Get the Adobe Flash Player 9 Beta with H.264 Support

Warning this is not an “easy” install.  In fact it is down right complex.

  1. Download the uninstaller
  2. Open the Windows Command Prompt ( Run > cmd ).
  3. Navigate to the directory where the uninstaller was downloaded.
  4. Run “uninstall_flash_player.exe /clean.”

Then you can Download ActiveX Control for Windows Internet Explorer (EXE, 1.40 MB)

Agree that you understand that this will destroy your PC, but you have no choice but proceed.


I had to reboot after the install to get it to work. 

And you may see this from time to time “This program requires a missing Windows component



But you get the following new features:

  • Support for H.264 video and HE-AAC audio codecs (new Aug. 21).
  • Enhancements to full-screen mode to use hardware scaling for improved video performance and quality on systems running Windows 2000 and newer or Mac OS X 10.2 and newer.
  • Faster rendering of vector graphics on multi-core CPUs.
  • Higher quality and performance for downscaling large bitmaps (SWF 9 only).
  • Support for caching common platform components, such as the Flex framework, to reduce average application sizes. This feature is enabled in the Flex 3 beta available on Adobe Labs.
  • Support for full-screen mode on Linux.

Also included in this update:

  • Recursive calling to and from JavaScript via the ExternalInterface API is now permitted (not available in Opera or Netscape).
  • Runtime errors can now be thrown from JavaScript to ActionScript via the External Interface API.
  • HTTP requests from the Flash Player ActiveX Control in some versions of Internet Explorer did not include the Accept-Language header.  The ActiveX Control now always inserts this header.
  • Support for Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) in the Windows plug-in.