Adobe Flash Player Changelog

New in version 19.0.0.157 Beta

August 19th, 2015
  • Fixed issues:
  • Security and stability fixes
  • Performance lag is observed in application that implements Shine MP3 encoder library on MAC [4020998]

New in version 19.0.0.124 Beta (July 30th, 2015)

  • Security and stability fixes
  • Black Screen is observed when second SWF is loaded[4021075]
  • UI elements, text, and videos get displayed at incorrect sizes when using IE[4000438]
  • Title Problem loading new SWFs onto stage using AS2.0 loadMovieNum [4027300

New in version 19.0.0.115 Beta (July 24th, 2015)

  • New Features for Flash Player 19:
  • New insertAt() and removeAt() Vector and Array APIs - With Flash Player and AIR 19, we have introduced two new APIs for element insertion or removal in Vector and Arrays. They are implemented to perform better than existing splice method when used for single element.
  • Improved Stage3D Error Messages - We've added new Stage3D error codes to provide developers with additional debugging and error information
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Black screen is observed when second SWF is loaded [4021075]
  • UI elements, text and videos are displayed at incorrect sizes when using IE [4000438]
  • Multiple Stability and Security Fixes

New in version 18.0.0.205 Beta (July 8th, 2015)

  • Security and stability fixes.

New in version 18.0.0.186 Beta (June 18th, 2015)

  • Fixed Issues:
  • Adobe Access content no longer erroneously throws error 3307:1000213 instead of error 3357 (4005711)
  • Chrome: Adobe Access protected content no longer throws Error 3007 when playing content on a clean machine (4005569) Chrome Windows: Resolves a video flickering problem on the Voo video player (3993579)
  • Mac Firefox - Resolves an issue introduced in Flash Player 16.0.0.305 that caused some hardware accelerated content to no longer render (Mozilla 1134027, 3937398)

New in version 18.0.0.160 (June 10th, 2015)

  • Improved Flash Player Install Process:
  • We have had consistent feedback from our customers that they prefer not to shut down their browsers to simply install Flash Player. This feature removes this requirement whenever possible. With Flash Player 18, in the vast majority of cases, the installer will no longer display a dialog to shut down the currently running browsers or applications that are using Flash Player!
  • Once the installation is completed, you will be notified that the browser may need to be restarted to use the newly installed version. This requirement really depends on your browser’s ability to see the new version. Either way, Flash will continue to work and you can easily force the new version to appear by simply restarting your browser when it’s convenient for you.
  • Audio APIs added to Flash Player NPAPI:
  • We have added the ability for NPAPI-compatible browsers and applications to query the player and detect if audio is currently being played and if it can be muted. This new feature will allow applications to alert the user if audio is being played and give them the ability to mute, even if the Flash content does not. This new API is not applicable to ActionScript developers and is only available to browser and application developers that host the Flash plugin.
  • Stage3D – Standard Extended Profile for Desktop:
  • In version 17, Standard Extended Profile was introduced on iOS and Android devices that support GL ES3. In version 18, Standard ExtendedProfile support is added for Flash Player and AIR Desktop. It is represented by a new constant ‘STANDARD_EXTENDED’ in the Context3DProfile class. This constant can be used in the requestContext3D and requestContext3DMatchingProfiles methods of Stage3D. The standardExtended profile can only be accessed if the SWF version is 28 or newer.
  • Browser Zoom Factor for PPAPI Plugin and non-Win 8x ActiveX:
  • We’ve introduced a feature that proposes scaling of Flash content in the web browser in response to web page zoom factor change. This feature was already present for Internet Explorer on Window 8.x. In Flash Player 18, it now supports PPAPI (Opera and Chrome) and Internet Explorer on Windows 7 and below.
  • VideoTexture Support for Android:
  • The hugely popular VideoTexture feature has come to Android! Introduced in version 17 for iOS and desktop, the team has been hard at work and has now brought the full power and functionality of this feature to Android devices.
  • VideoTexture is an ActionScript feature that allows hardware-accelerated video to be used as a source texture in a Stage3D environment. Previously, using video with Stage3D requires the use of the Video object, which is not accelerated, and manipulation of the bitmap representations of the video frames. VideoTexture allows direct access to a texture object that is sourced from a Netstream or Camera object. Please see the VideoTexture blog post for implementation details.
  • ETC2 Support for ATF:
  • With OpenGL ES 3.0 a new texture compression technique, ETC2 (Ericsson Texture Compression 2), was introduced as a standard feature.
  • ATF (Adobe Texture Format) is a container format provided by Adobe for different compression formats supported by different platforms. It previously supported three gpu texture compression formats; DXT1/5(desktop), ETC1 (Ericsson Texture Compression 1) (Android) and PVRTC (iOS). In AIR SDK 18, ETC2 support has been added (Ericsson Texture Compression 2) in ATF. Now app developers can use ATF with ETC2 on both Android and iOS devices that are OpenGL ES 3.0 compliant.

New in version 18.0.0.95 Beta (April 23rd, 2015)

  • Fixed issues:
  • Corrects an injection in 17.0.0.169 that causes improperly encoded Nellymoser streams to play back at a fast rate (3970536)
  • Mac 10.6.8 - Corrects an issue where keystrokes were not received when the input language was CHT (Canjie, New Quick, Phonetic) (3809685)
  • Mac, Safari - Corrects an injection in 16.0.0.305 that caused a hang on some content (3955834) (AAPL 20218614)
  • Windows 8.1, Firefox Nightly - Right-clicking on JWPlayer videos no longer causes Flash Player to hang (3835579)
  • PPAPI Linux - Resolves rendering problems with Stage3D/StageVideo content with several Stage3D/StageVideo instances (3924242)

New in version 17.0.0.171 Beta (April 15th, 2015)

  • Security and stability issues
  • No text is displayed in the 2nd text field when Fix button is clicked in http://sleepydesign.com/services/typetool/ .(3935753)
  • Improvements included in Flash Player Beta and Firefox Nightly builds resolve a large number of intermittent hangs on Windows (3835579)

New in version 17.0.0.149 Beta (March 25th, 2015)

  • Fixed issues:
  • Security and stability issues
  • Create VideoTexture when application window is not active cause video not render but sound playback (3939033)

New in version 17.0.0.135 Beta (March 12th, 2015)

  • This beta release includes new features as well as enhancements and bug fixes related to security, stability, performance, and device compatibility for Flash Player 17.

New in version 17.0.0.123 Beta (February 26th, 2015)

  • Fixed issues:
  • Security and stability issues

New in version 17.0.0.108 Beta (February 19th, 2015)

  • New Features for Flash Player 17:
  • Control Panel Improvements - The system control panel will now display the currently installed version of the ActiveX, NPAPI, and PPAPI plugins. We've also clarified how Chrome and Chromium (PPAPI) users can edit their Flash Player settings.
  • Installer Improvements - Mac - The Mac installer will no longer request users close the Chrome browser during installation. In future versions we'll work to further improve the user experience of our installers.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Multiple Stability and Security Fixes

New in version 17.0.0.93 Beta (February 5th, 2015)

  • New features as well as enhancements and bug fixes related to security, stability, performance, and device compatibility for Flash Player 17.

New in version 16.0.0.296 (January 26th, 2015)

  • Fixes a critical vulnerability (CVE-2015-0311) exists in Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.287 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh. Successful exploitation could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

New in version 16.0.0.280 Beta (January 14th, 2015)

  • Fixed Issues:
  • Multiple Stability and Security Fixes

New in version 16.0.0.240 Beta (December 6th, 2014)

  • Security and stability issues

New in version 16.0.0.228 Beta (November 19th, 2014)

  • New Features for Flash Player 16:
  • Stage3D - Standard Constrained Profile - In version 14 of the Runtime we added the new Standard profile to desktop systems. In Version 15 we expanded that to mobile devices in AIR. In Flash Player 16 we've added a new Standard Constrained profile. Like Baseline Constrained, Standard Constrained targets older and lower powered GPUs on both desktop and mobile devices. While Standard profile reached ~21% of iOS devices, Standard Constrained can now reach more than 85%. Developers can access this by using the new STANDARD_CONSTRAINED constant in Context3DProfile. The chart below breaks down the differences between the different profiles that are available.
  • PPAPI Installers for Windows and Mac - We're pleased to announce that we now have PPAPI installers for the standard version of Flash Player for Windows and Mac. Previously, this version of the Player was available only as an integrated component of Google Chrome. With the introduction of these installers, Flash Player is now available for all Chromium based browsers using the PPAPI interface. Please note that these installers are not required nor used by Google Chrome. Chrome will continue to include Flash Player without requiring any additional installation.
  • FSCommand change for Internet Explorer - Extended Beta - This feature changes Flash Player’s handling of the FSCommand for Internet Explorer (IE) version 11 running in Edge mode. Currently, the method of invoking Flash Player FSCommand differs between that for IE and that for non-IE browsers. For IE, Flash Player fires a registered event handler for FSCommand; For non-IE browsers, a corresponding JavaScript callback function is invoked. This change will directly invoke the JavaScript callback function for FSCommand With IE 11, as is done for non-IE browsers, rather than use the event handling method.
  • Testing Focus: If your website utilizes FSCommand and you encounter problems with Internet Explorer, please let us know ASAP on our beta forums.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Multiple Stability and Security Fixes

New in version 15.0.0.215 Beta (October 23rd, 2014)

  • Multiple security and stability issues

New in version 15.0.0.199 Beta (October 11th, 2014)

  • [Mac NPAPI] Adjusting the Camera/Microphone volume now works as expected (3826021)
  • [Safari][HTTP Live Streaming] Resolves a hang encountered when playing Multi-bitrate video streams (3835085)
  • [HTTP Live Streaming] Adobe Video Engine no longer returns multiple TimedMetadata events (3834555)

