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    11/4/2016 - Beta - Flash 24.0.0.145

    Milind.Jha Adobe Employee (Admin)

      Welcome to the Flash Runtime version 24 updated 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 24.  For full details, please see our release notes.

      Note:

      • 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

      Spherical video support in Flash and AIR

      Spherical videos support is added to both Flash Player and AIR from version 24 onward. Spherical videos have a specific meta-data attached to them, which can now be retrieved using the new property provided by the feature. This feature supports equirectangular projection type of videos conforming to https://github.com/google/spatial-media/blob/master/docs/spherical-video-rfc.md.

      This feature is supported on Desktop and Android devices.

      API introduced

      The Object parameter of the onMetaData event provides video metadata information. The feature adds new properties to the parameter. The added property is an array of string type in XML format. Refer code below.

       

      function ns_onMetaData(info:Object):void {

      trace("The matrix of Movie Header Box:"+info.sphericalVideoInfo[0]); // info.sphericalVideoInfo provides the related meta-data

      }

      Sample Spherical Video Player

      A sample project for Spherical video player can be downloaded from this link in order to understand the use of the metadata to render the spherical video. The sample code makes use of an instance of the context3D, where VideoTexture is used to render video for better performance.

      See the following chart for ActionScript classes in the project.

      Spherical Video.png

      SampleSphericalVideoPlayer class

      This class provides basic controls for the Spherical video functionality.

      SphericalVideo class

      This class creates the context3D instance to render spherical video using VideoTexture

      Projection classes

      These classes are used for generating vertices and indices corresponding to the projection type used.

      Flash Player PPAPI & NPAPI for Linux

      With this beta we are providing additional binaries (32 and 64 bit in tar.gz and RPM installers)  for NPAPI and PPAPI Linux and Standalone Player for Linux 64bit.

      Improved support for high resolution displays on Firefox for Windows

      Beginning with Flash Player version 24 and Firefox version 51 on Windows, Flash content will now scale appropriately on high resolution displays.

      Separate HTTP and HTTPS permissions for Camera and Microphone

      To provide users with a better control over their camera and microphone data, Flash Player now provides a more fine-grained control over how permissions are granted. Users can now allow camera and microphone access for a domain when that content is served via HTTPS, and disallow the access when content from the domain is served over HTTP. Since this feature is currently in beta, the settings will not be visible in the Global settings Manager.

      Known Issues

      • Performance drop is observed on Firefox 49.0.2 when async drawing is enabled.(4197072)
      • Enabling async drawing shows boundaries for transparent object (4196843).
      • Blank screen is observed until mouse click received after enabling Async drawing (4197066).
      • "ALT GR+0" Does not return @ on french layout Keyboard(4196791).
      • "Installation Failed" error is observed on Mac 10.7 for all browsers (4186587).

      Fixed Issues

      • Flash Player quits unexpectedly while playing  http://www.evil3d.cn/example/ (4195719)
      • Black screen is observed when video is seeking on Chrome(4186499).
      • Seek bar does not appear on hovering mouse cursor on video(4186564).
      • Action Script is unable to handle MOUSE_MOVE event(4186547).

      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

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