode.
  • Low-bandwidth, high-quality video with advanced compression technology.
  • High-fidelity text using the advanced text rendering engine.

  • Real-time dynamic effects with filters for Blur, DropShadow, Glow, Bevel, Gradient Glow, Gradient Bevel, Displacement Map, Convolution, and Color Matrix.
  • Innovative media compositions with 8-bit video alpha channels.
  • Blend modes, radial gradient, and stroke enhancements.
  • Additional image formats: GIF, Progressive JPEG, and PNG.

Adobe Flash Player 24.0.0.186: How To Install On Your Computer

The Adobe Flash Player can be downloaded from its official website. Once the download is complete, you will need to double click on the .exe file and follow the steps to complete the installation.

What are your thoughts about Adobe Flash Player? Do you think that HTML5 will take over soon?

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