0 Replies Latest reply on Mar 6, 2014 3:37 PM by chris.campbell

    3/6/2014 - Beta - Flash Player

    chris.campbell Adobe Employee

      Flash Player Beta Channel Update

      The latest Flash Player 13 builds are now available.  You can download Flash Player here: http://www.adobe.com/go/flashplayerbeta.


      New and Updated Features:

      • Enhanced Supplementary Character Support for TextField 

        Characters from the Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP) with Unicode code points between U+10000 and U+10FFFF nowl work correctly in TextField controls.  This change greatly enlarges the code point range we support,  and now includes characters like emoticons and complex CCJK characters. 
      • Relocated Full Screen Video Warning to Top of Screen

        We've made a small tweak to the "Press Esc to exit full screen mode" warning that is displayed for full screen video.  We've received a lot of feedback from developers because the dialog obscures content, and we wanted to make a change that both satisfies security concerns and customer viewing enjoyment.  To reduce the impact of the dialog on the on-screen content, we've moved the dialog to the top of the screen.


      • New Stage3D Texture Wrapping Modes

        Developers can currently set the wrapping mode of a texture to either clamp or repeat.  Using the repeat option will repeat the texture on both the U and V axis.  However, in some use cases, you may only want to repeat the texture on either the u or v axis. 

        This is now possible with the introduction of two new parameters:
      • Stage3D Anti-Aliasing for Texture Rendering

        Anti-Aliasing is a useful for improving perceived image quality.  Hardware based Multisampling Anti-Aliasing (MSAA) is now available on all desktop platforms.  To enable MSAA, set the level from 0 to 4  using the new Context3D.setRenderToTexture() method.


      0 = 1 subsample, no antialiasing

      1 = 2 subsamples, minimal antialiasing

      2 = 4 subsamples, medium  high-quality antialiasing

      3 = 8 subsamples,  high-quality antialiasing

      4 = 16 subsamples, very high-quality antialiasing



      Testing Guidance: 

      We're looking for feedback on stability and compatibility with existing content on these new platforms.



      Fixed Issues:

      • [Chrome Mac][HTTP Live Streaming] Resolves an issue where enabling the ABR switch caused flickering (3714236)
      • [Safari 7] ProductManager.isAllowed() now returns the correct value (3712302)
      • [HTTP Live Streaming] Switching from an Audio-only stream to an Audio/Video stream now works as expected (3711206)
      • Multiple stability and security fixes



      Known Issues:

      • The playerglobal.swc file is missing the created, accessed, and modified date/time stamps.  This will be corrected in the next build.  Please note that the contents of the file have been verified and are correct, the only issue is with the date/time stamp.



      About the Beta Channel


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