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Top 5 Must-knows about Adobe Flash Player 11.5

As the finalized date of HTML5 stopped in 2014, the world seems to be quite confident towards the feature of HTML5. However, as the loser in the battle of Adobe Flash vs HTML5, Adobe Flash Player will still be the dominator in the market for a certain time. As a tool with good compatibility, Adobe Flash Player is designed as a cross-platform application accessible to 99% web browsers. Based on its importance, Adobe continuously updates the software even after deciding to focus more attention on the development of HTML5.

To help users get better experience on watching online videos or playing online games, Adobe had released Adobe Flash Player 11.5, the latest version of this product. Comparing to its predecessors, Adobe Flash Player 11.5 not only fixed those existing bugs, but also gained several new features. Therefore, for those who are curious of Adobe Flash Player 11.5, this post will show them top 5 must-knows about Adobe Flash Player 11.5.

1. Must-known about Flash Player 11.5: File Size

Flash Player 11.5

One will definitely be surprised by the file size of Adobe Flash Player. According to the tradition, the newly updated Adobe Flash Player would be a file no more than 10 Megabytes. However, the file size of Flash Player 11.5 jumps to about 16 Megabytes. Then what has been added to the new Flash Player? It seems to be codes, a vast sea of codes. Therefore, Adobe Flash Player 11.5 will definitely good in stability and powerful in function.

2. Must-known about Flash Player 11.5: Desktop App

Desktop version of Flash Player 11.5

In this update, Adobe points that Adobe Flash Player 11.5 is exclusively designed as a desktop application. It seems that after the quitting of Adobe Flash Player from Google Play, Adobe Flash Play has given up the mobile market. Moreover, it also means that Android mobile users, even those who has devices running systems from Android 2.3 to Android 4.0 will not able to make full use of the latest Adobe Flash Player.  

3. Must-known about Flash Player 11.5: Adobe AIR

Flash Player and Flash AIR

Along with Adobe Flash Player, Adobe also released Adobe AIR 3.5. After BBC had decided to replace Adobe Flash with Adobe AIR in iPlayer, Adobe AIR seems to be the new attempt given by Adobe to gain mobile market. Unlike Adobe Flash Player 11.5, Adobe Air 3.5 not only provides desktop version and Android version but also AIR SDK.

4. Must-known about Flash Player 11.5: Windows 8 Excluded

Flash Player and Win8

While Windows 8 seems to be an operating system with high competitiveness, it is quite surprising that Adobe Flash Player 11.5 has excluded Windows 8 into its supporting list. According to the release note unveiled by Adobe, Adobe Flash Player 11.5 is designed to be compatible to Windows systems like XP/Vista/7 only. However, there are also ways to help Adobe Flash Player 11.5 accessible to Windows 8. For example, users can download Flash Player 11.5 as a plug in for IE 10, the web browser of Windows 8.

5. Must-known about Flash Player 11.5: Cross-platform Support

Flash Player and Mac

One shall notice that Adobe Flash Player 11.5 is an application with supports to multiple platforms. There are not only designed for Windows systems but also for Mac systems. Reluctant as Apple is, it must admit that Adobe Flash Player is a necessity for Mac systems. Generally speaking, there are two forms of Adobe Flash Player 11.5, active-x version and plug in version. For Windows systems lower than Windows 8, active-x version is preferred while for Windows 8 and Mac systems, only the plug in version works.

Adobe Flash vs HTML5 – For 4 Reasons HTML5 Are Favored

Since HTML5 attracted the world’s attention in 2010, the debate on the topic of Adobe Flash vs HTML5 has never ceased. Moreover, it seems that the battle of Adobe Flash vs HTML5 is unlikely to end in a short term. For one thing, Adobe Flash is still widely used as a necessity for online video watching and online gaming; for another, as an app exclusively designed to replace Adobe Flash, HTML5 is far less influential than one has expected. However, it is almost a certain thing that HTML5 will be the winner in this contest after Adobe Flash lost its last chance in Windows 8.

Why will an old application compatible to 99% web browsers like Adobe Flash lose to a new alternative only compatible to 40% web browsers like HTML5? Besides the defects of Adobe Flash, the advantages of HTML5 over Adobe Flash plays an important role in helping HTML5 to win the battle of Adobe Flash vs HTML5. After the popularization of HTML5, converting Adobe Flash to HTML5 will be a favored choice for all. Therefore, this post will show top four reasons that HTML5 is more favored.

