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Adobe Flash Player 9 Update 3 - New Version of Flash Player on Linux

Adobe Flash Player 9 Update 3 - New Version of Flash Player on Linux

A Few weeks back Adobe released the new version of their popular Flash Player( Adobe Flash Player 9 Update 3, version identifier 9,0,115,0) on the Linux platform . Now , the new version of the Flash Player though is available only for the 32bit Linux platform but still atleast adobe is making Linux version available at the same time with the Windows and Mac counterpart which is welcome change from the old days. New Version of Adobe Flash Player has some really interesting additions .

First of all new version of Flash Player supports H.264 which is one of the HD(High Definition ) Codec used for Internet Multimedia broadcasts . H.264 is used in QuickTime Movie files , HDTV in mp4 format and a number of less popular formats like the M4V, M4A, Mp4v, 3gp, and 3g2. So well the new version of Adobe Flash Player should be ready for the streaming HDTV content .

Secondly , Flash now supports the AAC(Advanced Audio Coding) audio format which includes AAC Main, AAC LC and SBR (aka HE-AAC) , now AAC is part of MP4 Audio Compression format .

However , the new version of Flash is bit demanding and well you would need a fairly good system configuration if you want to play streaming HDTV format or for flawless working of the Flash Player . To install Flash Player in Ubuntu 7.10 type in the following command in the terminal window , ensure that you have closed Mozilla Firefox before issuing these commands : -

tar -xvzf install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
cd install_flash_player_9_linux/
After completing the above steps you can launch Mozilla Firefox and type "about:plugins" in the address bar to verify whether plugin was installed properly .

Article Written by : Ambuj Varshney (
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