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12/5/2014 - Beta - Flash Player

Adobe Employee ,
Dec 10, 2014 Dec 10, 2014

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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

This feature changes Flash Player’s handling of the FSCommand for Internet Explorer (IE) version 11 running in Edge mode. Currently, the method of invoking Flash Player FSCommand differs between that for IE and that for non-IE browsers. For IE, Flash Player fires a registered event handler for FSCommand; For non-IE browsers, a corresponding JavaScript callback function is invoked. This change will directly invoke the JavaScript callback function for FSCommand With IE 11, as is done for non-IE browsers, rather than use the event handling method.

Testing Focus:

If your website utilizes FSCommand and you encounter problems with Internet Explorer, please let us know ASAP on our beta forums.

Fixed Issues

  • Multiple Stability and Security Fixes

About the Beta Channel

Beta Versions of Flash Player are available for automatic installation via our Background Update service.  Please subscribe to automatically install or receive update availability notifications at runtime







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