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firefox error outdated flash player does not occur in internet explorer

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firefox returns a flash player error as being outdated. this does not happen on internet explorer. also when i over ride the error firefox does not remember at returns the same error." this plug in is vulnerable and should be updated. " with a red circle and a bar . also flash seems to crash frequently . tried to update flash player and firefox locked up and ran very slow. is there an alternative to flUsh player.

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Firefox needs a different version of Flash than either Internet Explorer or Google Chrome use. For some reason Adobe created different versions for IE and Netscape browsers (what Firefox was originally based upon) all the way back in the late 90's. Then when Chrome came up with their own plugin API, Adobe created a 3rd version of Flash for Google.

You can download the latest version of Flash from this page: https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html


As far as an alternative to Flash goes, Mozilla is working on one which is code named Shumway. http://mozilla.github.io/shumway/

Unfortunately, it is a long way from being completed, and at this point is only suitable for advanced users to "play with" or to test and provide feedback to the developers.

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Firefox needs a different version of Flash than either Internet Explorer or Google Chrome use. For some reason Adobe created different versions for IE and Netscape browsers (what Firefox was originally based upon) all the way back in the late 90's. Then when Chrome came up with their own plugin API, Adobe created a 3rd version of Flash for Google.

You can download the latest version of Flash from this page: https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html


As far as an alternative to Flash goes, Mozilla is working on one which is code named Shumway. http://mozilla.github.io/shumway/

Unfortunately, it is a long way from being completed, and at this point is only suitable for advanced users to "play with" or to test and provide feedback to the developers.