0 Replies Latest reply on Feb 5, 2015 9:24 AM by chris.campbell

    2/5/2015 - Release - Flash Player 16

    chris.campbell Adobe Employee

      The next version of Flash Player is available for immediate download.  In today's release we've updated Flash Player with a critical security fix.  We recommend all users update to the latest version.

       

      Security update details can be found here: Security Bulletin (APSB15-04)

       

      New Features for Flash Player 16:

       

      • Stage3D - Standard Constrained Profile

      In version 14 of the Runtime we added the new Standard profile to desktop systems.  This improvement in 3D graphics brought massive improvements to both Flash Player and AIR.  In Version 15 we expanded that to mobile devices in AIR.


      In Flash Player 16 we've added a new Standard Constrained profile.  Like Baseline Constrained, Standard Constrained targets older and lower powered GPUs on both desktop and mobile devices.

       

      While Standard profile reached a little over 20% of all iOS devices, the new Standard Constrained profile can now reach more than 85% of iOS devices!  Developers can access this new mode by using the new STANDARD_CONSTRAINED constant in Context3DProfile.  The chart below breaks down the differences between the different profiles that are currently available.

       

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      • PPAPI Installers for Windows and Mac

      We're pleased to announce that we now have PPAPI installers for the standard version of Flash Player for Windows and Mac.  Previously, this version of the Player was available only as an integrated component of Google Chrome.  With the introduction of these installers, Flash Player is now available for all Chromium based browsers using the PPAPI interface.  Please note that these installers are not required nor used by Google Chrome.  Chrome will continue to include Flash Player without requiring any additional installation.

       

      Customers can download the PPAPI based installer from https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer or https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions

       

      Developers interested in using the PPAPI debuggers can download the installers from the Flash Player Support Center.

       

       

      For complete information please see our release notes.

       

       

      Fixed Issues

      • Empty ContextMenu item causes Pepper Plugin crash. (3916213)
      • IE does not work with symbolic link. (3912048)
      • Graphical glitches with bitmap smoothing and scaling. (3915192)
      • Flash Player shows "plug-in failure" when system language is Hebrew. (3853930)
      • Multiple functional and security fixes

       

       

        Known Issues

      • [Mac only]Stream playback doesn't work in Safari for file from local filesystem. (3928241)
      • Flash player fails to install when installed in the following order: MSI > EXE (Web Installer) > MSI. (3928747)
      • Capabilities.language return "xu" when setting system locale to "Spanish(Mexico)". (3849223)
      • Flash Player Prompts for Updates with 'Never Check for Updates' Enabled in Flash Player Settings Manager. (3673004)

       

      Current Flash Player desktop users that have enrolled in the "Allow Adobe to install updates (recommended)" update mechanism will receive this update automatically within 24 hours.

       

      Users that have selected the "Notify me to install updates" update option will receive an update notification dialog within 7 days from today (please note that Windows users will need to restart their system to receive the notification dialog.)

       

      Please note that both Flash Player for Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows 8.x are updated using different mechanisms.  Flash Player for Google Chrome updates will occur during regular Chrome updates.  Flash Player updates for Internet Explorer on Windows 8.x will be provided by Microsoft though the Windows automatic update feature.

       

      If you would like to install the update immediately, please use one of the links below:

       

      Flash Player 16 Windows for Internet Explorer - ActiveX: 16.0.0.305

      Flash Player 16 Windows for Firefox and other Netscape Compatible Browsers - NPAPI: 16.0.0.305

      Flash Player 16 Windows for Opera 26 and Chromium Based Browsers - PPAPI: 16.0.0.305

       

      Flash Player 16 for Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1 (64-bit machine): 16.0.0.305

      Flash Player 16 for Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1 (32-bit machine): 16.0.0.305

      Flash Player 16 for Internet Explorer on Windows 8 (64-bit machine): 16.0.0.305

      Flash Player 16 for Internet Explorer on Windows 8 (32-bit machine): 16.0.0.305

       

      Flash Player 16 Mac for Safari, Firefox and other Netscape Compatible Browsers - NPAPI: 16.0.0.305

      Flash Player 16 Mac for Opera 26 and Chromium Based Browsers - PPAPI: 16.0.0.305

       

      Flash Player 11.2 desktop for Linux (NPAPI): 11.2.202.442

       

      Flash Player 13 Extended Support Release for Windows and Macintosh: 13.0.0.269

       

      Previous versions of Flash Player can be found on the Flash Player Archive page

       

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