New in version 15.0.0.183 Beta (September 25th, 2014)

  • Fixed Issues:
  • Added Stage3D support for the Nvidia Tegra K1 (3809317)
  • WebVTT captions are now displayed correct after a mid-roll ad plays (3809912)
  • [Firefox][Windows] The FileReference.browse() dialog no longer appears behind the browser window. (3823025)
  • Multiple Stability and Security Fixes

New in version 15.0.0.170 Beta (September 19th, 2014)

  • NEW FEATURES:
  • PPAPI Installers for Windows and Mac - Extended Beta:
  • We're pleased to announce that we now have PPAPI installers for the standard version of Flash Player for Windows and Mac. Previously, this version of the Player was available only as an integrated component of Google Chrome. With the introduction of these installers, Flash Player is now available for all Chromium based browsers using the PPAPI interface. Please note that these installers are not required nor used by Google Chrome. Chrome will continue to include Flash Player without requiring any additional installation.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Corrects an issue injected in Flash Player 14.0.0.176 where some Windows network paths starting with "\\\\..." were not resolving. (3807009)
  • Corrects an issue with Adobe Access where a small number of Internet Explorer users were experiencing issues establishing protected content streams (3788872)
  • [External] [Flash OCX] Network folder trouble. (3817063)
  • Multiple Stability and Security Fixes

New in version 15.0.0.159 Beta (September 11th, 2014)

  • New Features for Flash Player 15:
  • Relaxing Stage3D Render Target Clear - In previous versions of Stage3D, after switching the render texture through Context3D::setRenderToTexture, you were required to clear it before drawing. In this release, we're removing this limitation and optimizing the use of render textures. This change will allow you to further optimize and reuse depth and stencil buffers between different render textures. For additional information, please see Relaxing Render Target Clear Operation in Stage 3D.
  • Automatic software fall back with StageVideo - Flash Player 15 now supports a Software version of StageVideo that provides an automatic failover to the software version when hardware StageVideo is not available. To leverage this automatic failover, the swf apps need to be compiled for Flash Player 15 and above.
  • When the swfs are compiled for Flash Player 15 and above, and when hardware StageVideo is unavailable, the app will get a StageVideoAvailability event as earlier, but instead of being "Unavailable" it will ALWAYS be "available", and the reason will always be "noError". The app will no longer need to implement a Video object failover as the failover is automatic inside flash player. The apps can still choose to use Video object instead of StageVIdeo if needed.
  • Hardware StageVideo availability is dependent on a number of factors, including:
  • Browser hardware rendering support: If available, all wMode based apps will support hardware StageVideo. If not available, wMode=direct based apps will be the only ones that will support hardware StageVideo, unless there are other exceptions, like the ones mentioned below.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Multiple Stability and Security Fixes

New in version 15.0.0.152 (September 9th, 2014)

  • FIXED ISSUES:
  • Flash Player Bugs:
  • Fixes for critical vulnerabilities identified in Security Bulletin APSB14-21.
  • Failing to call Context3D.clear before drawing on every frame no longer throws a runtime error (3726980)
  • Sound.loadPCMFromByteArray now returns a valid Sound object (3104536, 3707118)
  • Firefox will now retain focus when Flash Player processes are launched (3223393)
  • Chrome Hardware Video Decoding is now on by default on Windows (3773054)
  • Invoking password input during Full-Screen Interactive mode will no longer leave the IME disabled (3767785)
  • Safari 8 - Resolves an issue where the Settings UI could not be clicked on a small subset of content (3771417)
  • Multiple security and stability fixes
  • NEW FEATURES:
  • Relaxing Stage3D Render Target Clear:
  • In previous versions of Stage3D, after switching the render texture through Context3D::setRenderToTexture, you were required to clear it before drawing. In this release, we're removing this limitation and optimizing the use of render textures. This change will allow you to further optimize and reuse depth and stencil buffers between different render textures. For additional information, please see Relaxing Render Target Clear Operation in Stage 3D.
  • Automatic software fall back with StageVideo:
  • Flash Player 15 now supports a Software version of StageVideo that provides an automatic failover to the software version when hardware StageVideo is not available. To leverage this automatic failover, the swf apps need to be compiled for Flash Player 15 and above.
  • On Mac:
  • Safari: All wMode should expose StageVideo
  • Firefox: All wModes should expose StageVideo
  • Chrome: All wMode should expose StageVideo, with the same limitations as the windows version.
  • Driver version: Certain older drivers may not support hardware StageVideo
  • User settings: If a user turns off hardware acceleration, then hardware StageVideo will not be available
  • Full Screen: Hardware StageVIdeo is always available in Full Screen mode.

New in version 15.0.0.130 Beta (August 21st, 2014)

  • New Features for Flash Player 15:
  • Relaxing Stage3D Render Target Clear - In previous versions of Stage3D, after switching the render texture through Context3D::setRenderToTexture, you were required to clear it before drawing. In this release, we're removing this limitation and optimizing the use of render textures. This change will allow you to further optimize and reuse depth and stencil buffers between different render textures.
  • Automatic software fall back with StageVideo - Flash Player 15 now supports a Software version of StageVideo that provides an automatic failover to the software version when hardware StageVideo is not available. To leverage this automatic failover, the swf apps need to be compiled for Flash Player 15 and above.
  • When the swfs are compiled for Flash Player 15 and above, and when hardware StageVideo is unavailable, the app will get a StageVideoAvailability event as earlier, but instead of being "Unavailable" it will ALWAYS be "available", and the reason will always be "noError". The app will no longer need to implement a Video object failover as the failover is automatic inside flash player. The apps can still choose to use Video object instead of StageVIdeo if needed.
  • Hardware StageVideo availability is dependent on a number of factors, including:
  • Browser hardware rendering support: If available, all wMode based apps will support hardware StageVideo. If not available, wMode=direct based apps will be the only ones that will support hardware StageVideo, unless there are other exceptions, like the ones mentioned below.
  • IE11: IE has an accelerated pipeline and the FlashPlayer is HW accelerated in all wmode, so StageVideo should always be available. Note that the decision to use the HW accelerate rendering pipeline reside in IE.
  • Firefox: There is currently no HW accelerated pipeline available in Firefox on windows and only wMode direct will have StageVideo available all other wMode should generate a unavailable event.
  • Chrome: Pepper has HW acceleration in all wMode, but some restrictions apply. For example Chrome will refuse to use HW acceleration on Windows XP and it has its own driver blacklisting mechanism. It is also possible for the user to disable the HW acceleration in the settings panel. Chrome exposes a somewhat useful page to allow one to see the status of its gpu acceleration: chrome://gpu/
  • On Mac:
  • Safari: All wMode should expose StageVideo
  • Firefox: All wModes should expose StageVideo
  • Chrome: All wMode should expose StageVideo, with the same limitations as the windows version.
  • Driver version: Certain older drivers may not support hardware StageVideo
  • User settings: If a user turns off hardware acceleration, then hardware StageVideo will not be available
  • Full Screen: Hardware StageVIdeo is always available in Full Screen mode.
  • When the hardware StageVideo fails because of browser support, wMode, driver version or user settings, starting with Flash Player 15, SW StageVideo will be used automatically without needing any configuration or code in the app.
  • Testing Focus:
  • Hardware Video Decoding is now on by default for Chrome users. If you experience playback or stability problems when watching Flash-based video, please report them to the Beta forums. Including the output of the DirectX Diagnostic Tool (dxdiag) would be especially helpful.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Corrects an issue introduced in Flash Player 15.0.0.100 beta. Videos now play as expected when "Enabled Hardware Acceleration" is unchecked on Mac (3796536)
  • Multiple Stability and Security Fixes
  • OpenSSL - Multiple Vulnerabilities - Upgrade to 1.0.1i (3804448 )
  • [External]RenderToTexture with RectangleTexture causes Runtime Error and presents black screen (3802486 )
  • [External][Stage3D]Indexing vertex constants will result in artifacts in rendered output(3801664 )
  • [External][IE protected only] FileReference.download leaves "Save as type" blank in IE11(3799099 )
  • [External][Windows Only][Non-Injection]: Firefox Window loses focus every time Flash plugin processes are re-launched (3746856 )
  • [External Bug][non injection]Sound.loadPCMFromByteArray produces a sound object with a length of 0(3709804 )
  • [External] User encountered FF crash on vista with protect mode on after a long time playing youtube and closing entire FF (3708003 )

New in version 15.0.0.108 Beta (August 7th, 2014)

  • Context3D "driverInfo" property allocates a String on each call (3790478) TextBlock.textBlockBeginIndex works incorrectly after TextElement.replaceText when discretionary hyphens are used. (3791181)
  • Content of Depth buffer on some gpu with OS windows xp is wrong. (3778417)
  • Camera capturing video in chrome gets a extreme low rate of FPS. (3768396)
  • Standalone player crashed after it closed if SWF use Workers. (3765083)
  • [Mac Safari] Flash Player installer fails to show need­to­quit app list with System Prefs open + JP/FR/TW/CN/RU/KO/pt­BR/SV/CZ Primary. (3763641)
  • [Chrome] Resolves a number of flash.globalization string failures on Windows 8.1 (3679539)
  • [Safari 8] Menu items in the Flash Player settings UI now receive click events as expected (3771417)
  • Resolves an intermittent issue where seeking around or over an advertisement inserted into a video stream would cause video playback to pause indefinitely (3788893}
  • Resolves an issue where video would not play back when using a StageVideo object with WMODE=opaque or WMODE=transparent (3782307)

New in version 14.0.0.160 Beta (July 24th, 2014)

  • Multiple stability and security issues

New in version 14.0.0.155 Beta (July 17th, 2014)

