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    9/10/2013 - Flash Player 11.9.900.93 Beta

    chris.campbell Adobe Employee

      Flash Player Beta Channel Update

      The latest Flash Player 11.9 builds are now available.  You can download Flash Player here: http://www.adobe.com/go/flashplayerbeta.


      New Features:

      • Safe Mode in Safari 6.1 and higher
        Safari 6.1 includes an updated version of Safari with Safe Mode, which implements new security restrictions on the operation of browser plug-ins.  To the extent possible, we've adapted Flash Player to transparently handle these changes.  A small number of behaviors will change in the context of Safe Mode and are explained in the Known Issues section below.
      • 64-Bit PPAPI Flash Player for Chrome
        (Currently available in the Chrome Canary channel)
      • Mac .pkg Installation Support 
        Deploying Flash Player and keeping it up to date in enterprise environments is a critical task for system administrators worldwide. We’re introducing a new .pkg installer format for our distribution partners to reduce their workload.  Administrators can now deploy Flash Player for Mac using industry-standard management tools.



      Testing Guidance: 


      This release focuses on enhanced premium video capabilities and new platform support.  We're looking for feedback on stability and compatibility with existing content on these new platforms. 

      MacOS users should be testing with the lastest Mavericks Developer Preview (currently 3).  Feedback on content with complex scenarios involving localConnection, ExternalInterface/External API, and FileReference will be especially helpful.



      Known Issues:


      The following behaviors will be modified in Safari 6.1 and higher in Safe Mode:


      • AIR Badge Installs - AIR Badge Installer will not launch an installer when running Safari 7 in Safe Mode.  Users will instead see a dialog with a link to more details and workarounds on an Adobe website.
      • Adobe Connect Plug-In Install - The Connect Plug-In Express Install will no longer work on Safari 7 in Safe Mode.  Users will instead see a dialog with a link to more details on an Adobe website.
      • Flash Player Global Settings - When a users launches the Global Settings menu from the Flash Player context menu on Safari 7 in Safe Mode, the user will be taken to the classic SWF-based preferences menu on an Adobe website, instead of the native Flash Player settings UI in the MacOS Control Panel.
      • LocalConnection - When a LocalConnection is constructed from a SWF hosted in Safe Mode, it may only establish a connection with other SWFs also hosted in Safe Mode.  If a LocalConnection is constructed from a tab with Safe Mode disabled, it will not be able to communicate with a SWF in a Safe Mode tab.
      • Developers can detect whether or not a SWF is running in Safe Mode by checking the Boolean ProductManager.isAllowed().  (This is currently unofficial, and it's possible that we may alter it during the API review process.)



      Notable Fixes and Enhancements:

      • [Chrome] Copy To Screen performance in PPAPI has been significantly improved
      • [Chrome] Resolves an issue where video noise was encountered when moving between fullscreen and embedded mode during video playback www.vudu.com
      • HTTP Live Streaming - Resolves an issue where AES encrypted video was skipping back and forth during playback.
      • Multiple Stability Enhancements



      About the Beta Channel


      Beta Versions of Flash Player are now available for automatic installation via our Background Update service. Please subscribe to automatically install or receive update availability notifications at runtime.

      If you would like real-time notification for announcements related to the Flash Player Beta Channel, please subscribe to our Twitter feed @FlashPlayerBeta, or Follow the Flash Player Beta forums by choosing Follow This Forum from the right-hand menu on the Forums page.


      You can find additional instructions for getting started with this release here: Flash Player 11.8 Labs Page


      Finally, we encourage you to let us know what you think over on our 11.8 Labs forums