10/8/2013 - Flash Player 11.9 Release Announcement

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Oct 08, 2013 Oct 08, 2013

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Today we're pleased to announce that the next version of Flash Player is available for immediate download.  This update includes the following new features and improvements:

New Features:

  • Safe Mode in Safari 6.1 and higher
    Safari 6.1 includes an updated version of Safari with Safe Mode, which implements new security restrictions on the operation of browser plug-ins.  To the extent possible, we've adapted Flash Player to transparently handle these changes.  A small number of behaviors will change in the context of Safe Mode and are explained in the Known Issues section below.

  • Mac .pkg Installation Support
    Deploying Flash Player and keeping it up to date in enterprise environments is a critical task for system administrators worldwide. We’re introducing a new .pkg installer format for our distribution partners to reduce their workload.  Administrators can now deploy Flash Player for Mac using industry-standard management tools.

Notable Fixes and Enhancements:

  • [3633176] [Win7] - Corrects a problem introduced in 11.7.700.224 where Simple Chinese characters were displayed as a box or question mark on the AutoUpdate dialog
  • [MSFT 3612555][Win 8] - High DPI Displays - Corrects an issue where some content was not scaling with zoom changes
  • [MSFT 366785] [Win 8.1/IE11] - Corrects an issue where an initial button press was ignored
  • [3634589] - Corrects an issue introduced in 11.8.800.94 where layout of the AutoUpdate notification dialog was incorrect in localized languages
  • [3634362] - Corrects a problem introduced in 11.9.900.4 that only affected the beta, where HTTP Live Streams would not buffer after an Ad insertion
  • [3632291] [HLS - Trickplay] - Corrects an issue where memory usage doubled with Trickplay mode enabled
  • [3626978] [Windows] - Corrects an issue introduced in 11.7.700.164 where video was not rendering on some systems when using StageVideo with WMODE set to Window
  • [Mozilla 902630] g1.globo.com hangs Flash Player
  • [3584089] [HTTP Live Streaming] - HLS Streams created with Apple Media Segmenter now work as expected
  • [3630266] - Resolves an issue introduced in Flash Player 11.8.800.168 where the ExternalInterface.call() method called with multi-byte text as a parameter, corrupts the multi-byte characters on the JavaScript side
  • [3622168] - Resolved an issue introduced in Flash Player Beta 11.9.900.77 where exiting FullScreen mode during video playback on www.ted.com would cause a crash on Windows
  • [3630373] [Win8] [Internet Explorer] - Resolved an issue where when zoomed in the browser >=150% , video controls on Youtube where rendered too large after exiting from FullScreen mode
  • [3580628] [MSFT 84699][Win8] - The EPM notification bar now appears for embedded PDFs with Adobe Reader installed
  • [MSFT 138222][Win8] - Metro/IE10 - Resolves an issue on High-DPI displays where controls are rendered too small on Youtube in FullScreen mode
  • [3581370] [Win8 ARM] - Resolves an issue where 4096x4096 textures could not be rendered when the backbuffer is large
  • [Chrome] - Copy To Screen performance in PPAPI has been significantly improved
  • [Chrome] - Resolves an issue where video noise was encountered when moving between fullscreen and embedded mode during video playback www.vudu.com
  • [HTTP Live Streaming] - Resolves an issue where AES encrypted video was skipping back and forth during playback.
  • [3613440] [HTTP Live Streaming] [WebVTT] - An issue where captions would be delayed after returning from an ad have been resolved
  • [3615084] [HTTP Live Streaming] [WebVTT] - Corrects an issue where the caption would wrap around the video display when the specific font was too large
  • [3585544] [HTTP Live Streaming] [WebVTT] - Corrects an issue where large, non-default fonts would sometimes overlap
  • [3616952] [Mac] [StageText] - Corrects an issue where when zooming multiple times on a Mac equipped with Retina display, text would not scale correctly when maximizing the window.
  • [3612492] [StageVideo] - Corrects an issue where a few visible black frames could be seen during the transition between two MP4 video streams.
  • [3596293] [Flash Pro] - Corrects an issue where Live Preview would hang when zooming very far (>200%) into content with filters applied

Known Issues:

The following behaviors will be modified in Safari 6.1 and higher in Safe Mode:

  • AIR Badge Installs - AIR Badge Installer will not launch an installer when running Safari 7 in Safe Mode.  Users will instead see a dialog with a link to more details and workarounds on an Adobe website.
  • Adobe Connect Plug-In Install - The Connect Plug-In Express Install will no longer work on Safari 7 in Safe Mode.  Users will instead see a dialog with a link to more details on an Adobe website.
  • Flash Player Global Settings - When a users launches the Global Settings menu from the Flash Player context menu on Safari 7 in Safe Mode, the user will be taken to the classic SWF-based preferences menu on an Adobe website, instead of the native Flash Player settings UI in the MacOS Control Panel.
  • LocalConnection - When a LocalConnection is constructed from a SWF hosted in Safe Mode, it may only establish a connection with other SWFs also hosted in Safe Mode.  If a LocalConnection is constructed from a tab with Safe Mode disabled, it will not be able to communicate with a SWF in a Safe Mode tab.

For complete information please see our release notes.

Current Flash Player desktop users that have enrolled in the "Allow Adobe to install updates (recommended)" option will automatically receive the update within 24 hours.  User's that have selected "Notify me to install updates" update options will receive an update notification dialog within 7 days from today (please note that Windows users will need to restart their system to receive the notification dialog.)

If you would like to install the update immediately, please use one of the links below:

Flash Player 11.7 desktop for Windows XP, Vista and 7: 11.9.900.117

Flash Player 11.7 desktop for Windows 8: 11.9.900.117

Please note that both Flash Player for Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows 8 are updated using a different mechanism.  Flash Player for Google Chrome updates will occur during regular Chrome updates.  Flash Player updates for Internet Explorer on Windows 8 will be provided by Microsoft though the Windows automatic update feature.

Flash Player 11.7 desktop for Mac: 11.9.900.117

Flash Player 11.2 desktop for Linux:

Beginning July 9th, 2013 we have changed the version of our "extended support release" from Flash Player 10.3 to Flash Player 11.7 for Mac and Windows. To continue to stay current with all available security updates you will need to install the 11.7 extended support release or update to the most recent available release (11.8, etc.). For full details, please see this blog post:

Extended Support Release Updated to Flash Player 11.7

Flash Player 11.7 desktop for Windows, Macintosh and Linux: 11.7.700.242

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

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