Welcome to Macromedia Flash Player 7
(Windows and Macintosh)




Welcome to Macromedia® Flash™ Player 7, the universal rich client for delivering effective internet content and applications. The Macromedia Flash Player ensures Flash (SWF) content is viewable and accessible consistently and across the broadest range of platforms, browsers, and devices. Flash Player continues to be distributed with every major partner, including Microsoft®, Apple, Netscape®, and AOL, to bring rich content and applications immediately to over 97% of internet viewers worldwide.

Macromedia® Flash MX 2004 includes new versions of the plug-in, ActiveX control, and the stand-alone players (projectors). To view Flash movies that incorporate Flash MX 2004 features, replace your older versions of the plug-in or ActiveX control with the corresponding Flash Player 7 version.

Use the stand-alone Flash Player to play movies outside a browser or ActiveX application, or to create projectors. Use a projector when you want to distribute movies to users who do not have Flash MX or properly configured browsers, or for distributing movies on floppy disks or CD-ROMs.

Included Files: Lists the filenames and descriptions of the installers and stand-alone Flash Player files included within the \Macromedia\Flash MX 2004\Players folder.

The Debugger Feature: Describes the debugger feature, the difference between the debug and release versions of Flash Player 7, the location of each version of the Flash Player, and how to enable the ability to publish debug-enabled projectors.

Installing Macromedia Flash Player 7: Lists the instructions for installing Flash Player 7.

Removing the Macromedia Flash Player: Lists the instructions for removing an installed version of the Flash Player.




Included Files

Macromedia Flash Player 7 Files For Windows

 

Macromedia Flash Player 7 Installer:

 

 

Install Flash Player 7 AX.exe - This file installs Flash Player 7 for Windows 98/Me/2000/XP within Microsoft Internet Explorer and AOL. This player is also known as the ActiveX control.

 

 

Install Flash Player 7.exe - This file installs Flash Player 7 for Windows 98/Me/2000/XP within Netscape Navigator, CompuServe, and Opera. This player is also known as the plug-in.

 

Stand-alone Players:

 

 

SAFlashPlayer.exe - This file is the stand-alone player (projector) for Windows 98/Me/2000/XP users to create Windows-compatible projectors. Windows projector files can be created inside the Flash editor application by selecting File > Publish Settings, choosing "Windows Projector", and clicking Publish.

 

 

SAFlashPlayer.data, SAFlashPlayer.rsrc - These files are components of the stand-alone player (projector) for Macintosh, used by the Publish command on Windows 98/Me/2000/XP to create Macintosh-compatible projectors. Macintosh projector files can be created inside the Flash editor application by selecting File > Publish Settings, choosing "Macintosh Projector", and clicking Publish.

   

FlashLite1.0\SAFlashLite.exe - Macromedia Flash Lite is a new Macromedia Flash profile specifically developed for mobile phones. This profile is designed to require fewer device resources and to operate in most mass-market phones shipping this year. In order to view your Flash Lite content in this player, first launch the player, then browse to the SWF file.


Macromedia Flash Player 7 Files For Macintosh

 

Macromedia Flash Player 7 Installer:

 

 

Install Flash Player 7 - This file installs Flash Player 7 for Macintosh PowerPC® (Mac OS® 9.x or later) within Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer for Macintosh, and Opera. This player is also known as the plug-in.

 

 

Install Flash Player 7 OSX - This file installs Flash Player 7 for Mac OS® X (10.1 or later) within Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer for Macintosh, and Opera. This player is also known as the plug-in.

 

Stand-alone Players:

 

 

SAFlashPlayer - This file is the stand-alone player (projector) for Macintosh PowerPC® (Mac OS® 9.x or later) and Mac OS® X (10.1 or later) users to create Macintosh-compatible projectors. Macintosh projector files can be created inside the Flash editor application by selecting File > Publish Settings, choosing "Macintosh Projector", and clicking Publish.

 

 

SAFlashPlayer.exe - This file is the stand-alone player (projector) for Macintosh PowerPC® (Mac OS ® 9.x or later) and Mac OS® X (10.1 or later) users to create Windows-compatible projectors. Windows projector files can be created inside the Flash editor application by selecting File > Publish Settings, choosing "Windows Projector", and clicking Publish.

   

FlashLite1.0\SAFlashLite - Macromedia Flash Lite is a new Macromedia Flash profile specifically developed for mobile phones. This profile is designed to require fewer device resources and to operate in most mass-market phones shipping this year. In order to view your Flash Lite content in this player, first launch the player, then browse to the SWF file.




