0 Replies Latest reply on Aug 31, 2016 9:19 AM by Milind.Jha

    8/31/2016 - Beta - Flash Player

    Milind.Jha Adobe Employee (Admin)

      Welcome to the latest Flash Runtime version 23 beta!  We've been hard at work adding new features to Flash Player and we're looking forward to receiving feedback from our Flash Player community.

      This beta release includes new features as well as enhancements and bug fixes related to security, stability, performance, and device compatibility for Flash Player 23 for NPAPI Linux version.  For full details, please see our release notes.


      • The ActiveX Flash Player in this release is not compatible with Windows® 8.x or 10
      • Flash Player for Windows® 8.x/10 is available as part of the generally available Windows® 8.x/10 update

      New and Updated Features

      Extended Beta - Flash Player NPAPI for Linux

      Linux users have access to both NPAPI and PPAPI versions of Flash Player. However, for the last four years, the NPAPI version has been held at 11.2 and regularly updated with only security fixes while the PPAPI version (used in Chrome and Chromium based browsers), is in line with the standard Windows and Mac releases. 

      Today we are updating the beta channel with Linux NPAPI Flash Player by moving it forward and in sync with the modern release branch (currently version 23).  We have done this significant change to improve security and provide additional mitigation to the Linux community.

      In the past, we communicated that NPAPI Linux releases would stop in 2017.  However, this is no longer the case, and once we have performed sufficient testing and received community feedback, we will release both NPAPI and PPAPI Linux with their major version numbers in sync and on a regular basis.

      Because this change is primarily a security initiative, some features (like GPU 3D acceleration and premium video DRM) will not be fully implemented.

      If you require this functionality, we recommend that you use the PPAPI version of Flash Player.  That said, we believe that the new NPAPI build represents a significant step forward in functionality, stability, and security and look forward to hearing your feedback.

      Currently we are distributing 32 and 64 bit binaries only, we will package these in proper installers after testing and feedback. Users should manually back-up their existing Flash Player plugin file from the appropriate system plug-in folder and copy the new binaries into place to use them.

      System Requirements

      For system requirements of the current release of Flash Player in production, please visithttp://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/systemreqs/

      About the Beta Channel

      To get the latest Beta build of Flash Player visit Adobe labs

      Beta versions of Flash Player are also available for automatic installation via our Background Update service.  Please subscribe to automatically receive update notifications for future Flash Runtime announcements.

      Note: If you are having issues downloading Flash Player, it may be because of a cache or locale issue. Wait for 24 hours before retrying and if you still face issues, please post the issue in Flash Player forum