0 Replies Latest reply on Dec 11, 2015 10:07 AM by chris.campbell

    12/08/2015 - Release - Flash Player 20

    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 bug fixes.  We recommend all users update to the latest version.


      Security update details can be found here: Security Bulletin (APSB15-32)


      New Features for Flash Player 20:

      • Video rotation information available to ActionScript

      The Flash runtime will now process the track header box and movie header box metadata correctly, allowing for correct positioning and sizing of video.


      • Stage3D instanced drawing

      We’re constantly looking for ways to improve the lives of our developers.  Our Stage3d API’s have allowed developers to create incredibly beautiful and fluid performing games.  This new API will leverage the GPU on mobile devices and provides improved performance when drawing similar objects numerous times in a scene.

      • PPAPI vector printing for Windows

      Another platform parity success story.  With Flash Player 20, vector printing has come to the PPAPI platform on Windows (Mac support coming soon).  Developers can now provide an enhanced and superior quality printing experience for their customers if they desire while bitmap printing is still fully supported.


      • Hardware acceleration control for IE and Edge on Windows 8 & 10

      With Flash Player 20, customers can now enable or disable hardware acceleration in Flash Player on Internet Explorer and Edge browsers for both Windows 8 and Windows 10.  This feature, available in the Flash Player settings dialog, provides users a critical support option when encountering issues with their system’s video drivers.


      For complete information please see our release notes.

      Fixed Issues

      • Flash Player fails to load the .SWF files that comprise much of com2Learn.com's course content. [4087953]
      • Method URLLoader.load fails to load an xml file located within an MHT archive. [4085136]
      • Unloaded SWFs with Dialogs:Flash player hangs on clicking "browse dialog" link [4084260]
      • usflashmap.com - Flash Player gets hang after clicking on the List tab [4074925], [4081533]
      • Embedded Flash objects stop working in SMART Notebook on Windows [4015165]
      • The candidate window displayed at wrong position when input some CCJK characters on Windows 10 Edge Browser [4021613]
      • Flash in 16:9 video resolution shows green strip (noise) on right of video window on Mac [3945461]
      • Multiple security and functional fixes



      Current Flash Player users who have enrolled in the "Allow Adobe to install updates (recommended)" update mechanism will be automatically updated to Flash Player 20 over the next 24 hours.


      Users who have selected "Notify me to install updates" will receive an update notification dialog within 7 days from today.  Please note that Windows users will need to restart their system or log out and in to activate the update notification dialog.


      Customers using Google Chrome or Windows 8.x Internet Explorer or Windows 10 Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge will receive the update through the Google and Microsoft update mechanisms.


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


      Flash Player 20 Windows for Internet Explorer - ActiveX:

      Flash Player 20 Windows for Firefox and other Netscape Compatible Browsers - NPAPI:

      Flash Player 20 Windows for Opera and Chromium Based Browsers - PPAPI:


      Flash Player 20 for Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1 (64-bit machine):

      Flash Player 20 for Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1 (32-bit machine):

      Flash Player 20 for Internet Explorer on Windows 8 (64-bit machine):

      Flash Player 20 for Internet Explorer on Windows 8 (32-bit machine):


      Flash Player 20 Mac for Safari, Firefox and other Netscape Compatible Browsers - NPAPI:

      Flash Player 20 Mac for Opera 26 and Chromium Based Browsers - PPAPI:


      Flash Player 11.2 desktop for Linux (NPAPI):


      For those organizations that use the Extended Support Release (ESR), please note that we have incremented the ESR from version 13 to version 18 on August 11th, 2015.


      Flash Player 18 Extended Support Release for Windows and Macintosh:


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


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