2/20/2014 - Release - Flash Player 12

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Feb 20, 2014 Feb 20, 2014

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The next version of Flash Player is available for immediate download.  In today's release we've updated Flash Player with important security updates and bug fixes.

Security update details can be found here: Security Bulletin (APSB14-07)

New Features for Flash Player 12:

  • Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 Support

Microsoft has released IE 11 on Windows 7 and we plan to officially support this in Flash Player 12.

  • Mac .pkg Installation Support

Deploying Flash Player and keeping it up to date is a critical task for system administrators worldwide.  In Flash Player 11.9 we added .pkg support for ease of deployment.  In Flash Player 12, we've incorporated feedback from system administrators to improve the workflow and UI.

  • Graphics: Buffer Usage flag for Stage3D

We've added a new enum Class called Context3DBufferUsage which defines two constants, STATIC_DRAW (default) and DYNAMIC_DRAW.  These constants specify how buffers will be used in Stage3D. We've also added a new parameter, called "bufferUsage", to the constructors of VertexBuffer and IndexBuffer. This "bufferUsage" parameter uses one of the constants form Context3DBufferUsage, which will allow you to select the appropriate buffer type according to your needs.

  • Stage3D Creation of Context3D with Profile Array

We've added a new interface to Stage3D.requestContext3DMatchingProfiles(profiles:Vector.<String> ) which will create a Context3D with highest level suitable profile that is in profile array,  based on the current hardware.  A developer can check the newly added property 'profile' to obtain the current profile that was chosen by the Flash Runtime.

Notable Fixes and Enhancements:

  • [3680211] [IE11 Win7] Flash now renders correctly on a page with both WebGL and Flash content playing simultaneously
  • [3685519] [Win8] Context Menus triggered by the software keyboard's Menu key on Windows 8.x now work correctly in Modern mode
  • [3691916] [Installer] Resolved an issue where SCUP/CUPT catalog configuration was detecting Flash Player updates as available when users had the current version installed
  • [3684347] [Video] Resolves an issue injected in Flash Player 11.9.900.170 that caused Flash IP-Multicast playback issues on Internet Explorer 9 and 10 on Windows 7
  • [3689061] [Video] Resolves an issue injected in Flash Player 11.9.900.170 that caused the video buffer to no longer be filled if the buffer was emptied while playing an RTMP stream

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)" update option will receive this release automatically and silently within 24 hours.  Users that have selected the "Notify me to install updates" update option 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 12 desktop for Windows XP, Vista and 7 and Internet Explorer:

Flash Player 12 desktop for Windows XP, Vista and 7 and Other Browsers:

Flash Player 12 for Windows 8.1 64-Bit and Internet Explorer:

Flash Player 12 for Windows 8.1 32-Bit and Internet Explorer:

Flash Player 12 for Windows 8.0 64-Bit and Internet Explorer:

Flash Player 12 for Windows 8.0 32-Bit and Internet Explorer:

Please note that both Flash Player for Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows 8 are updated using different mechanisms.  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 12 desktop for Mac:

Flash Player 11.2 desktop for Linux:

On July 9th, 2013 we 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 (11.9, 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: 11.7.700.269

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

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