Earlier today we reported how Microsoft released Silverlight 2.0 Final. On the same day, Adobe have released the final version of Flash Player 10. This is a major upgrade over old v9 products and features 3D effects, advanced text support, dynamic sound generation, enhanced hardware acceleration along with many other features. Upgrading to the latest version of Flash player is strongly recommended  non only for the new features but of the sake of security and reliability as well. Note that this post is about the Flash Player control for web browsers, not the Standalone flash player that comes with Adobe CS4 products.


Developer Description

Adobe® Flash® Player is the high-performance, lightweight, highly expressive client runtime that delivers powerful and consistent user experiences across major operating systems, browsers, mobile phones, and devices. Adobe® (formerly Macromedia) Flash Player - the universal rich client for delivering effective Adobe Flash experiences across desktops and devices. Lets you view the best animation and entertainment on the Web. It displays Web application front-ends, high-impact Web site user interfaces, interactive online advertising, and short-form to long-form animation. Adobe's Flash Player allows you to view interactive web content like games, business presentations, advertisements. The package includes only the Flash Player and is a stand alone installation. Technically, this is a Flash Player ActiveX Control. It will only play the file through your Web browser.

Top Features in v10

  • 3D effects
  • Custom filters and effects
  • Advanced text support
  • Dynamic sound generation
  • Drawing API Enhanced
  • Hardware acceleration Enhanced
  • Vector data type
  • Dynamic Streaming
  • Speex audio codec
  • File upload and download APIs Enhanced


[Click Here] to download Flash Player 10 for Microsoft Internet Explorer

[Click Here] to download Flash Player 10 for Mozilla Firefox and Opera Browser


  1. GDP // 10/17/2008 05:40:00 AM  

    would you know if there is a way to download from adobe a stand alone Flash for IE?

  2. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 10/17/2008 10:29:00 AM  

    If it is for IE then it's not standalone. (I.e. - it needs IE to run). As far as i know the only flash player version available for IE is the flash plugin which is linked to in the article.

    If you are looking for a standalone player to play .swf files in Windows environment, it come swith Adobe Flash CS4. But there are many other media players capable of playing .swf files such as ACDsee and even jetaudio.

  3. GDP // 10/17/2008 11:16:00 AM  

    thanks for your prompt reply
    what I meant was let's say I want to download the exe in order to install it on a PC that has no Internet connection, understand?

    P.S. I love your blog!!!

  4. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 10/17/2008 12:07:00 PM  

    Sorry i understood the question totally wrong.
    You can get the exe file for flash 10 IE from here:


  5. GDP // 10/17/2008 12:24:00 PM  

    yea I knew that too but I thought(and hoped) that you might know of a way to get it straight from their website :-(

  6. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 10/17/2008 12:27:00 PM  

    Sorry i do not know such a method. But i can guarantee you that FileHippo's links are as secure as they can be. It's a reliable site.