0 Replies Latest reply on Feb 4, 2016 9:59 AM by chris.campbell

    1/19/2016 - Release - Flash Player 20

    chris.campbell Adobe Employee

      In today's release, we've updated Flash Player to address important functional issues impacting our customers.  Current Flash Player customers who have enrolled in the "Allow Adobe to install updates (recommended)" update mechanism will be automatically updated to the latest version of Flash Player over the next 24 hours.

      Please note that the Windows 8.x and Windows 10 ActiveX version of Flash Player will not receive today's update but will instead be updated in our regularly scheduled February release (tentatively set for 2/9/16).


      The most recent Flash Player security bulletin can be found here: Security Bulletin (APSB16-01)

       

      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

      • [Sound] Timelines with multiple layers are unable to stop playing sound [4103304]
      • [ActiveX] VB6 Fusion Charts not loading in Flash Player [4098809]
      • [ActiveX] Unable to play local swf files in Flash Player 20 using 'file' protocol [4101067]

       

       

      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 updates 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: 20.0.0.286

      Flash Player 20 Windows for Firefox and other Netscape Compatible Browsers - NPAPI: 20.0.0.286

      Flash Player 20 Windows for Opera and Chromium Based Browsers - PPAPI: 20.0.0.286

       

      Flash Player 20 for Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1 (64-bit machine): 20.0.0.272

      Flash Player 20 for Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1 (32-bit machine): 20.0.0.272

      Flash Player 20 for Internet Explorer on Windows 8 (64-bit machine): 20.0.0.272

      Flash Player 20 for Internet Explorer on Windows 8 (32-bit machine): 20.0.0.272

       

      Flash Player 20 Windows for Internet Explorer and Edge on Windows 10 - ActiveX: 20.0.0.272

       

      Flash Player 20 Mac for Safari, Firefox and other Netscape Compatible Browsers - NPAPI: 20.0.0.286

      Flash Player 20 Mac for Opera 26 and Chromium Based Browsers - PPAPI: 20.0.0.286

       

      Flash Player 11.2 desktop for Linux (NPAPI): 11.2.202.559

       

      Flash Player 18 Extended Support Release for Windows and Macintosh - NPAPI : 18.0.0.324

      Flash Player 18 Extended Support Release for Windows - ActiveX : 18.0.0.326

       

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

       

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