1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 12, 2012 2:46 AM by Klaus1
rachiam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have been trying to complete a photo book and it required a new version of adobe flash player.  When I tried to download the latest version my PC could not support it.  How do I update adobe flashplayer for my Mac OS X v 10.5.8?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: Adobe flashplayer
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,485 points)

    I have exactly the same problem! Had to use a different photo service (Snapfish instead of PhotoBox), but this may help:

     

    You can check here what version of Flash player you actually have installed:  http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/155/tn_15507.html

     

    You can check here:  http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/  to see which version you should install for your Mac and OS. Note that version 10,1,102,64 is the last version available to PPC Mac users*. The latest version,10.3.183.23 or later, is for Intel Macs only running Tiger or Leopard, as Adobe no longer support the PPC platform. Version 11.4.402.265 is for Snow Leopard onwards.

     

    * Unhelpfully, if you want the last version for PPC Macs, you need to go here:  http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14266.html  and scroll down to 'Archived Versions/Older Archives'. Flash Player 10.1.102.64 is the one you download. More information here:  http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/838/cpsid_83808.html

     

    You should first uninstall any previous version of Flash Player, using the uninstaller from here (make sure you use the correct one!):

     

    http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/909/cpsid_90906.html

     

    and also that you follow the instructions closely, such as closing ALL applications first before installing. You must also carry out a permission repair after installing anything from Adobe.

     

    (If you are running a PPC Mac with Flash Player 10.1.102.64 and are having problems with watching videos on FaceBook or other sites, contributor Texas Mac Man suggests the following solution which fools the site into thinking that you are running the latest version:)

     

    Download this http://www.steelbin.com/FPforFBPPC.zip to your desktop, unzip it, and replace the current Flash Player plug-in which is in your main/Library/Internet Plug-Ins folder, (not the user Library). Save the old one just in case this one doesn't work.