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Desktop system requirements

Adobe has tested Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 software extensively on the following minimum hardware configurations:

Microsoft® Windows® Mac OS X Linux® and Solaris™
Processor Intel® Pentium® II 450MHz, AMD Athlon® 600MHz or faster processor (or equivalent) Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor

PowerPC G3 500MHz or faster processor1
800MHz or faster processor
Memory 128MB of RAM 128MB of RAM 512MB of RAM
Graphics memory 128MB of graphics memory2

Flash Player 10.1 is supported on the following desktop operating systems and browsers:

Platform Operating systems Browsers3
Windows Windows 7,
Windows Vista®,
Windows XP,
Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server 2003,
Windows 2000
Internet Explorer 6.0 and above,
Mozilla Firefox 2.0 and above,
Google Chrome 2.0 and above4,
Safari 3.0 and above,
Opera 9.5 and above,
AOL 9.0 and above
Mac OS5 Mac OS X 10.6,
Mac OS X 10.5,
Mac OS X 10.4 (Intel),
Mac OS X 10.4 (PowerPC)6
Safari 3.0 and above,
Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above,
Google Chrome 2.0 and above4,
Opera 9.5 and above,
AOL Desktop for Mac 1.0 and above
Linux7 Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 or later,
openSUSE® 11 or later,
Ubuntu 7.10 or later
Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above,
Google Chrome 2.0 and above4,
SeaMonkey 1.11 and above
Solaris Solaris™ 106 Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above
  1. Support for PowerPC-based computers will be discontinued in a release following Flash Player 10.1.
  2. Recommended for GPU hardware acceleration–dependent features. Flash Player will use software mode for systems that do not meet the system requirements.
  3. Flash Player supports browser versions listed when run on operating systems supported by the browser vendor.
  4. Beginning with Flash Player 10.1, Flash Player is integrated as part of Google Chrome.
  5. ATI Rage 128 GPU does not support full-screen mode with hardware scaling.
  6. Content protection using Adobe Flash Access is not available on this platform.
  7. Only Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) is supported. Systems using OSS/ESD will not play audio. Only GTK2-based browser versions are supported.
Note

Flash Player 10 is not available for Windows 98, Windows ME, Mac OS X v10.1–10.3, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 operating systems. To download Flash Player 9 for these operating systems, see the Flash Player 9 TechNote.

Read the Flash Player 9 system requirements

Video hardware acceleration support

Flash Player 10.1 supports hardware-accelerated decoding of H.264 video on Windows and Mac computers with supported hardware and drivers, providing enhanced video performance. For the latest information on supported hardware and drivers, visit the following vendor sites:

AMD/ATI drivers

AMD/ATI hardware decoding of H.264 video in Flash Player 10.1 is supported on AMD/ATI products with UVD2 with the ATI Catalyst™ Software Suite, starting with version 9.11 for the ATI Radeon™ family of products, and driver release 8.68 for the ATI FirePro™ family of products. Supported GPUs include: Radeon HD 4xxx and higher; Mobility Radeon HD 4xxx series and higher; Radeon HD 3xxx and higher; FirePro V3750, FirePro V7750, FirePro V8700, and FirePro V8750 and higher.

Broadcom drivers

Broadcom hardware decoding of H.264 video in Flash Player 10.1 is supported on the Broadcom BCM70012 as well as the BCM70015 video decoding chipsets, found in systems with Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator hardware. Systems using Broadcom video decoding should use a Windows Aero theme for optimal full-screen playback performance.

Intel drivers

Intel hardware decoding of H.264 video in Flash Player 10.1 is supported on the Intel 4 Series chipset family and the 2010 Intel Core processor family with Intel HD Graphics, starting with graphics driver version 15.16.5.2021 (8.15.10.2021) for 32/64-bit Windows Vista and Windows 7.

For the Atom/GMA 500 chipset, hardware decoding is supported starting with graphics driver version 5.2.1.2020 (8.14.10.2020) for 32-bit Windows 7. Systems using GMA 500 video decoding should use a Windows Aero theme for optimal full-screen playback performance.

NVIDIA drivers

Flash Player 10.1 offers GPU-acceleration of H.264 video on NVIDIA ION and supported NVIDIA GeForce and Quadro-powered computers. View the latest list of supported GPUs

Mac OS X hardware decoding support

On Mac computers, hardware decoding of H.264 video in Flash Player is available with Mac OS X 10.6.4 and later on hardware supported by the Mac OS Video Decode Acceleration Framework (such as the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, GeForce 320M, and GeForce GT 330M). Whether hardware decoding will engage for a specific video is determined by the Mac OS Video Decode Acceleration Framework. View hardware used by different Mac models

The following minimum hardware configurations are recommended for an optimal playback experience:

Resolution  Windows desktop/laptop1 Windows netbook2 Mac OS  Linux 
852x480 (480p),
24-30 fps
Intel Pentium 4 2.33GHz, AMD Athlon 64 2800+ processor (or faster)

128MB of RAM

64MB of graphics memory
Intel Atom 1.6GHz or faster processor

1GB of RAM

Windows 7 or Vista and supported GPU / media accelerator (NVIDIA ION, Broadcom Crystal HD Media Accelerator, Intel GMA 500)
PowerPC G5 1.8GHz or faster processor

Intel Core Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor

256MB of RAM

64MB of graphics memory
Intel Pentium 4 2.33GHz, AMD Athlon 64 2800+ processor (or faster)

512MB of RAM

64MB of graphics memory
1280x720 (720p),
24-30 fps
Intel Pentium 4 3GHz, AMD Athlon 64 3400+ processor (or faster)

128MB of RAM

64MB of graphics memory
Intel Atom 1.6GHz or faster processor

1GB of RAM

Windows 7 or Vista and supported GPU/media accelerator (NVIDIA ION, Broadcom Crystal HD Media Accelerator)
Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor

256MB of RAM

64MB of graphics memory
Intel Pentium 4 3GHz, AMD Athlon 64 3400+ processor (or faster)

512MB of RAM

64MB of graphics memory
1920x1080 (1080p),
24-30 fps
Intel Core Duo 1.8GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ processor (or faster)

128MB of RAM

64MB of graphics memory
Intel Atom 1.6GHz or faster processor

1GB of RAM

Windows 7 or Vista and supported GPU/media accelerator (NVIDIA ION)
Intel Core Duo 2.66GHz processor (or faster)

512MB of RAM

128MB of graphics memory
Intel Core Duo 1.8GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ processor (or faster)

512MB of RAM

64MB of graphics memory
  1. CPU requirements may be much lower using H.264 hardware video acceleration on supported systems. Supported GPUs or media accelerators listed in the section above can significantly decrease processor requirements for optimal viewing of HD video.
  2. Windows systems using Broadcom or Intel GMA 500 graphics should use a Windows Aero theme for optimal playback performance.

Languages

Flash Player 10.1 is available in the following languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.

Mobile system requirements

General minimum hardware and software requirements for Flash Player 10.1 on mobile devices:

VGA WVGA
Hardware requirements Dedicated Cortex A8 (ARMv7) 550MHz App Processor with Neon for A8 only

Hardware Vector FPU
Dedicated Cortex A8 (ARMv7) 800MHz App Processor

Hardware Vector FPU
Operating system Android™ 2.2

View list of supported devices

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