  • New Features for Flash Player 14:
  • Preview: PPAPI Debugger for Mac OS X and Windows
  • An early preview of the PPAPI content debugger is available for Mac OS X and Windows. Flash Developers using Opera (dev) and Google Chrome (dev and Canary) can now try out the PPAPI-based content debugger.
  • 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:
  • Multiple stability and security issues
  • SWF content should now work again in PowerPoint documents when using the Flash Player ActiveX control (3776857)

New in version 14.0.0.146 Beta (July 9th, 2014)

  • NEW AND UPDATED FEATURES:
  • Preview: PPAPI Debugger for Mac OS X and Windows:
  • An early preview of the PPAPI content debugger is available for Mac OS X and Windows. Flash Developers using Opera (dev) and Goo gle Chrome (dev and Canary) can now try out the PPAPI-based content debugger.
  • AnisotropicFiltering:
  • This new texture sampling filter can enhance the image quality of textures on surfaces that are at oblique viewing angles.
  • New Stage3D "Standard" Profile:
  • Developers can now request this high level profile when creating Context3D.
  • Intel x86 Android Support:
  • As announced in our Flash Runtime blog, we're adding support for Intel x86 Android to AIR.
  • Packaging for x86 architecture in Flash Builder:
  • Open the debug/run configurations of the project in Flash Builder and click on "Customize launch.." button. Add new parameter "-arch" with value "x86" and place it before "-storetype". Click "OK" to apply changes.
  • Improved Packaging Engine - iOS:
  • Based on the feedback recieved from the developer community, tons of improvements and bug fixes have been made in the new packaging engine for iOS. We still encourage developers to report issues to http://bugbase.adobe.com, to ensure that we are able to deliver a solid packager with the final release.
  • AIR Gamepad:
  • AIR Gamepad feature enables the app developers to provide a second screen on Android mobile devices for the Flash based browser games. AIR Gamepad API enables Flash based browser apps to connect to a paired Android device running the AIR Runtime app and therefore allowing the Android devices to be used as game controllers or second-screen interfaces.
  • Key Functionality of this feature:
  • Gesture events Touch events Accelerometer events Vibration
  • Applying skin onto AIR gamepad screen
  • To learn more about the AIR Gamepad APIs, please refer to the documentation found here. To try out the Wand.swc which can be downloaded from here.
To try out live samples of AIR Gamepad open the following links:
  • ModelViewer HungryHero
  • FIXED ISSUES:
  • Multiple stability and security issues
3778961: StageVideo with camera doesn't work properly in AIR and Flash Player 14
3223393: Windows-7: Firefox Window loses focus every time Flash plugin processes are (re-)launched

New in version 14.0.0.136 Beta (June 20th, 2014)

  • Preview: PPAPI Debugger for Mac OS X and Windows
  • An early preview of the PPAPI content debugger is available for Mac OS X and Windows. Flash Developers using Opera (dev) and Google Chrome (dev and Canary) can now try out the PPAPI-based content debugger.
  • 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:
  • Multiple stability and security issues
  • PPAPI Debugger - Resolves a hang on RTMFP Direct Routing (3764918)
  • PPAPI Debugger - Resolves multiple issues with SWFObject2 (3755337, 3755338, 3755341-45)
  • PPAPI Debugger - Debugger is now uninstalled correctly when removed through Add/Remove Programs (3759012)
  • navigateToURL and sendToURL - CORS Simple Headers are now allowed (3768250)

New in version 14.0.0.126 Beta (June 5th, 2014)

  • Intel x86 Android Support:
  • As announced in our Flash Runtime blog, we're adding support for Intel x86 Android to AIR.
  • An ADT command line option (-arch) has been added to allow packaging apps with Android x86 support. Please note that only captive runtime packaging is allowed for x86 architecture that means all APK targets (apk, apk-debug and apk-captive-runtime) will forcibly packaged with captive runtime.
  • Packaging for x86 architecture in Flash Builder:
  • Open the debug/run configurations of the project in Flash Builder and click on "Customize launch.." button. Add new parameter "-arch" with value "x86" and place it before "-storetype". Click "OK" to apply changes.
  • Except RTMPE and DRM, all other features and capabilities are completely functional and supported. Native extensions written for x86 platforms could also be packaged and used by an app for x86 devices. To support that, a new ANE platform 'Android-x86' is now available.
  • New packaging command for ANE:
  • adt -package -target ane Sample.ane extension.xml -swc Sample.swc -platform Android-ARM -C Android-ARM/ . -platform Android-x86 -C Android-x86/ .
  • Improved Packaging Engine - iOS:
  • Based on the feedback recieved from the developer community, tons of improvements and bug fixes have been made in the new packaging engine for iOS. We still encourage developers to report issues to http://bugbase.adobe.com, to ensure that we are able to deliver a solid packager with the final release.
  • To enable this feature, please use "-useLegacyAOT no" in the ADT command, before the signing options. As of now, this feature is not available with FlashPro but it can be used with Flash builder by adding a parameter -useLegacyAOT under "Customize launch" option.
  • AIR Gamepad:
  • AIR Gamepad feature enables the app developers to provide a second screen on Android mobile devices for the Flash based browser games. AIR Gamepad API enables Flash based browser apps to connect to a paired Android device running the AIR Runtime app and therefore allowing the Android devices to be used as game controllers or second-screen interfaces.
  • Key Functionalities of this feature:
  • Gesture events
  • Touch events
  • Accelerometer events
  • Vibration
  • Applying skin onto AIR gamepad screen
  • Fixed Issues:
  • TextField.getFontList() and Font.enumerateFonts() now return 0 in Private Browsing Mode (3720929)
  • Font.enumerateFonts now returns an alphabetically sorted list (3720932)
  • Resolves an issue introduced in Flash Player 11.10 and AIR SDK > 13 where attached connected game controllers were not detected at launch (3752605)
  • Hardware Decoding support is now enabled for Intel Baytrail hardware (3752291)
  • [Chrome] Resolves an issue where some render textures could not be displayed with Chrome and D3DX11 (3743626)
  • [Chrome] Angry Birds on Facebook now works as expected (3761933)
  • [Chrome] Flash Player will not load a SWF if Content-Type-Options: nosniff is specified and the Content-Type header does not match (3712045, Chromium 172918)
  • [HTTP Live Streaming] The value of AudioTrack.isDefault is now returned correctly (3761057)
  • [HTTP Live Streaming] The value of AudioTrack.name is now returned correctly after AUDIO_UPDATE events (3767714)

New in version 14.0.0.101 Beta (May 14th, 2014)

  • NEW FEATURES:
  • PPAPI Content Debugger:
  • We're pleased to announce the immediate availability of the PPAPI Flash Player content debugger. For the first time, Flash developers will be able to debug their content using the PPAPI interface on Chromium based browsers. Please note that at this time, only the Chrome Canary build (M36 or higher) has support for the PPAPI debugger. To use this plugin in Google Chrome, please install the debugger using our stand alone installer available from labs.adobe.com and navigate to the chrome://plugins/ page. On the Chrome Plug-ins page, expand the plugin details and enable the debug version (noted in the Plug-in description) of the Shockwave Flash.
  • When configuring remote debugging, please navigate to Flash content and select the "Debugger" menu item from the Flash Player context menu.debugger-dialog-pepper.png
  • Once set, these settings will take effect when the page is refreshed or the next time Flash content is loaded. For additional configuration options, please visit our Flash Player debug help page. Content displayed using SwfObject may encounter problems with the version number check. We are aware of this issue (see known issues below) and will address this in an upcoming build.
  • NOTABLE FIXES AND ENHANCEMENTS:
  • Multiple stability fixes

New in version 14.0.0.95 Beta (May 7th, 2014)

  • Notable Fixes and Enhancements:
  • 3742205 - [Crash] The video player of mtvasia.com crashes on loading
  • 3744510 - [External] ExternalInterface is not working in IE11 with EmulateIE10 mode
  • 3749683 - [Pepper]Can't use non-32-pixels aligned rectangle textures as render target with depthAndStencil enabling
  • Multiple stability fixes

New in version 14.0.0.90 Beta (May 1st, 2014)

  • 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:
  • 3739504 [External][Injection] Compiler change causes Flash Player to crash on load
  • Multiple stability fixes

New in version 13.0.0.201 (April 17th, 2014)

  • Fixed Flash Player Bugs: 3739504: [Mac] Compiler change causes Flash Player to crash on load

New in version 13.0.0.199 Beta (April 16th, 2014)

  • 3739504 [External][Injection] Compiler change causes Flash Player to crash on load

New in version 13.0.0.182 (April 9th, 2014)

  • This version contain fixes for critical vulnerabilities identified in Security Bulletin APSB14-09 (http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-09.html):
  • A use-after-free vulnerability that could result in arbitrary code execution (CVE-2014-0506).
  • A buffer overflow vulnerability that could result in arbitrary code execution (CVE-2014-0507).
  • A security bypass vulnerability that could lead to information disclosure (CVE-2014-0508).
  • A cross-site-scripting vulnerability (CVE-2014-0509).

New in version 13.0.0.191 Beta (April 9th, 2014)

  • NEW AND UPDATED FEATURES:
  • Enhanced Supplementary Character Support for TextField:
  • Characters from the Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP) with Unicode code points between U+10000 and U+10FFFF nowl work correctly in T extField controls. This change greatly enlarges the code point range we support, and now includes characters like emoticons and complex CCJK characters.
  • Relocated Full Screen Video Warning to Top of Screen:
  • We have made a small tweak to the "Press Esc to exit full screen mode" warning that is displayed for full screen video. We've received a lot of feedback from developers because the dialog obscures content, and we wanted to make a change that both satisfies security concerns and customer viewing enjoyment. To reduce the impact of the dialog on the on-screen content, we've moved the dialog to the top of the screen.
  • New Stage3D Texture Wrapping Modes:
  • Developers can currently set the wrapping mode of a texture to either clamp or repeat. Using the repeat option will repeat the texture on both the U and V axis. However, in some use cases, you may only want to repeat the texture on either the u or v axis.
  • This is now possible with the introduction of two new parameters: REPEAT_U_CLAMP_V and CLAMP_U_REPEAT_V
  • Stage3D Anti-Aliasing for Texture Rendering:
  • Anti-Aliasing is a useful for improving perceived image quality. Hardware based Multisampling Anti-Aliasing (MSAA) is now available on all desktop platforms. To enable MSAA, set the level from 0 to 4 using the new Context3D.setRenderToTexture() method.

