earlier version of flash player on opera

  • Hi All:

    This is my first time on this forum. I would like to ask you if it is possible to install and use Adobe Flash Player 10.3 on Opera Browser. Iºve already install this plugin on Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 and it works. The problem is I found the Opera software is fatest than Internet Explorer. I would like to use it on Opera.

  • Yes but you'll need to make sure that you are installing the correct version as there are different ones for IE and Opera.

    And aince it's an old version of flash player there must be site that will complain about it.

  • Using an older version of Flash is unsafe, most of those updates to the next version are security updates

  • Since the issue is Flash, I was wondering: Does Flash come, as part of the Opera download? Is it automatically updated from Flash itself. I use Windows 7, and get confused about different Flash for different Browsers. I'm not sure what I have for Opera 20, but everything seems to be working. I'm updated for firefox (I think it's 13 something) but Flash constantly sends me crash messages on Firefox.

  • Does Flash come, as part of the Opera download?

    Nope, you need to download and install it by yourself.

  • So you have to constantly keep track of the flash you have for Opera, and worry if its the latest, with the knowledge that the flash you have may differ from browser to browser (depending upon what you downloaded from the Flash site when you were in the particular browser.s. Ugh. That's a bit of a hassle. Not a user friendly situation.

  • There are different versions of Flash because there are different plug-in architectures in each browser. The situation simply can't be different than how it is.

    In theory, Flash should auto-update itself (except Chrome which updates its built-in Pepper Flash and Windows 8+ IE ActiveX Flash via Windows Update). Needless to say it's a third-party plug-in so you should know the implications.

  • How do I know if I have the latest version in Opera?. Do I just go to the Flash site with Opera, and download he latest version. If I have it already, no big deal. the re-download does no harm. I hate to fiddle, because Opera 20 is working for me, though colderwinters did mention security reasons to always have the latest version.

  • Opera and firefox both use the exact same version of the flash plugin, E.g. If you download and install the flash plug-in for firefox, Opera will use it, or you download and install the flash plug-in for Opera, firefox will use it, because the flash plug-in for firefox and Opera are one and the same, OK ?.

  • This is my first time on this forum. I would like to ask you if it is possible to install and use Adobe Flash Player 10.3 on Opera Browser. Iºve already install this plugin on Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 and it works. The problem is I found the Opera software is fatest than Internet Explorer. I would like to use it on Opera.
    It is possible to load any flash version in Opera or Opium.

    You have to obtain NPSWF32*.dll and copy it into the Opera program directory.

    Opera: program\plugins\NPSWF32.dll
    Opium: Ver.s.i.on\plugins\NPSWF32.dll

    Older Flash use less memory, but may not be enough to render very modern sites.

  • Thanks linuxmint7. In the Firefox browser, I went to the Flash site yesterday, and downloaded the latest version (because of Flash problems I have in Firefox that make the browser horrible for me), so it should, based on what you say, be okay for me with Opera. Presumably now I have the latest version for Firefox AND more importantly,for Opera.

    j7nj7n, sorry. i can't answer those questions. Someone else will have to. I understand wanting an earlier version. I had DragonNaturally Speaking, and it would not work with the latest version of Flash. I would have had to install an earlier version of Flash, and then prevent it from automatically updating, and leave myself open to security issues. Finally I just gave up on Dragon.

  • So you have to constantly keep track of the flash you have for Opera, and worry if its the latest

    Unless you had set it up differently, Flash will autoupdate.

  • How do I know if I have the latest version in Opera?

    https://www.adobe.com/br/software/flash/about/

  • I may have stopped auto-update when I was trying to make use of an earlier version of Flash so I could run DragonNaturally Speaking. I guess I have to look at how you can set again automatic updates. It would appear when you download the latest version of flash, you're supposed to be able to check if you want automatic updates. So I re-downloaded flash, but didn't get that message. Oh, well, I'll just check back periodically.

  • Keeping plugins like this updated is a pain. I stopped both Java and Flash from auto-updating, b/c I didn't want to always have them running and phoning home. I do have links to the download pages of those two plugins, and every month I just check in. Both sites have a page specifically to tell you your version, and what the newest version is.

    I suppose nowadays, with my 8 gigs of RAM, it wouldn't be so much of a problem, but its just a habit I've kept up since the days of Windows 98, and those Java and Real Player icons in the system tray that always seemed to take Windows startup to a grinding halt.

  • There weren't any questions. I replied to the OP about how to install the flash plugin. If it is manually installed, then, yes, one would have to keep track of updates and download the new version.

    The frequency of updates to both flash and the browser is getting out of hand. If those autoupdaters are left running, then the computer is doing nothing but downloading new stuff every other day.

    This here site is maintaining direct downloads of the plugin without an installer (and all the service crap that comes with it):
    http://w2k.flxsrv.org/wlu/wlu.htm (Catalog, type in Flash, enter)

    I just went there and copied Flash 13.0.0.182. There is a new ad on the Flash context menu now about some "games on Adobe Playpanel". Back to Flash 11.4 which is 9 MB compared to this one which is 16 MB.

  • I just went there and copied Flash 13.0.0.182. There is a new ad on the Flash context menu now about some "games on Adobe Playpanel".

    You mean the context menu when right clicking on a video? If so, no ads here.

    The frequency of updates to both flash and the browser is getting out of hand. If those autoupdaters are left running, then the computer is doing nothing but downloading new stuff every other day.

    Opera autoupdater checks for a new version when computer starts and/or once a day if i'm not mistaken and the Flash one probably does the same.

    And i don't think there is a new version every single day.

    There weren't any questions. I replied to the OP about how to install the flash plugin. If it is manually installed, then, yes, one would have to keep track of updates and download the new version.

    The default behavior is to autoupdate.

  • There is definitely not a new version very day 😛

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