We now have a test build available (link below) for those that would like to test it out. We're still investigating two unrelated issues (sound bug and a Windows 10 ActiveX issue with Skype and other applications) but we believe this release will address the embedding issue that customers have reported. Please feel free to leave a comment letting us know how this change impacts your workflow.
Flash Player ActiveX for Windows XP - Windows 7 (will not work with Windows 8 or Windows 10)
Edit: Removed link. Please download Flash Player 188.8.131.520 from https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer
When running the File the result is:
The installation encountered errors:
Your Microsoft Internet Explorer browser includes the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player built-in. Etc, etc....
No option to install the new Beta
I'm sorry, I should have been more specific. This installation is for Windows 7 and below. Windows 8 and 10 customers will require updates from Microsoft directly.
When will that be available as we have thousands of customers seriously upset at us.
Our testing showed the your test build fixed our problem - bug #4103282 submitted by Ron Floyd.
Please let us know as soon as possible when this update will be available publicly so we can alert our customers.
Director of Development
Hi Chris Campbell,
The latest test build of flash version 184.108.40.2068 solved our issue. Can you please confirm if this build can be released to production by today 1st Jan 2016.
220.127.116.118 solve the white screen issue of our application.
would you please release it to Windows Update ASAP?
Thank you for this.
When will it be released as an automatic update?
Build 18.104.22.1688 solves the white screen issue in our application on Windows versions below Win8/Win10.
Please advise when will this 268 be pushed (clients are fuming) and also when will MS push a Windows Update to include this to fix Win8/Win10.
This potentially solves today's issue (or will soon) but, more importantly, how can we as vendors trusting in Adobe and Flash become comfortable that we won't be surprised again, and again, and again...
I installed ActiveX version 20_0_0_268 on Windows 7. Works fine now (no white screen anymore!).
Need this fix for Windows 10 ASAP. Customers are threatening to ask for refunds. Needless to say that would cripple our business if not bankrupt us. Since all the products we use are Adobe (Captivate, Edge Animate, Flash Professional, Etc.) we do hold Adobe responsible for our company's troubles.
Please fix the mess you made and next time before releasing an update do some cross platform checks (at least between your own products) like any serious software company would.....
Thanks Adobe, for taking so much time and effort for others to be creative and put love in their products, while some using their skills to decay and steal from someone else.
These days even Microsoft is violating peoples privacy with Windows 10.
Have a good day!
We are working on getting the new build deployed very soon. I'll update this thread when the build has been released.
I can confirm Flash Player 22.214.171.1248 Active X embedded into a C# .NET WinForm can now "load" swf movies from "http://" based URLs and also from the local disk using an absolute path (C:\\xxx\xxx\movie.swf) However, attempting to load a SWF using the "file:///" protocol doesn't seem to work. Lucky, I don't load movies this way...
All adobe staff is saying the new build will be released soon from last two days but nobody giving the exact date when they will release it. This flash issue already impacted lot of our business. You guys just released your buggy version of flash on 28th December and went for vacation. We are the people who are struggling from then and still today we did not get the fix in production. Please let us know when will you release the fix in production.
We're in the process of pushing out an update to Flash Player ActiveX for Windows XP through Windows 7 (Flash Player 126.96.36.1990). We haven't forgotten about Windows 8 and 10 users and we're working closely with Microsoft to get an update out to these systems as quickly as possible. We will update this thread with additional details as soon we learn when the Windows 8 and 10 updates will be made available.
If you are using Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7, please see the details below on the update process.
If you have opted into the automatic update mechanism for Flash Player, you will receive an update automatically and silently within the next 24 hours. No additional steps are required on your part. You can verify that you have auto updates turned on by going into your "Flash Player (32-bit)" control panel in the Windows Control panel and selecting the Updates tab. Make sure that "Allow Adobe to install updates (recommended)" is selected.
Alternatively, you can also download Flash Player directly by visiting https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer with Internet Explorer.
Chris, version 188.8.131.520 either does not fix the Bug#4101067 - Unable to play local swf files in Flash Player 20 using 'file' protocol
Please check this bug ASAP, there are hundreds of thousands users affected.
We are aware of this issue and I understand that it's impacting customers. You are correct, the fix we pushed today fixed just the embedding issue. I'll work on getting an update for you (and others) ASAP and add a comment to the bug report.