New in version 13.0.0.168 Beta (March 19th, 2014)

  • New and Updated Features:
  • Enhanced Supplementary Character Support for TextField:
  • Characters from the Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP) with Unicode code points between U+10000 and U+10FFFF nowl work correctly in TextField controls. This change greatly enlarges the code point range we support, and now includes characters like emoticons and complex CCJK characters.
  • Relocated Full Screen Video Warning to Top of Screen:
  • We have made a small tweak to the "Press Esc to exit full screen mode" warning that is displayed for full screen video. We've received a lot of feedback from developers because the dialog obscures content, and we wanted to make a change that both satisfies security concerns and customer viewing enjoyment. To reduce the impact of the dialog on the on-screen content, we've moved the dialog to the top of the screen.
  • New Stage3D Texture Wrapping Modes:
  • Developers can currently set the wrapping mode of a texture to either clamp or repeat. Using the repeat option will repeat the texture on both the U and V axis. However, in some use cases, you may only want to repeat the texture on either the u or v axis. This is now possible with the introduction of two new parameters: REPEAT_U_CLAMP_V and CLAMP_U_REPEAT_V
  • Stage3D Anti-Aliasing for Texture Rendering:
  • Anti-Aliasing is a useful for improving perceived image quality. Hardware based Multisampling Anti-Aliasing (MSAA) is now available on all desktop platforms.
  • Multiple stability fixes

New in version 13.0.0.162 Beta (March 12th, 2014)

  • Fixed Issues:
  • Multiple stability fixes

New in version 13.0.0.154 Beta (March 7th, 2014)

  • Fixed Issues:
  • [Chrome Mac][HTTP Live Streaming] Resolves an issue where enabling the ABR switch caused flickering (3714236)
  • [Safari 7] ProductManager.isAllowed() now returns the correct value (3712302)
  • [HTTP Live Streaming] Switching from an Audio-only stream to an Audio/Video stream now works as expected (3711206)
  • Multiple stability and security fixes

New in version 13.0.0.133 Beta (February 26th, 2014)

  • Fixed Issues:
  • Resolves performance and reliability issues encountered when scrubbing FLV videos produced by Flash Professional (3652266)
  • HTTP Live Streaming - Resolves a slow memory leak. (3710237)
  • HTTP Live Streaming - When switching from an Audio/Video stream to an Audio-Only stream, audio now stays in sync with main content ( 3699038)
  • Multiple stability fixes

New in version 13.0.0.130 Beta (February 21st, 2014)

  • NEW AND UPDATED FEATURES:
  • New Stage3D texture wrapping modes:
  • Currently you can set the wrapping mode of a texture to either clamp or repeat. Using the repeat option will repeat the texture on both the U and V axis. However, in some use cases, you might only want to repeat the texture on only one axis, either u or v. This is now possible with two new parameters: REPEAT_U_CLAMP_V and CLAMP_U_REPEAT_V.
  • Stage3D Anti-Aliasing for Render texture:
  • Anti-Aliasing is a useful technology to improve image quality. We've now implemented hardware based Multisampling Anti-Aliasing (MSAA) on desktop platforms. To enable this please set the level from 0 to 4 in Context3D's setRenderToTexture().
  • FIXED ISSUES:
  • Multiple stability fixes

New in version 12.0.0.44 (February 5th, 2014)

  • Addresses a critical vulnerability that could potentially allow an attacker to remotely take control of the affected system. This update resolves an integer underflow vulnerability that could be exploited to execute arbitrary code on the affected system (CVE-2014-0497).

New in version 13.0.0.80 Beta (January 29th, 2014)

  • NEW AND UPDATED FEATURES:
  • Supplementary Characters Enhancement Support for TextField:
  • This is a desktop enhancement for supporting surrogate pairs in the TextField control. Now, characters out of the Basic Multilingual Plane(BMP) with Unicode code points between U+10000 and U+10FFFF will work correctly in the TextField control. It greatly enlarges the code point range we support and includes characters like emotion symbols (emoticons) and complex CCJK characters. This feature has been under an extended beta period. We anticipate this being included into the release version of the Runtime 13 release.
  • Full Screen video message tweak:
  • We've made a small tweak to the "Press Esc to exit full screen mode." message that's seen on full screen video. We've heard for sometime that this message obscures content and we wanted to make a change that both satisfies security concerns and customer viewing enjoyment. To help, we've simply moved the message towards the top of the screen from it's original centered position.
  • FIXED ISSUES:
  • 3058752: Move 'Press ESC to exit full screen' to the top
  • Note, this currently only works for hardware accelerated video (e.g. YouTube)

New in version 12.0.0.38 (January 15th, 2014)

  • NEW FEATURES:
  • 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 Arra:
  • We've added a new interface to Stage3D.requestContext3DMatchingProfiles(profiles:Vector. ) 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:
  • [3629735] [Chrome x64] XPS Printing produces blank documents
  • [3633845] [Win8.x] YouTube videos don't always resume when tapping inside the video in desktop IE
  • [3637507] [Win8.1 Pepper] Camera is listed twice in the setting ui panel with Chrome
  • [3638403][Mac] Extra characters render when pressing the shortcuts CMD+C, CMD+X, CMD+A, and CMD+V in Stage Web View.
  • [3638538] [Win7][IE 11 - Instaback] Video continues to play for a few seconds after navigating away from page
  • [3646580] [Win8.1] edit control does not handle IVS characters or surrogate pairs such as emoticons correctly
  • [3641030][Mac] flash.media.scanHardware() does not work on NPAPI Flash Player
  • [3649243] [Win8.x] ARM devices: YouTube controls disappear when when exiting fullscreen by invoking app bar
  • [3649329] PlayTo stops in the middle when network connection is not stable
  • [3652092][Win8.x] unable to upload multiple images in file-browse dialog
  • [3656409] some menu controls are not refreshing when clicking controls and inputting text
  • [3655274] Fullscreen (with sourceRect) doesn't work correctly in Pepper version
  • [3659511][Win8.1][IE11] drawToBitmapData fails to draw correctly when using constrain mode
  • [3659511] on some graphics cards, Stage3d works in software mode, instead of GPU
  • [3664207] Audio continues to be heard when video is fast forwarded after a rewind operation
  • [3657240] wrong value is momentarily returned after trickPlay is ended using a pause
  • [3660676] KingsRoad Stage3D performance impacted on low-end laptops running Chrome with PPAPI player
  • [3673798] white/black background displays in CC mode

New in version 12.0.0.47 Beta (January 15th, 2014)

  • NEW FEATURES:
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 64-Bit PPAPI Flash Player for Chrome:
  • We'd like to encourage those interested in 64-bit Flash Player for Chrome to please download the latest build available in the Chrome Canary Channel.
  • 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.
  • Supplementary Characters Enhancement Support for TextField – EXTENDED BETA:
  • This is a desktop enhancement for supporting surrogate pairs in the TextField control. Now, characters out of the Basic Multilingual Plane(BMP) with Unicode code points between U+10000 and U+10FFFF will work correctly in the TextField control. It greatly enlarges the code point range we support and includes characters like emotion symbols (emoticons) and complex CCJK characters. This feature is being introduced in the Flash Player 12 beta but will go live in a subsequent release. Due to the sensitive nature of text display, we would like an extended test period to ensure no bugs are introduced.
  • Stage3D Creation of Context3D with Profile Array:
  • We've added a new interface to Stage3D.requestContext3DMatchingProfiles(profiles:Vector. ) 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.

New in version 12.0.0.39 Beta (December 23rd, 2013)

  • Fixed Issues:
  • [Mac] Silent installation of the .app bundle now creates a detailed log (3662211)
  • Multiple stability and security enhancements

New in version 11.9.900.170 (December 11th, 2013)

  • Notable Fixes and Enhancements:
  • [3650964] [Win 8.1] - FileFilter instances are now correctly applied to FileReference.browse() and FileReferenceList.browse() in Internet Explorer 11
  • [3648724] [Win 8.1] - Video Playback Controls are now displayed at the correct size on mlb.com
  • [3648113] [Win 8.1] - [MSFT 199849] Resolves a problem where ExternalInterface.objectID was not set correctly when Flash Player was instantiated using only an tag.
  • [3643885] [Win 8.1] - [MSFT 463497] Double-byte Characters can now be entered correctly in TextFields using Internet Explorer 11 in Modern Mode
  • [3640443] [Win 8.x] - Resolves a printing issue when printing device text from Internet Explorer with Enhanced Protected Mode (EPM) enabled
  • [3639736] [Win 8.1] - Resolves a 3D rendering issue when the device's Content Scale Factor is set to less than 1
  • [3639709] [Chrome] - Resolves an issue where some 3D content would render only in the lower left corner of the screen on Windows

New in version 12.0.0.24 Beta (December 5th, 2013)

