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7/9/2013 - Flash Player 11.8 Release Announcement

Adobe Employee ,
Jul 09, 2013 Jul 09, 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:

  • Recursive stop on MovieClip
  • Support for rectangular textures
  • Support for large textures
  • Support for recursive stop on MovieClip
  • Gamepad support
  • Instaback(Win 8 only)

  • Bug fixes
    • Player crashes when playing live protected ABR stream (354877)
    • Improved performance when web pages are loaded from disk (3538945)
    • Flash Player projector will no longer self-report as damaged on OS X 10.7+ with Gatekeeper Enabled (3575204)
    • [Mac] Sound stops after a few seconds on some Youtube clips (3569476, 3570138)
    • [Mac] XML.appendChild() does not work correctly when appending to multiple parents(3548918)
    • Firefox 18+ settings panel doesnt respond to to clicks (3486204)
    • [Chome]Step seeking in video playback doesnt work (3544435)
    • [Chrome] Hardware Acceleration controls not available in the Settings UI (3526304)
    • [Chrome] Profiling with Adobe Scout doesnt work on Chrome Windows (3535273)
    • [Chrome] Video not rendering or rendering poorly (jitter, artifacts, stalls) on various hardware and encoding schemes (3543957, 3532402, 3532303, 3543953, 3549938, 3563797, 3544931, 3561104)
    • [Chrome] Win XP only - audio playbackdistorted and stuttering in some limited instances (3532587)
    • [Chrome] FileReference.save() does not present the default file type in the save dialog (3563782)
    • [Chrome] Pixels on the right and bottom borders of cropped videos are not rendered correctly (3532361)
    • [Chrome] Youtube: White screen rendered for the first 5-10 seconds of a video in Full-Screen mode (3538088)
    • [Chrome OS x65] Multiple stability improvements to DRM and HTTP Live Streaming video playback (3556861, 3571817, 3579087)
    • Crash encountered during when updating Flash Player on a 64-bit Windows system while using 64-bit Internet Explorer (3548883)
    • [Windows] Full-Width CCJK characters entered into a standard Flash TextField via IME are not correctly displayed at full width (3542324)
    • Numerous other bug fixes for all browsers and platforms!

For complete information please see our release notes.

Security update details can be found here: Security Bulletin (APSB13-17)

Current Flash Player desktop users that have enrolled in either the "Allow Adobe to install updates (recommended)" or "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: 11.8.800.94

Flash Player 11.7 desktop for Windows 8: 11.8.800.94

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: 11.8.800.94

Flash Player 11.2 desktop for Linux:

Flash Player 11.1 Mobile for Android 3.x:

Flash Player 11.1 Mobile for Android 4.0.x:

Beginning July 9th, 2013 we will be updating 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: 11.7.700.232

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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