Adobe Flash Player

Category: Internet

Adobe Flash Player for Chrome, Firefox & Opera allows us to play multimedia content on the web, reducing the bandwidth required and increasing the speed

Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Flash Player

Back in 1996, Macromedia launched Flash Player, which was later acquired by Adobe. This media player was originally created to render vector animations in two dimensions but has eventually become a favorite support for developers to create web applications that include audio elements, videos and interactions.

Its main advantage over its competitors is that it allows us to reduce the bandwidth required and, therefore, the load times of all these applications.

It is an extension that is almost always present on any web browser, as its SWF format has also become the standard thanks to its widespread use in web design.

However, the SWF and Adobe Flash Player (Chrome, Firefox & Opera) themselves have fallen out of favor, with much controversy over their security and privacy, which is why HTML5 is now the new thing. In fact, all major web browsers do not support this format.

Main features of Flash Player

This extension available for web browsers like Chrome, Opera or Firefox provides the ability to play multimedia content and comes with the following features:

The ability to play multimedia content, videos, and applications such as desktop and browser games.
New options for app developers, such as hardware acceleration, use of vector data, support for advanced text generation or dynamic audio.
Greater privacy control by managing local storage.

Controversy with developers

Technology developed by Adobe has helped advance the multimedia aspect of the Internet for many years. Sites such as YouTube or other online web videos or games have taken advantage of the platform to bring their content to any browser.

However, over the past few years, some controversy has arisen regarding Flash vulnerabilities and how cybercriminals can exploit this vulnerability to gain remote access to computers.
As a result, companies like Mozilla or Google have withdrawn support from their browsers (Firefox and Chrome) joining other companies that have dropped Flash aside.

The arrival of HTML5 seems to have destroyed it once and for all, as this web development language integrates tags with codecs in its code to play multimedia elements making the installation of plug-ins browser is not required.



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