Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Direct Download Links for Windows & Mac
Following our tradition of providing the direct download links for major Adobe products such as Creative Cloud, CS6, Acrobat XI, Photoshop & Premiere Elements 12, and Lightroom 5, below you’ll find all the DDL for the recently-released Adobe Flash Player 10.1. This is important because the free Flash Player is the most widely-used and often-downloaded software in world, and some folks find it easier to gain access without a download manager (Akamai/Adobe DLM), or with their own DLM, and without additional products or toolbars included.
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Adobe Flash Player is a cross-platform browser-based application runtime that delivers uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across screens and browsers. Flash is the standard for engaging PC experiences – 99% of PCs worldwide have Flash Player installed and 85% of the top 100 websites use Flash. Approximately 75% of online videos are viewed and 70% of web games are delivered using Adobe Flash technology. More than 3.5 million designers and developers use the Flash Platform to deliver expressive content and applications that run consistently across the widest reach of browsers, operating systems, and devices.
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So, without further ado, here are the direct download links – just click to download and install:
For Windows 7/Vista/XP/2008/2003/2000 and Mac OS X 10.4 – 10.6
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Update: Please see the following page for a complete archive of all older releases of Flash Player – including Flash Player 10 – and going from FP version 2 all the way up to the latest version 15:
For each previous release provided there (after the “Developers only” section), you will find direct download links to packages containing installers for both Internet Explorer (IE) browsers (labeled with “ax” for Active X), as well as non-IE browsers (Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc).
These installers are given for both Windows (.exe or .msi) and Mac OS (.dmg). Uninstallers are also included in the bundle.
(Note that the most recent version of Flash Player is automatically built in to the Google Chrome browser, so it doesn’t require a separate download.)
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- Uninstall Adobe Flash Player
What’s New in Flash Player 10.1?
Flash Player 10.1 is redesigned from the ground up with new performance, stability, and mobile-ready features, and is the first release to bring the full Web across desktops and devices. The new release delivers expressive content to personal computers, smartphones, tablets, smartbooks, and netbooks, and can take advantage of native device capabilities including multitouch, gestures, mobile input models, and accelerometer input.
New hardware acceleration support delivers smooth, high-quality video with minimal overhead to mobile devices and personal computers using audio and H.264 video decoding. Added capabilities such as Smart Rendering, Smart Zooming, Smart Seek, Sleep Mode, and Advanced Out-of-Memory Management help drive efficiency and reliability gains. As a result, the reduced memory and CPU consumption help increase battery life on mobile devices.
Finally, expanded options for high-quality media delivery provide new ways to deliver rich Internet experiences using HTTP Dynamic Streaming, content protection, and improved support for live events, buffer control, globalization, and peer-assisted networking.