Adobe Flash Player 10.3 Officially Debuts With New Privacy Controls

flash player 3d iconJust over two months ago, Adobe released a beta version of Flash Player 10.3, which notably included new privacy controls and integration within System Preferences on the Mac OS X platform. Also included was an automatic update notification system for Mac OS X.

As announced by Adobe yesterday, Flash Player 10.3 has now officially launched and is available for download.

New features in Flash Player 10.3 include:

- Media measurement (desktop only) - Measuring video usage just got easier. Using Adobe SiteCatalyst with Flash Player 10.3, developers can implement video analytics for websites with as little as two lines of code for the first time. Media Measurement for Flash Player allows companies to get real-time, aggregated reporting of how their video content is distributed, what their audience reach is, and how much video is played. Mobile support will be available in an upcoming release.
- Acoustic echo cancellation (desktop only) - With Flash Player 10.3, developers can create real-time online collaboration experiences with high-quality audio for telephony, in-game voice chat, and group conferencing applications. Developers can take advantage of acoustic echo cancellation, noise suppression, voice activity detection, and automatic compensation for various microphone input levels. End users will be able to experience higher quality audio facilitating smoother conversation flow, without using a headset.
- Enhanced privacy protection - Flash Player 10.3 enables local storage clearing within browsers' privacy settings and streamlines the controls of the Flash Player privacy, security and storage settings within the local control panel of desktop OSes.
- Security enhancements including the support of auto-update notification for MacOS - See the Security Bulletin APSB11-12 for more details.

Flash Player 10.3 is available for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and Android.

Top Rated Comments

KnightWRX Avatar
144 months ago
This is true of my MacBook Pro, but it running "better" is not the same is it running "well" or "smoothly" or "not crashing my browser once a day".

I think the problem is your browser then, because Chrome never crashes on me and Flash is turned on and used daily. ;)

For anyone using Chrome btw, no need to go out of your way to get this, the update to Chrome 11 we received yesterday had this plugin upgrade included.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mack pro Avatar
144 months ago
Don't worry, guys. Soon. Just be patient. It's been years, but just a little longer and Flash will run great. Almost there.

So relax! Don't act like you your time is important.

You're the one waiting for html5 to rule the web. You should be used to waiting. Meanwhile I'll enjoy the entire internet not just what your owner the Steve wants us to.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KnightWRX Avatar
144 months ago
I've been using 10.6 and everytime i watched a video Safari crashed weird :confused: hope this version is better ;)

I'm beginning to suspect it's Safari who's poorly coded, why is it that everyone that suffers crash bugs in their browsers running Flash is using Safari ?

Or do people not know what a "crash" is ?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
deannnnn Avatar
144 months ago
Does it run better? That's the only new feature I want.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kissaragi Avatar
144 months ago
Works fine for me, i haven't had a problem with flash for years.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BryanLyle Avatar
144 months ago
As easy as it is to bash Flash, each new version runs better and better on my 2010 Macbook Air.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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