  • Fixed Issues:
  • Multiple stability and security enhancements

New in version 12.0.0.17 Beta (November 27th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Supplementary Characters Enhancement Support for TextField – EXTENDED BETA – This is a desktop enhancement for supporting surrogate pairs in the TextField control. Now, characters out of the Basic Multilingual Plane(BMP) with Unicode code points between U+10000 and U+10FFFF will work correctly in the TextField control. It greatly enlarges the code point range we support and includes characters like emotion symbols (emoticons) and complex CCJK characters. This feature is being introduced in the Flash Player 12 beta but will go live in a subsequent release. Due to the sensitive nature of text display, we would like an extended test period to ensure no bugs are introduced.
  • Stage3D Creation of Context3D with Profile Array - We've added a new interface to Stage3D.requestContext3DMatchingProfiles(profiles:Vector. ) 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.
  • Known Issues:
  • [Mac] PKG Installer - The current Flash Player on OS X must be uninstalled before testing this build. This is resolved in 12.0.0.7 and higher. [3662210]
  • [Adobe Access] When playing a .video with no audio, video is not displayed. [3652203]
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Multiple stability and security enhancements

New in version 12.0.0.9 Beta (November 20th, 2013)

  • Fixed Issues:
  • [Mac] Attempting to install Flash Player on an unsupported OS version using the .pkg installer will now produce a more useful error message.
  • [Mac] Attempting to downgrade Flash Player using the .pkg installer will now produce a more useful error message.
  • [PlayTo][MSFT 496578] Resolves an issue where Ads not using H.264 encoding caused PlayTo chaining to break
  • Multiple stability and security enhancements

New in version 12.0.0.3 Beta (November 15th, 2013)

  • NEW AND UPDATED FEATURES:
  • 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 public beta feedback from
  • system administrators to improve the workflow and UI.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 64-Bit PPAPI Flash Player for Chrome:
  • We'd like to encourage those interested in 64-bit Flash Player for Chrome to please download the latest build available in the Chrome Canary Channel.
  • 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.

New in version 11.9.900.152 (November 12th, 2013)

  • Contains fixes for critical vulnerabilities identified in Security Bulletin APSB13-26.

New in version 11.9.900.149 Beta (October 30th, 2013)

  • Notable Fixes and Enhancements:
  • Corrects an issue introduced in 11.8.800.94 where layout of the AutoUpdate notification dialog was incorrect in localized languages [3634589]
  • 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 [3634362]
  • [HLS - Trickplay] Corrects an issue where memory usage doubled with Trickplay mode enabled [3632291]
  • Multiple Stability Enhancements

New in version 11.9.900.117 (October 9th, 2013)

  • 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

New in version 11.9.900.110 Beta (September 25th, 2013)

  • Notable Fixes and Enhancements:
  • Corrects an issue introduced in 11.8.800.94 where layout of the AutoUpdate notification dialog was incorrect in localized languages [3634589]
  • 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 [3634362]
  • [HLS - Trickplay] Corrects an issue where memory usage doubled with Trickplay mode enabled [3632291]

New in version 11.9.900.96 Beta (September 18th, 2013)

  • Notable Fixes and Enhancements:
  • [Mozilla 902630] g1.globo.com hangs Flash Player
  • HTTP Live Streaming - HLS Streams created with Apple Media Segmenter now work as expected [3584089]
  • 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 [3630266]
  • 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 [3622168]
  • [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 [3630373]
  • [MSFT 84699][Win8] - The EPM notification bar now appears for embedded PDFs with Adobe Reader installed [3580628]
  • [MSFT 138222][Win8] - Metro/IE10 - Resolves an issue on High-DPI displays where controls are rendered too small on Youtube in FullScreen mode
  • [Win8 ARM] Resolves an issue where 4096x4096 textures could not be rendered when the backbuffer is large [3581370]
  • Multiple Stability Enhancements

New in version 11.9.900.93 Beta (September 11th, 2013)

  • Notable Fixes and Enhancements:
  • [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.
  • Multiple Stability Enhancements

New in version 11.8.800.168 (September 11th, 2013)

  • 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

New in version 11.9.900.85 Beta (September 4th, 2013)

  • NEW FEATURES:
  • Mac OS 10.9 Support:
  • We have tested against the latest developer releases of OS X 10.9 and are ensuring that Flash Player continues to perform as expected.
  • Mac .pkg Installation Support:
  • Deploying Flash Player and keeping it up to date is a critical task for system administrators worldwide. We’re introducing a new .pkg installer format for our distribution partners so we can reduce their workload by allowing them to deploy Flash Player for Mac using their current tools and environments.
  • 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.
  • 64-Bit PPAPI Flash Player for Chrome:
  • (Currently available in the Chrome Canary channel)

New in version 11.8.800.156 Beta (August 28th, 2013)

  • [Safari OS X 10.9] File Downloads now work - 3601024
  • HTTP Live Streaming / WebVTT - Caption colors now render correctly - 3611679
  • [Win7 IE10] A Microsoft update to Internet Explorer corrects the following issue:
  • Mouse movement interferes with Flash Player display updates - 3507613
  • [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 - 3575123
  • [Chrome] Improved Audio Latency path is enabled by default - 3609793
  • Multiple stability and security fixes

New in version 11.8.800.149 Beta (August 21st, 2013)

  • Sandboxing enhancements - This feature adds enhancements to the existing sandbox feature by better addressing application launches in protected mode
  • Recursive stop on MovieClip - For Flash Player, this feature allows a game developer to effectively pause/stop a running SWF without having to iterate through all of the objects on the DisplayList.
  • Datagram Socket (iOS & Android) - DatagramSocket APIs are now supported for iOS and Android also. This will work only with swf-version 21 or later.
  • Server Socket (iOS & Android) - ServerSocket APIs are now supported for iOS and Android also. This will work only with swf-version 21 or later.
  • LZMA SWF support (iOS & Android) - LZMA compressed swfs can now be packaged for iOS and Android targets and are supported.
  • 4096x4096 texture support - With this feature, a new profile, BASELINE_EXTENDED is introduced in the class flash.display3D.Context3DProfile, which will support a maximum texture size of 4096X4096.
  • Rectangle Texture Support - Rectangle Textures are now supported in BASELINE as well as BASELINE_EXTENDED profile. The texture formats supported for Rectangle Textures are BGRA, BGR_PACKED and BGRA_PACKED. Details for usage can be found in the language reference.

New in version 11.8.800.146 Beta (August 14th, 2013)

  • Notable Fixes and Enhancements:
  • 3570724 - Flash Access - Ability to specify a shorter timeout for license response
  • 3580139 - Chrome PPAPI on 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 the 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 Only - When the Windows display settings are zoomed to 150%, the right-click context menu in Flash Player now works correctly
  • Multiple stability and security fixes

New in version 11.8.800.129 Beta (July 31st, 2013)

  • Multiple security and stability enhancements

New in version 11.8.800.120 Beta (July 24th, 2013)

  • Notable Fixes and Enhancements:
  • [Mozilla 717340] 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 Security and Stability Enhancements

New in version 11.8.800.115 Beta (July 18th, 2013)

  • Multiple Security and Stability Enhancements

New in version 11.8.800.94 (July 9th, 2013)

  • Fixed Issues:
  • 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)
  • New Features:
  • Support for rectangular textures
  • Support for large textures
  • Support for recursive stop on MovieClip
  • Gamepad support

New in version 11.8.800.88 Beta (June 19th, 2013)

  • Multiple stability and security enhancements

New in version 11.8.800.81 Beta (June 12th, 2013)

  • NEW FEATURES:
  • Recursive stop on MovieCli:
  • This feature allows a game developer to effectively pause/stop a running SWF without having to iterate through all of the objects on the DisplayList. A new method called stopAllChildren is added to the DisplayObjectContainer ActionScript class to provide a mechanism by which developers can stop the timeline animations of all MovieClip objects that are children of the corresponding DisplayObjectContainer.
  • Support for 4096 x 4096 2D textures via the BASELINE_EXTENDED profile:
  • The maximum 2D texture size available has been increased to be 4096 x 4096 for Stage3D applications that obtain a Context3D using the Context3DProfile.BASELINE_EXTENDED profile. Only hardware environments that support a maximum texture size of at least 4096 x 4096 will support the BASELINE_EXTENDED profile so applications need to be prepared to fallback to using the BASELINE profile if the request fails.
  • RectangleTexture class added to the BASELINE profile:
  • A new RectangleTexture class has been added to support non-power-of-two textures. These do not support compressed textures, mipmapping, or the repeat wrap mode, but may be useful for reducing memory consumption in situations where mipmaps are unnecessary, for render to texture, and supporting 1:1 backbuffer-sized blits, as they are allowed to be at least as large as the backbuffer. A RectangleTexture is created using the Context3D.createRectangleTexture method.
  • NOTABLE FIXES AND ENHANCEMENTS:
  • Multiple stability and security enhancements

New in version 11.8.800.75 Beta (June 5th, 2013)

  • NEW FEATURES:
  • Support for 4096 x 4096 2D textures via the BASELINE_EXTENDED profile:
  • The maximum 2D texture size available has been increased to be 4096 x 4096 for Stage3D applications that obtain a Context3D using the Context3DProfile.BASELINE_EXTENDED profile. Only hardware environments that support a maximum texture size of at least 4096 x 4096 will support the BASELINE_EXTENDED profile so applications need to be prepared to fallback to using the BASELINE profile if the request fails.
  • RectangleTexture class added to the BASELINE profile:
  • A new RectangleTexture class has been added to support non-power-of-two textures. These do not support compressed textures, mipmapping, or the repeat wrap mode, but may be useful for reducing memory consumption in situations where mipmaps are unnecessary, for render to texture, and supporting 1:1 backbuffer-sized blits, as they are allowed to be at least as large as the backbuffer. A RectangleTexture is created using the Context3D.createRectangleTexture method.
  • NOTABLE FIXES AND ENHANCEMENTS:
  • Multiple stability and security enhancements

