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64bit system ... do i need 64bit adobe flash version???

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#1 oakshield


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 02:05 PM

I've just updated my flash version on Firefox ... but what's running now is Adobe Flash 11.9.r900 (32 bit). I've never noticed before but shouldn't I be running a 64bit version? If so, where do I find one? When installing the new version, Adobe recognised that I was running Windows 64bit.


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 02:38 PM

Hello, Yes

When you download Flash Player installer using 64-bit Internet Explorer, you download the 64-bit Flash Player installer. It installs Flash Player on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Internet Explorer if both are present.

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 02:39 PM

The flash updater includes both 32bit and 64bit versions.  What is important is the browser that you are running. Firefox is a 32bit browser so it needs a 32bit Flash Player to play flash video within it.  There is a 64bit version of Internet Explorer and some plugin based browsers, such as Waterfox and Palemoon but to be honest you probably won't get any benefit from from using a 64bit browser.

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 04:26 PM

The version of Flash needs to match the browser you are using.  If you're using the 32-bit version of Firefox then you need the 32-bit Flash plug-in installed.  You do not need to install the 64-bit version unless you're actually using a 64-bit browser.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 06:44 AM

Thanks for your responses.


In that case, I don't understand why I'm having problems with streaming from youtube, iplayer etc. Playback is always jerky. It's been an issue since I purchased this machine. It's a HP G6 Pavilion Laptop. Here's the specs.


Microprocessor - 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-3210M


Chipset - Intel HM76 Express


Microprocessor Cache - 3 MB L3 cache


Memory -  6 GB DDR3


Memory Max - Upgradeable to 8 GB DDR3 (2 DIMM)


Video Graphics - Intel HD Graphics 4000 (up to 1.65 GB)


Hard Drive - 1 TB SATA (5400 rpm) Up to 24 GB partition for system recovery


Multimedia Drive -  SuperMulti DVD±R/RW with double layer support


Display -  39.6 cm (15.6") HD BrightView LED-backlit (1366 x 768)


Network Card -    Integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN


OS ... Windows 8 64


I've enabled hardware acceleration. I've also disabled it. Flash is always kept up to date. My display adapter driver is up to date.The problem is even worse when using Firefox ... so I don't use it for streaming. Could it be a problem with my ISP. My broadband speed is usually a pretty steady 20mb. Ping and jitter are negligible. Is there anything else I could try? Change anything in 'Advanced' Internet Options in IE?


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