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7/8/2014 - Release - Flash Player 14

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Jul 08, 2014 Jul 08, 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.  We recommend users update to the latest version.

Based on feedback from our customers, we have also relaxed the recent restriction to navigateToURL. Additional details can be found on our forum post or the official bug report.

Security update details can be found here: Security Bulletin (APSB14-17)

New Features for Flash Player 14:

  • Anisotropic Filtering
    This new texture sampling filter can enhance the image quality of textures on surfaces that are at oblique viewing angles. There are two ways to enable this feature:

    In AGAL, set one of the values – "anisotropic2x", "anisotropic4x", "anisotropic8x", or "anisotropic16x" to the filter option in the sampling instructions. Or call Context3D::setSamplerStateAt with the 3rd parameter "filter" being one of the values defined in Context3DTextureFilter - "ANISOTROPIC2X", "ANISOTROPIC4X", "ANISOTROPIC8X", or "ANISOTROPIC16X"

  • New Stage3D "Standard" Profile
    Developers can now request this high level profile when creating Context3D. Three new features are available in this profile:

    • Multiple render target allows to you to draw geometry to multiple outputs (up to 4) during one drawing
    • Floating point texture allows you to create Texture, RectangleTexture and CubeTuxture with the RGBA16F folder.
    • AGAL v2 contains these improvements:
      • Increased register size
      • Partial derivative instructions
      • Fragment depth output
      • Conditional forward jump

Notable Fixes and Enhancements:

  • navigateToURL and sendToURL - CORS Simple Headers are now allowed (3768250)
  • Multiple security and stability fixes

For complete information please see our release notes.

Current Flash Player 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 14 desktop for Windows XP, Vista and 7 and Internet Explorer:

Flash Player 14 desktop for Windows XP, Vista and 7 and Other Browsers:

Flash Player 14 for Windows 8.x 64-Bit and Internet Explorer:

Flash Player 14 for Windows 8.x 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 14 desktop for Mac:

Flash Player 11.2 desktop for Linux:

Beginning May 13, 2014 we have updated the version of our "Extended Support Release" from Flash Player 11.7 to Flash Player 13 for Mac and Windows. To continue to stay current with all available security updates, you will need to install the version 13 Extended Support Release or update to the most recent available release.  For full details, please see this blog post:

Upcoming Changes to Flash Player Extended Support Release

Flash Player 13 desktop for Windows and Macintosh:

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

If you encounter a problems with broken or missing links, please clear your browser cache and try again.  If the problem persists, please create a new post in our forum or send email to ccampbel@adobe.com.

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