The Debugger Feature

Macromedia Flash MX 2004, like Macromedia Flash MX, includes an integrated debugger. To use this feature, you need to use debug-enabled (debug) versions of the Macromedia Flash Player. The debug versions of the Flash Player are identical to the non-debug-enabled (release) versions, except that the debug versions contain additional code to communicate with Flash MX 2004.

To facilitate development and debugging, the Flash MX 2004 installer installs debug versions of the ActiveX control or plug-in your browser application directory by default. Note, however that the versions of the Flash Player that are available for download from the Macromedia website are the release versions; the debug versions are only available with the Flash MX 2004 product.

 

 

 

\Macromedia\Flash MX 2004\Players

 

This folder, also referred to as the "parent" folder, contains the release versions of the stand-alone Flash Player by default. Use this folder as your working folder for the stand-alone Flash Player (i.e., overwrite the release versions of the stand-alone Flash Player with the debug versions if you want to have the ability to publish debug-enabled projectors).

 

Note: The debug, not the release, versions of the ActiveX control or plug-in are installed in your browser application folder by default. However, the release, not the debug, versions of the stand-alone Flash Player are installed in your parent folder by default.

 

 

\Macromedia\Flash MX 2004\Players\Debug

 

This folder contains installers for the debug versions of ActiveX control and plug-in and the debug versions of the stand-alone Flash Player. Treat this directory as original source content. If you want to use the debug versions of the stand-alone Flash Player, copy the stand-alone Flash Player files from this folder into your parent folder (if you do not already have debug versions in the parent folder). If you want to use the debug-enabled versions of the ActiveX control or plug-in, remove the currently installed version of the ActiveX control or plug-in (if you do not already have the debug version in your browser application directory) and execute the appropriate installer for the ActiveX control or plug-in. *

 

 

\Macromedia\Flash MX 2004\Players\Release

 

This folder contains installers for the release versions of ActiveX control and plug-in and the release versions of the stand-alone Flash Player. Treat this directory as original source content. If you want to use the release versions of the stand-alone Flash Player, copy the stand-alone Flash Player files from this folder into your parent folder (if you do not already have release versions in the parent folder). If you want to use the release versions of the ActiveX control or plug-in, remove the currently installed version of the ActiveX control or plug-in (if you do not already have the release version in your browser application directory) and execute the appropriate installer for the ActiveX control or plug-in. *

 

 

Swap the stand-alone Flash Player files in the parent folder as often as needed. Treat the "Debug" and "Release" folders as original source content, and their parent folder as your working stand-alone Flash Player folder.

 

 

* Note: Since the corresponding debug and release versions of the Flash Player have the same version number, simply executing an installer for a different version of the Flash Player without first removing the installed plug-in or ActiveX control will cause you to skip over the installation process. You must physically remove the plug-in or ActiveX control before executing the installer. See Removing the Macromedia Flash Player for instructions.




Installing Macromedia Flash Player 7

To install Macromedia Flash Player 7 for Internet Explorer or AOL (ActiveX Control) on Windows:

 

1.

Quit your browser before installing the new ActiveX control.

 

2.

Remove any old versions of the ActiveX control. See Removing the Macromedia Flash Player for detailed information that applies to removing both old and new versions of the Flash Player ActiveX control.

 

3.

Double-click the "Install Flash Player 7 AX.exe" file to begin installation.

 

4.

Open the browser. Flash Player 7 should be installed and working.


To install Macromedia Flash Player 7 for Netscape, CompuServe, or Opera on Windows:

 

1.

Quit your browser before installing the new plug-in.

 

2.

Remove any old versions of the Flash Player. See Removing the Macromedia Flash Player for detailed information that applies to removing both old and new versions of the plug-in.

 

3.

Double-click the "Install Flash Player 7.exe" file to begin installation.

 

4.

Open the browser. Flash Player 7 should be installed and working. To verify on Netscape, choose Help > About Plug-ins from the browser's menu.


To install Macromedia Flash Player 7 for Netscape, Internet Explorer for Macintosh, or Opera on Macintosh:

 

1.

Quit your browser before installing the new plug-in.

 

2.

Remove any old versions of the Flash Player. See Removing the Macromedia Flash Player for detailed information that applies to removing both old and new versions of the plug-in.

 

3.

Double-click the "Flash Player 7 Installer" or the "Flash Player 7 Installer OSX" file, as appropriate, to begin installation.

 

4.

Open the browser. Flash Player 7 should be installed and working. To verify on Netscape, choose Help > About Plug-ins from the browser's menu.



Removing the Macromedia Flash Player

The instructions for removing the plug-in and/or ActiveX control are posted on the Flash Player Support website: http://www.macromedia.com/go/flashplayer_uninstall_en.

 

Thanks!
The Macromedia Flash Team


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