New in version 11.8.800.64 Beta (May 29th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Recursive stop on MovieClip: This feature allows a game developer to effectively pause/stop a running SWF without having to iterate through all of the objects on the DisplayList. A new method called stopAllChildren is added to the DisplayObjectContainer ActionScript class to provide a mechanism by which developers can stop the timeline animations of all MovieClip objects that are children of the corresponding DisplayObjectContainer.'
  • Notable Fixes and Enhancements:
  • 3556886 -[ Mozilla 869838] - Corrects an issue only affecting the Flash Player 11.8 Beta, where exiting from Full-Screen mode with Hardware Acceleration resulted in a crash.
  • 3563797 - Chrome Pepper - Corrects an issue where audio was erroneously muted when entering Full Screen mode
  • 3548026 - Clients using the SilentAutoUpdateServerDomain directive in MMS.CFG will no longer see prompts for manual installation under any circumstances.
  • 3548918 - Mac - When an XML object is appended to multiple parents, the appendChild now works as expected.
  • 3561879 - Corrects an issue where audio on SiriusXM was cut off after 10-60 seconds
  • 3530924 - Win7/IE10 - Corrects an issue where SWF-based drop-down menus were rendering at incorrect Z-index
  • 3553459 - Windows users experiencing issues with hardware accelerated audio can now force Flash Player to use the older WAVAudio code path by adding UseWAVPlayer=1 to MMS.CFG.
  • 3560140 - Corrects an intermittent stability issue related to profiling with Memory Allocation Tracking enabled in Adobe Scout
  • 3544952 - Chrome Pepper - Users can now disable Hardware Acceleration using the Flash Player Settings Manager mechanism.

New in version 11.7.700.203 (May 22nd, 2013)

  • Bug fixes:
  • Audio stream cuts off on certain websites after 10-60 seconds(3541383)

New in version 11.7.700.202 (May 15th, 2013)

  • Fixed Issues:
  • In certain situations, the .msi executable on Windows can fail to install/uninstall (3539672, 3543915)
  • FLV videos played back within an ActionScript 2 application can experience a video freeze while audio continues playing (3541383)
  • Closed caption text is truncated in HLS video streams (3547066)
  • On the Chrome browser, video cropping causes distortion in the rendering of bottom and right portions of the video (3532361)
  • When hardware rendering is disabled, video played through a StageVideo object can fail to render or render choppily (3536184)
  • Adobe Scout fails to work properly with the Chrome Browser (3535273)
  • When running the Debugger version of the Player, encrypted video throws a runtime error (3532247)
  • On the Chrome browser on WindowsXP, audio can become distorted and stuttering (3532587)
  • Apache Flex fails to compile when using AIR 3.7 (3529847)

New in version 11.8.800.50 Beta (May 15th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Recursive stop on MovieClip: This feature allows a game developer to effectively pause/stop a running SWF without having to iterate through all of the objects on the DisplayList. A new method called stopAllChildren is added to the DisplayObjectContainer ActionScript class to provide a mechanism by which developers can stop the timeline animations of all MovieClip objects that are children of the corresponding DisplayObjectContainer.
  • Notable Fixes and Enhancements:
  • 3547345 - [Opera on Mac] In Interactive Full Screen Mode, the Shortcuts "Cmd+A", "Cmd+C","Cmd+X" "Cmd+V" now work correctly in TextFields
  • 3512994 - [Injection] Corrects an issue where lines were thicker and CapsStyle was ignored when printing
  • 3552797 - [Chrome PPAPI] HTTP Live Streaming - Seeking near the end of a file now works as expected.

New in version 11.8.800.42 Beta (May 8th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Recursive stop on MovieClip: This feature allows a game developer to effectively pause/stop a running SWF without having to iterate through all of the objects on the DisplayList. A new method called stopAllChildren is added to the DisplayObjectContainer ActionScript class to provide a mechanism by which developers can stop the timeline animations of all MovieClip objects that are children of the corresponding DisplayObjectContainer.

New in version 11.7.700.197 Beta (May 1st, 2013)

  • Notable Fixes and Enhancements:
  • 3541383 - FLV video played back in AS2 player has missing audio and frozen video after a few seconds of playback
  • 3539043 - HTTP Live Streaming - Fixes an issue where AVStatusEvent.renderType always returned Hardware
  • 3541397 - Chrome Pepper - HTTP Live Streaming - Closed Captioning - Corrects an issue where unexpected rendering artificats were displayed after resizing the browser window
  • 3544825, 3454782 - HTTP Live Streaming - Closed Captioning - Fixes multiple font size and clipping issues.
  • Multiple Stability and Security Enhancements

New in version 11.7.700.191 Beta (April 24th, 2013)

  • Notable Fixes and Enhancements:
  • 3541383 - FLV video played back in AS2 player has missing audio and frozen video after a few seconds of playback
  • 3539043 - HTTP Live Streaming - Fixes an issue where AVStatusEvent.renderType always returned Hardware
  • 3541397 - Chrome Pepper - HTTP Live Streaming - Closed Captioning - Corrects an issue where unexpected rendering artificats were displayed after resizing the browser window
  • 3544825, 3454782 - HTTP Live Streaming - Closed Captioning - Fixes multiple font size and clipping issues.
  • Multiple Stability and Security Enhancements

New in version 11.7.700.182 Beta (April 17th, 2013)

  • Notable Fixes and Enhancements:
  • 3537052 - HTTP Live Streaming - Closed Captioning - The background fill color is no longer reversed
  • 3538152 - Patch Installer - Corrects an issue in the Beta Channel only, where NPSWF32.dll was erroneously being marked Read-Only after a patch update. This would cause subsequent uninstalls or manual over-installs to fail. Today's installer will now automatically detect and correct this situation during the installation process.
  • 3530555 - HTTP Live Streaming - Firefox onWindows - Corrects an issue where video was not being rendered when in full-screen mode, using software video decoding with wmode=windows.
  • 3530421 - Video Playback - A performance enhancement to allow frames that miss the rendering window by a few milliseconds to be rendered where they were previously skipped. This is a nuanced fix that eliminates subtle jerkiness in some scenarios.
  • An AS2 child SWF can no longer modify the parent's stage properties without permission from the parent SWF. This corrected behavior was previously applied only to child SWF versions 18 and higher, but now applies to all SWF versions.
  • If you have legacy content deployed that depends on this behavior, you should test and modify it as needed.
  • Multiple Stability and Security Enhancements

New in version 11.7.700.178 Beta (April 10th, 2013)

  • Sandboxing Enhancements
  • Multiple fixes and enhancements for the Protected Mode feature under Mozilla Firefox. This is a major step in our ongoing improvement to improve security and stability for our customers.
  • Bug fixes:
  • In the Chrome browser, the copy shortcut (Ctrl/Cmd+C) fails (3496300)
  • Numerous other bug fixes for all browsers and platforms

New in version 11.7.700.169 (April 10th, 2013)

  • Sandboxing Enhancements:
  • Multiple fixes and enhancements for the Protected Mode feature under Mozilla Firefox. This is a major step in our ongoing improvement to improve security and stability for our customers.
  • Bug fixes:
  • On Retina enabled MacOS devices, Flash applications are scaled incorrectly upon opening (3496539)
  • On MacOS, setting stage.fullScreenSourceRect when renderMode is set to “GPU”, leads to inaccurate mouse position reporting (3512232)
  • In the Chrome browser, the copy shortcut (Ctrl/Cmd+C) fails (3496300)
  • On some versions of Windows, images are not displaying properly in Flash applications run in Mozilla Firefox (3494272)
  • On Windows XP, application which make use of the system microphone may encounter feedback (3502809)
  • On Windows, loading a swf which makes use of an audio stream through URLLoader, and then unloading it can cause a crash (3444784)
  • Attempting to embed a Flash project into Microsoft word can result in a crash (3498002).
  • On MacOS, some fonts do not rending properly when viewing Flash content in the Google Chrome browser (3506958)
  • Numerous other bug fixes for all browsers and platforms!

New in version 11.7.700.170 Beta (April 3rd, 2013)

  • This is the final test build for the new patch update mechanism (see above for description.) Please let us know if you encounter any problems.
  • 3531787 - TLF Text is not displayed immediately. Single byte characters are not input into Text Fields.
  • 3518577 - Internet Explorer - Instances embedded with tags cause ExternalInterface to fail
  • 3529596 - Flash Player hangs on Mac Firefox when playing any HLS stream

New in version 11.7.700.165 Beta (March 29th, 2013)

  • This build makes a change to the Background Update service in preparation for a subsequent test of a fix to the new Patch Installer mechanism over the next couple days.

New in version 11.7.700.150 Beta (March 28th, 2013)

  • Notable Fixes and Enhancements:
  • HTTP Live Streaming: Alternate Renditions - Playback will pause and seek forward after switching to missing audio rendition
  • Chrome PPAPI: HTTP Live Streaming - Corrects an issue introduced in Flash Player 11.7.700.140 where video could not be played in full-screen mode
  • Chrome PPAPI: Corrects an issue introduced in Flash Player 11.7.700.112 where video noise was being displayed during the rendering of specific YouTube videos

New in version 11.7.700.146 Beta (March 20th, 2013)

  • Notable Fixes and Enhancements:
  • 3518265 - ChromeOS - Corrects an issue where DRM Error 3307 was being thrown erroneously when playing encrypted content
  • 3519465 - MacOS - Corrects an issue where DRM Error 3343 was being thrown erroneously when playing encrypted content.
  • 3475664 - Win8 - Context3D.drawToBitmapData() now works as expected when used with hardware acceleration and constrained mode.
  • 3496870 - [MS 1000949] Win8 Classic and Metro on ARM - Videos now render correctly on on24.com.

