0 Replies Latest reply on Jun 23, 2014 4:50 PM by chris.campbell

    6/23/2014 - Beta - Flash Player

    chris.campbell Adobe Employee

      The latest Flash Player 14 beta builds are now available.  Beta builds can be downloaded from labs.adobe.com.


      Testing Focus:

      The initial validation of SWF files is now more strict. In the event that a SWF fails the initial validation checks, it will simply not be loaded. We are

      particularly interested in feedback on obfuscated SWFs generated with third-party tools, and older content.


      New Features for Flash Player 14:



      • Anisotropic Filtering
        This new texture sampling filter can enhance the image quality of textures on surfaces that are at oblique viewing angles. There are two ways to enable this feature:

        In AGAL, set one of the values – "anisotropic2x", "anisotropic4x", "anisotropic8x", or "anisotropic16x" to the filter option in the sampling instructions. Or call Context3D::setSamplerStateAt with the 3rd parameter "filter" being one of the values defined in Context3DTextureFilter - "ANISOTROPIC2X", "ANISOTROPIC4X", "ANISOTROPIC8X", or "ANISOTROPIC16X"


      • New Stage3D "Standard" Profile
        Developers can now request this high level profile when creating Context3D. Three new features are available in this profile:

        • Multiple render target allows to you to draw geometry to multiple outputs (up to 4) during one drawing
        • Floating point texture allows you to create Texture, RectangleTexture and CubeTuxture with the RGBA16F folder.
        • AGAL v2 contains these improvements:
          • Increased register size
          • Partial derivative instructions
          • Fragment depth output
          • Conditional forward jump

      Notable Fixes and Enhancements:

      • Multiple stability and security issues
      • PPAPI Debugger - Resolves a hang on RTMFP Direct Routing (3764918)
      • PPAPI Debugger - Resolves multiple issues with SWFObject2 (3755337, 3755338, 3755341-45)
      • PPAPI Debugger - Debugger is now uninstalled correctly when removed through Add/Remove Programs (3759012)
      • navigateToURL and sendToURL - CORS Simple Headers are now allowed (3768250)


      Known Issues

      • PPAPI Debugger - Chrome incorrectly reports the installed location of the plugin in chrome:plugins



      About the Beta Channel

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