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    Flash Player 20.0.0.267 - ActiveX Embedding Issue

    chris.campbell Adobe Employee

      We've received reports from customers that indicate problems embedding the Flash Player ActiveX control into non-browser applications with our 12/28 release (version 20.0.0.267). This can be manifested by either white or black screens where the Flash content should be displayed or COM errors and exceptions.

       

      We're investigating these reports with the highest priority.  We apologize to those effected by this inadvertent change in behavior and we hope to make a solution available as soon as possible.  I'll be keeping this thread updated with the latest findings and will continue to provide updates on a regular basis.

       

      For those impacted, please see the bug reports below if you'd like to add your comments to our investigation.

       

      Bug#4103235 - Black Screen on launch of pc desktop flash programs

      Bug#4103282 - Flash Player Update broke my Screensavers

       

      Updates

      January 2, 2016 -

      Adobe made available Flash Player ActiveX 20.0.0.270 for Windows XP through Windows 7.  This update was pushed out automatically via our auto update system and most customers should have received the update by January 3rd.  The update was also made available for manual install from https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer

       

      January 5, 2016 -

      Microsoft has updated Flash Player 20.0.0.272 ActiveX for Windows 10.  This update, KB3133431, has been made available to Windows 10 users via the Windows Update mechanism.


      January 5, 2016 (#2)

      I've heard from Microsoft that Flash Player 20.0.0.272 for Windows 8.x systems will be updated on January 12th.  This coincides with Microsoft's scheduled "patch Tuesday" updates.

       

      January 12, 2016

      Microsoft has made Flash Player 20.0.0.272 available for Windows 8.x systems.  This update, KB3133431, has been made available to Windows 8.x users via the Windows Update mechanism.

       

      January 19, 2016

      Flash Player has been updated to address three remaining issues impacting our customers.  This update, details found in our release announcement, is available for all platforms except Windows 8.x and Windows 10 ActiveX.  We expect Windows 8.x and Windows 10 to be updated in our scheduled release in February (2/9/16).

       

      Thanks,

      Chris

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