New in version 11.7.700.141 Beta (March 16th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Sandboxing Enhancements: This feature adds enhancements to the existing sandbox feature by better addressing application launches in protected mode
  • Notable Fixes and Enhancements:
  • 3517560 - Chrome Pepper for Windows - Addresses stability issue for HTTP Live Streaming Content
  • 3519465 - Chrome Pepper for Mac - Closed Captions Now Display Correctly on HTTP Live Streaming Content
  • 3517456 - HTTP Live Streaming - Seeking when playing a separate audio-only stream on an alternate rendition playlist now works correctly
  • 3517627 - Chrome Pepper - Closed Caption on HTTP Live Streams now work correctly
  • 3514875 - HTTP Live Streaming - HOLD Events for Ad Insertion not work correctly
  • 3507762 - Chrome Pepper for Windows - Hardware Decoding is now supported for Flash Access content
  • 3518662 - Chrome Pepper - Fixes Stability Issues related to Closed Captioning in HTTP Live Streams
  • 3517496 - Internet Explorer - Corrects Video Noise problem on video content at www.nbc.com
  • 3509083 - Chrome Pepper on Mac - HTTP Live Streams now display correctly
  • 3518281 - WinXP - Corrects installation error "FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe entry point not found in ADVAPI32.dll"
  • 3466309 - Chrome Pepper on Windows - Audio is delayed when subscribed to an Enhanced Audio Stream while also Publishing
  • 3504800 - Microphone stops dispatching SampleDataEvents after repeated use
  • 3500511 - Addresses a performance problem with HTTP Live Streaming on Windows 7 that was causing audio/video sync and high CPU usage problems
  • 3506958 - Chrome Pepper for Mac - Corrects an issue where text input fields appeared garbled with the incorrect text or font in some content
  • 3514483 - HTTP Live Streaming - The font and background colors on closed captioned content now display correctly
  • 3512371 - Windows XP - Corrects an issue where Error 3338 was erroneously displayed when playing Output Protected Flash Access content in Repeat mode
  • 3512723 - Chrome Pepper for Mac - Adobe Connect Add-In now correctly launches
  • 3505264 - Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, HotSpot Shield Toolbar 6.10.3.27 - Video does not play in normal screen mode when launched from the Play Video gadget available in the toolbar

New in version 11.6.602.180 (March 13th, 2013)

  • Addresses functional and security issues when browsing and playing Flash content:
  • Resolves an integer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2013-0646).
  • Resolves a use-after-free vulnerability that could be exploited to execute arbitrary code (CVE-2013-0650).
  • Resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2013-1371).
  • Resolves a heap buffer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2013-1375).
  • Also addresses the following function issues:
  • Loading of telemetry.cfg causes performance problems on page refresh (3506936)
  • Opera browser crash (3488141)
  • Flash Player crash due to integer overflow (3475889)

New in version 11.7.700.128 Beta (March 8th, 2013)

  • Sandboxing enhancements - This feature adds enhancements to the existing sandbox feature by better addressing application launches in protected mode.

New in version 11.6.602.171 (February 27th, 2013)

  • External interface Javascript zero-day(3496801)
  • Microphone stops dispatching SampleDataEvents after repeated use(3499824)

New in version 11.6.602.167 (February 13th, 2013)

  • Full Screen Permission Dialog UI Improvement:
  • Changed the location of the permission dialog to the middle of the screen. Also improved the user experience when going into full screen mode by adding the "Cancel" button.
  • Graphics Data Query:
  • Developers can read the structure of the display object and vector data at runtime. Game developers can use this feature to create complex Sprite Sheets, or exporters for any file format (e.g. SVG) at runtime.
  • Bug fixes:
  • Numerous bug fixes for all browsers and platforms!

New in version 11.5.502.149 (February 8th, 2013)

  • The updates addresses vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

New in version 11.6.602.161 Beta (January 30th, 2013)

  • NEW FEATURES:
  • Full Screen Permission Dialog UI Improvement:
  • Changed the location of the permission dialog to the middle of the screen. Also improved the user experience when going into full screen mode by adding the "Cancel" button.
  • Graphics Data Query:
  • Developers can read the structure of the display object and vector data at runtime. Game developers can use this feature to create complex Sprite Sheets, or exporters for any file format (e.g. SVG) at runtime.
  • NOTABLE FIXES AND ENHANCEMENTS:
  • 3477665 - Crash on double click to edit a motion tween having bounce3D motion tween from preset panel
  • 3485307 - When attempting to print, IE9 encounters problems and Flash Player crashes
  • Multiple stability and security Fixes

New in version 11.6.602.155 Beta (January 24th, 2013)

  • Mac Retina (hiDPI) display support for Adobe AIR applications - Developers can now target their AIR application to use in Retina (hiDPI) display on supported Macs. By enabling the Retina support AIR applications will render at the native resolution. On Macs supporting Retina display the application will render at high resolution.
  • Full Screen Permission Dialog UI Improvement - Changed the location of the permission dialog to the middle of the screen. Also improved the user experience when going into full screen mode by adding the "Cancel" button.
  • Graphics Data Query - Developers can read the structure of the display object and vector data at runtime. Game developers can use this feature to create complex Sprite Sheets, or exporters for any file format (e.g. SVG) at runtime.
  • Multiple SWF Support - This feature provides support for packaging and loading multiple SWFs on iOS in AOT mode. With this feature, user can use multiple SWFs in an AIR iOS application using the Loader class.
  • Exclude devices from requestedDisplayResolution tag - This feature allows developers to explicitly disable the specified display resolution (high/standard) on one or more iOS devices using the excludeDevices attribute of the requestedDisplayResolution tag in the application descriptor.
  • File API Update - Developers can now mark files with preventBackup attribute, which disables files from getting backed up on the iCloud on iOS. Another static property, File.cacheDirectory has also been introduced, which enables developers to store data that can be downloaded again or regenerated in the /Library/Caches directory as per the Apple recommendations.
  • Stage3D Separate Sampler State - Enables a new way to change texture sampling settings for Stage3D. Context3D.setSamplerStateAt() allows developers to change the wrap mode, filter mode and mipmapping mode for a given texture sampler without having to make any modifications to the fragment shader program.

New in version 11.6.602.146 Beta (January 16th, 2013)

  • Notable Fixes and Enhancements:
  • 3434197 - Fixes an issue where users upgrading from Flash Player 11.3.375.10 to 11.6.602.124 experienced Error Code 3322 (DeviceBindingFailed) on Windows 8 running SurfaceRT with EPM enabled.
  • 3398415 - Fixes an issue where Error code 3338 was thrown during playback of Flash Access protected content with Analog Required, Digital Required, Analog Noplay, or Digital Noplay flags on Chrome for Windows with the Flash Player PPAPI Plug-In
  • 3428081 - Corrects a problem where the web page of a played video would occasionally be closed when resizing the page in Safari.
  • 3444724 - Setting a via ActionScript that contains a nested mask works again.
  • 3473230 - Corrects an issue where the loader for some Starling Demos would not load on Windows with IE10
  • 3434205 - Corrects an performance problem on Windows 8 desktops where users would experience a delay when dragging a browser window running Flash content across multiple displays.
  • 3368015 - Camera now works as expected on ChromeOS 20 with the PPAPI Flash Player plug-in.
  • 3369826 - Video captured with the front camera now renders correctly on the Google Nexus 7
  • 3373425 - Videos are now rendered correctly on http://www.briggs-riley.com/ when viewed on Windows 8 with IE 10 in both Classic and Metro modes
  • 3429524 - YouTube Flash Objects embedded in Office 15 Word Documents now render correctly when Windows Update KB2777166 is installed
  • 3407575 - Memory usage is now reported correctly by content played in Chrome on Mac using the PPAPI Flash Player Plug-In
  • 3365525 - Fixes an installation problem introduced in Flash Player 11.4 that caused Flash Player to not work for Windows users running with User-level permissions when Flash Player was installed from an Administrative Account
  • 3376775 - Corrects an issue introduced in Flash Player 11.0.1.50 where Bitmap Data memory was not being properly culled during long-running playback of Flash content.
  • Multiple stability and security fixes

New in version 11.5.502.146 (January 8th, 2013)

  • Contains fixes for critical vulnerabilities identified in Security Bulletin APSB13-01.

New in version 11.5.502.136 (December 12th, 2012)

  • Fixed Issues:
  • Large images not loading in Flash Player(3364103)
  • Video playback broken on Digital Theater AIR app(3364478)
  • Wrong layering/depth of video component after re-activating app on Nexus 7(3356240)
  • Mac AIR not enforcing output protection when switching/dragging from internal to external monitor(3366931)
  • Output protection=REQUIRED content doesn't play on Retina Macbook pro internal monitor(3360459)
  • New Features:
  • We have added a new Android-specific xml element in the application.xml. If an app uses Video, then the app is expected to add true in the application.xml as an indication to the runtime. This is necessary to maintain correct ordering of video with other Flash content across different Android OS versions.

New in version 11.6.602.105 Beta (December 8th, 2012)

  • Full Screen Permission Dialog UI Improvement:
  • Changed the location of the permission dialog to the middle of the screen. Also improved the user experience when going into full screen mode by adding the "Cancel" button.
  • Graphics Data Query:
  • Developers can read the structure of the display object and vector data at runtime. Game developers can use this feature to create complex Sprite Sheets, or exporters for any file format (e.g. SVG) at runtime.
  • Multiple SWF Support:
  • This feature provides support for packaging and loading multiple SWFs on iOS in AOT mode. With this feature, user can use multiple SWFs in an AIR iOS application using the Loader class.
  • Exclude devices from requestedDisplayResolution tag:
  • This feature allows developers to explicitly disable the specified display resolution (high/standard) on one or more iOS devices using the excludeDevices attribute of the requestedDisplayResolution tag in the application descriptor.

