0 Replies Latest reply on Jul 16, 2014 5:15 PM by chris.campbell

    7/16/2014 - 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.


      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
      • SWF content should now work again in PowerPoint documents when using the Flash Player ActiveX control (3776857)



      Known Issues

      • PPAPI Debugger - Chrome incorrectly reports the installed location of the plugin in chrome:plugins
      • In Chrome, Flash Player can sometimes crash if playing DRM content encrypted with a rotating IV (Initialation Vector)



      About the Beta Channel

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