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9/10/2013 - Flash Player 11.8 Release Announcement

Adobe Employee ,
Sep 10, 2013 Sep 10, 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 multiple stability and security fixes for all browsers and platforms:

  • Bug fixes
    • 3601024 - [Safari OS X 10.9] - File Downloads now work
    • 3611679 - [HTTP Live Streaming] [WebVTT] - Caption colors now render correctly
    • 3507613 - [Win7 IE10] - A Microsoft update to Internet Explorer corrects the following issue: Mouse movement interferes with Flash Player display updates
    • 3575123 - [Mac][FullScreen, MouseLock] - Corrects an issue where when the mouse movement values for a given frame were identical to the values of the preceding frame, the values returned would be zero
    • 3609793 - [Chrome] - Improved Audio Latency path is enabled by default
    • 3507613 - [Internet Explorer 10] [Win7] - An update to IE10 resulted in an improvement where instantiating an ActiveX Flash Player instance in IE 10 using a Windowless Mode (opaque or transparent) now works
    • 3597568 - [MacOS 10.9] - Mavericks Developer Preview 3 corrects an issue where Flash Player configuration files were not readable by Flash Player
    • 3604526 - [IME CCJK] - The IME candidate window position no longer moves to the left when the composition string extends beyond a single line in a textfield
    • 3583135 - [HTTP Live Streaming] [WebVTT] - Changing the options on a caption no longer erroneously resets that caption's position
    • 3602519 - [Chrome] [PPAPI] - Video on NYTimes.com now plays correctly
    • 3609793 - [Chrome] [PPAPI] - Audio latency improvements are enabled by default
    • 3570724 - [Flash Access] - Ability to specify a shorter timeout for license response
    • 3580139 - [Chrome] [PPAPI] [Mac] - screen.yahoo.com - video playback stopped after exiting full-screen mode
    • 3580607 - [Chrome] [PPAPI] - Resolves video jitter after exiting fullscreen mode on an embedded YouTube video
    • 3572762 - [HTTP Live Streaming] [Web VTT] - A stream with WebVTT captions now plays all of the captions available in a stream
    • 3572767 - [HTTP Live Streaming] [Web VTT] - Captions are no longer erroneously broken across multiple lines
    • 3577355 - [HTTP Live Streaming] [Web VTT] - Captions are now displayed when seeking backwards in a video stream
    • 3577367 - [HTTP Live Streaming] [Web VTT] - Caption customizations are now displayed on the correct frame
    • 3583137 - [HTTP Live Streaming] [Web VTT] - Captions are now displayed with the correct font weight
    • 3586532 - [HTTP Live Streaming] [Web VTT] - Ampersand, Less Than and Greater Than cue escape characters are now correctly displayed
    • 3583922 - [Internet Explorer] - ExternalInterface now works correctly in instances where SWF content was embedded using only the tag.
    • 3599625 - [Internet Explorer] - Fullscreen Mode now works correctly on https://apps.facebook.com/warcommander
    • 3582320 - [Win8] [ARM] - Flash video now appears as expected on http://www.orange.fr
    • 3600931 - [Win8] - Playback Controls are now rendered correctly on http://www.cnn.com/video/
    • 3590934 - [Win8] [Firefox] - When the Windows display settings are zoomed to 150%, the right-click context menu in Flash Player now works correctly
    • 717340 - [Mozilla] [Mac] [Dual Monitor] - Fixes an issue where the Cursor disappeared when moving from Full-Screen video in the second display to Firefox/Safari in the primary display.
    • Multiple stability and security fixes

For complete release information please see our release notes.

Security update details can be found here: Security Bulletin APSB13-21

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: 11.8.800.168

Flash Player 11.7 desktop for Windows 8: 11.8.800.168

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: 11.8.800.168

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:

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 (11.8, 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

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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