1. Adobe Flash vs HTML5: Stability

Flash is not stable

One of the most severely criticized defects of Adobe Flash lies in its instability. Usually once Flash Player crashes, the whole web page or even the web browser ceases to work. It is annoying to be forced to restart the web browser while viewing some pages. However, due to the instability of Adobe Flash, users have to repeat the restarting process again and again. Though there are various ways to stop shockwave Flash from crashing, few can actually work.

To this extent, HTML5 is much more stable than Adobe Flash. As a markup language, HTML5 can work flawlessly with those supported web browsers. Even when something goes wrong with HTML5, it is the page instead of the web browser that crashes. Therefore, users just need to refresh the windows only. So who will want to use an application that will ruin the web browser when he has better choice?

2. Adobe Flash vs HTML5: Security

Flash is not secure

Security concern is a main reason that leads to the fall of Adobe Flash. In 2012 alone, there are 9 updates exclusively designed to fix those security vulnerabilities caused by Adobe Flash. Due to its compatibility, Adobe Flash not only brings system vulnerabilities to Mac systems but also to Windows systems like Windows 8. In this field, HTML5 does quite better. By using special HTML codes, HTML5 enables users to watch online videos without any applications installed, which significantly lower the risk of being attacked by hackers. Actually, better security is an important factor that HTML5 can win the battle of Adobe Flash vs HTML5.

3. Adobe Flash vs HTML5: Openness

The openness of HTLM5

Adobe Flash is a product exclusively owned and controlled by Adobe, making it inaccessible to most people. Moreover, as a blocked application, Adobe Flash may bring some unnecessary troubles to users. To make YouTube video play in Adobe Flash Player, those uploaded files will be embedded into a player to become a SWF file. Therefore when one wants to download YouTube video, he needs to find the real URL address of video and download it as a FLV file instead of a SWF file. Of course, in most cases, this can only be done with a professional YouTube Downloader.

However, things will not be that complicated with HTML5. As a language opening to all, users can not only know the HTML codes of the page but also find out the download URL address of the original video easily. No extra applications are required to help users manage YouTube downloading process.

4. Adobe Flash vs HTML5: Future

The popularity of HTLM5

Though Adobe Flash still plays an important role in the web arena, it is HTML5 who owns the future. In recent year, Adobe Flash has been excluded in the supporting list of more and more portable devices which makes room for the development of HTML5. In 2012 alone, Adobe Flash is rejected by The new iPad, Jelly Bean devices and iPhone 5. Moreover, a rejection from Windows 8 seems to be on the way. More importantly, Adobe even switched its attention from Adobe Flash to HTML5, marking the defeat of Adobe Flash in the contest against HTML5.

Contrary to Adobe Flash, HTML5 is getting more and more popular. YouTube is trying to replace Adobe Flash with HTML5; Apple bets on a future ruled by HTML5 and Adobe even debut Edge tools to promote the popularization of HTML5. Therefore, why use an outdated application instead of a promising application?  

Flash is Dead Long Live HTML5 – Adobe Quit Mobile Browser Flash Development in Favor of HTML5

November 10th, 2011 news – Adobe vice President and the general manager in interactive development business, Danny Winokur has recently posted a blog on company’s website, saying Adobe will stop the Flash Player development on mobile browsers.

The following is the edited version of Winokur’s blog:

No matter speaking from the platform or technical level, Adobe will always support the designers and developers to create the most inspirational content. In the past 10 years, Flash has made it true to let people create and deploy the most abundant content on the Internet, which is impossible for the browser itself to realize. This is also our new technical standard blueprint for HTML, the one was mentioned so many times by us. In the past two years, we have launched the mobile version Flash Player for mobile browsers, which created totally innovational network experience for many mobile equipment users.

The major mobile equipments now are all with HTML5 support in addition to some special exceptions. This therefore makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content on mobile platforms. We are so excited and will cooperate as always with the HTML community main members including Google, Apple, Microsoft and RIM to promote HTML innovation and improve the performance of mobile browsers.

In the future, to allow Flash developers to pack the original applications in the main app stores using Adobe AIR will become the main task of mobile Flash business. After the launch of Flash Player 11.1 optimized for Android and BlackBerry PlayBook, we will no longer develop the mobile version Flash Player. Of course, we will continue to provide the current equipments with important patch and security updates. And our source code will continue to be effective.

These adjustments could encourage us to increase the investment for developing HTML5 and intensifying Flash innovation.