The latest Flash Player 16 beta builds are now available. Beta builds can be downloaded from labs.adobe.com. Today's build brings the Flash Player beta up to date with the December 9th official release.
New Features for Flash Player 16:
Stage3D - Standard Constrained Profile
In version 14 of the Runtime we added the new Standard profile to desktop systems. In Version 15 we expanded that to mobile devices in AIR. In Flash Player 16 we've added a new Standard Constrained profile. Like Baseline Constrained, Standard Constrained targets older and lower powered GPUs on both desktop and mobile devices. While Standard profile reached ~21% of iOS devices, Standard Constrained can now reach more than 85%. Developers can access this by using the new STANDARD_CONSTRAINED constant in Context3DProfile. The chart below breaks down the differences between the different profiles that are available.
PPAPI Installers for Windows and Mac
We're pleased to announce that we now have PPAPI installers for the standard version of Flash Player for Windows and Mac. Previously, this version of the Player was available only as an integrated component of Google Chrome. With the introduction of these installers, Flash Player is now available for all Chromium based browsers using the PPAPI interface. Please note that these installers are not required nor used by Google Chrome. Chrome will continue to include Flash Player without requiring any additional installation.
Both the standard and content debugging versions of the PPAPI installers are now available on http://labs.adobe.com.
FSCommand change for Internet Explorer - Extended Beta
If your website utilizes FSCommand and you encounter problems with Internet Explorer, please let us know ASAP on our beta forums.
Multiple Stability and Security Fixes
About the Beta Channel
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