New in version 11.5.502.124 Beta (November 21st, 2012)

  • Fixed Issues:
  • Background Audio in Android doesnt work(3319954)
  • Unable to package an application using an ANE on iOS, which doesn't not implement the finalizer function. (3321073)
  • Packaging fails with null pointer exception, when packaging an IPA using only the default implementation in the ANE on iOS. (3323233) Geolocation permission dialog doesn't show up on iOS 6 device and App doesn't get listed in Settings->Privacy->Locations services.(3296870)
  • Database data is wiped out for every launch on iOS Simulator. (3329307)
  • WIFi Debugging on iOS :Debugging on iOS does not work when network interface is chosen as "Default" for Player Target AIR3.4 (3320979)
  • DisplayObject fails to render when changing rotationY on iOS6 device in GPU renderMode. (3320080)
  • When an app having aspectRatio Landscape and autoOrients "false" is packaged with iOS 6 SDK and run on an iOS 6 device, the launch image shows 90 degree rotation. (3321294)
  • If auto orients =false and aspect ratio=landscape,App launches in landscape mode but stage launches in portrait mode, on packaging with iOS 6 SDK. (3317345)
  • When packaging an IPA using platformsdk option to point to the iOS 6 SDK, an exception, “java.io.IOException:PLIST generation failed due to SAX error:org.xml.sax.saxParseException” is thrown (3309675)

New in version 11.5.502.118 Beta (November 15th, 2012)

  • Background Audio in Android doesnt work(3319954)
  • Unable to package an application using an ANE on iOS, which doesn't not implement the finalizer function. (3321073)
  • Packaging fails with null pointer exception, when packaging an IPA using only the default implementation in the ANE on iOS. (3323233) Geolocation permission dialog doesn't show up on iOS 6 device and App doesn't get listed in Settings->Privacy->Locations services. (3296870)
  • Database data is wiped out for every launch on iOS Simulator. (3329307)
  • WIFi Debugging on iOS :Debugging on iOS does not work when network interface is chosen as "Default" for Player Target AIR3.4 (3320979)
  • DisplayObject fails to render when changing rotationY on iOS6 device in GPU renderMode. (3320080)
  • When an app having aspectRatio Landscape and autoOrients "false" is packaged with iOS 6 SDK and run on an iOS 6 device, the launch image shows 90 degree rotation. (3321294)
  • If auto orients =false and aspect ratio=landscape,App launches in landscape mode but stage launches in portrait mode, on packaging with iOS 6 SDK. (3317345)
  • When packaging an IPA using platformsdk option to point to the iOS 6 SDK, an exception, “java.io.IOException:PLIST generation failed due to SAX error:org.xml.sax.saxParseException” is thrown (3309675)

New in version 11.5.502.113 Beta (November 9th, 2012)

  • Packaging multiple libraries in an ANE (iOS)
  • Debug stack trace in release builds of Flash Player
  • Statically link DRM (Desktop only)
  • Invoke Event enhancement (for openurl)
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Background Audio in Android doesnt work(3319954)
  • Unable to package an application using an ANE on iOS, which doesn't not implement the finalizer function. (3321073)
  • Packaging fails with null pointer exception, when packaging an IPA using only the default implementation in the ANE on iOS. (3323233)
  • Geolocation permission dialog doesn't show up on iOS 6 device and App doesn't get listed in Settings->Privacy->Locations services.
  • Database data is wiped out for every launch on iOS Simulator. (3329307)
  • WIFi Debugging on iOS :Debugging on iOS does not work when network interface is chosen as "Default" for Player Target AIR3.4 (3320979)
  • DisplayObject fails to render when changing rotationY on iOS6 device in GPU renderMode. (3320080)
  • When an app having aspectRatio Landscape and autoOrients "false" is packaged with iOS 6 SDK and run on an iOS 6 device, the launch
  • image shows 90 degree rotation. (3321294)
  • If auto orients =false and aspect ratio=landscape,App launches in landscape mode but stage launches in portrait mode, on packaging
  • with iOS 6 SDK. (3317345)
  • When packaging an IPA using platformsdk option to point to the iOS 6 SDK, an exception, “java.io.IOException:PLIST generation failed
  • due to SAX error:org.xml.sax.saxParseException” is thrown (3309675)

New in version 11.5.502.110 (November 7th, 2012)

  • Fixed Issues:
  • Background Audio in Android doesnt work(3319954)
  • Unable to package an application using an ANE on iOS, which doesn't not implement the finalizer function. (3321073)
  • Packaging fails with null pointer exception, when packaging an IPA using only the default implementation in the ANE on iOS. (3323233)
  • Geolocation permission dialog doesn't show up on iOS 6 device and App doesn't get listed in Settings->Privacy->Locations services. (3296870)
  • Database data is wiped out for every launch on iOS Simulator. (3329307)
  • WIFi Debugging on iOS :Debugging on iOS does not work when network interface is chosen as "Default" for Player Target AIR3.4 (3320979)
  • DisplayObject fails to render when changing rotationY on iOS6 device in GPU renderMode. (3320080)
  • When an app having aspectRatio Landscape and autoOrients "false" is packaged with iOS 6 SDK and run on an iOS 6 device, the launch image shows 90 degree rotation. (3321294)
  • If auto orients =false and aspect ratio=landscape,App launches in landscape mode but stage launches in portrait mode, on packaging with iOS 6 SDK. (3317345)
  • When packaging an IPA using platformsdk option for iOS 6 SDK, an exception, “java.io.IOException:PLISTgeneration failed due to SAX error:org.xml.sax.saxParseException” (3309675)
  • Packaging an IPA with requestedDisplayResolution as "standard" in application descriptor and using launch images "Default-568h@2x.png" and "Default@2x.png", both the images are showing up on iPhone 5 device. (3336456)
  • Application freezes when disposing the audioQueue for the microphone on iOS6. (3349815)
  • Crash when playing back Adobe connect recording with screensharing(3348585)
  • RTMPS on AIR for Android causes java.lang.OutOfMemory error and crash(3329055)
  • EncryptedLocalStore values lost upon upgrade to AIR 3.4(3317833)
  • Flash Player crashes when navigating to and from Flash content in Internet Explorer (3322564)
  • [iPad3]BitmapData captured of the stagewebview is 2x on ipad3(3321334)
  • Install Application causes a crash andoccasionally ipa.exe stops working(3298786)
  • On iOS6 using renderMode=gpu, DisplayObject fails to render when changing rotationY(3320080)
  • Flash Player shows white screen when using Webcam-feed(3337754)
  • New Features:
  • Packaging multiple libraries in an ANE (iOS)
  • Debug stack trace in release builds of Flash Player
  • Invoke Event enhancement
  • Static linking of DRM (Desktop only)

New in version 11.5.500.80 Beta (September 27th, 2012)

  • Background Audio in Android doesnt work(3319954)
  • A full screen application cannot be developed for iPhone 5. Default-568h@2x launch image can now be used to display a full screen app on iPhone5. (3331707)
  • Unable to package an application using an ANE on iOS, which doesn't not implement the finalizer function. (3321073)
  • Packaging fails with null pointer exception, when packaging an IPA using only the default implementation in the ANE on iOS. (3323233) Geolocation permission dialog doesn't show up on iOS 6 device and App doesn't get listed in Settings->Privacy->Locations services. (3296870)
  • Database data is wiped out for every launch on iOS Simulator. (3329307)
  • WIFi Debugging on iOS :Debugging on iOS does not work when network interface is chosen as "Default" for Player Target AIR3.4 (3320979)
  • DisplayObject fails to render when changing rotationY on iOS6 device in GPU renderMode. (3320080)
  • When an app having aspectRatio Landscape and autoOrients "false" is packaged with iOS 6 SDK and run on an iOS 6 device, the launch image shows 90 degree rotation. (3321294)
  • If auto orients =false and aspect ratio=landscape,App launches in landscape mode but stage launches in portrait mode, on packaging with iOS 6 SDK. (3317345)

New in version 11.4.400.252 Beta 2 (August 8th, 2012)

  • Videos from some websites cannot be played on FF or Chrome (3203907)
  • Protected Mode Hang when trying to switch video to and from fullscreen in JW Player 4.2.95, used by wilson.com(3286863) Multiple problems with new Camera methods 3295683)
  • [Win8]RP - Firefox crashes(3285905)
  • AIR app exhibits severe flickering on Kindle Fire(3290739)
  • Memory leaks while loading/unloading SWFs (3212935)
  • Stage 3D apps not rendering on Qualcom devices(3289828)
  • [IOS]Application hangs forever (but doesn't crash) when encoding a BitmapData as JPG (3168241)
  • [Stage3D]Crash when opening CompressedTexture(3290012)
  • [Mac Only] Out of memory leads to crash(3205319)

New in version 11.4.400.231 Beta 1 (July 17th, 2012)

  • ActionScript Workers:
  • With the introduction of Workers to ActionScript and the Flash Runtime, Flash Developers can now offload certain tasks like high-latency operations and long-running computations to "Background Workers". These Background Workers run concurrently in order to leverage more machine resources and avoid things like UI freezes. Note: To fully leverage ActionScript Workers and be able to debug workers, the next version of Flash Builder is required. This next version of Flash Builder will be made available through public beta in the August timeframe.
  • Stage3D "constrained" profile for increased GPU reach:
  • The Flash Player will gate the use of hardware acceleration based on the date of your video card's driver. In previous releases, we gated support to drivers older than January 1, 2008. In this release, we will be changing the gating to apply to drivers older than January 1, 2006. Content using wmode=direct (or renderMode=direct for AIR) should be hardware accelerated on graphics card driver date newer than 1/1/2006 when possible. This applies to Stage3D and [StageVideo|StageVideo] APIs. In addition to that, we added a new profile for Stage3D called "constrained" profile, allowing your content to run hardware accelerated on the previously blacklisted Intel GMA chipsets. See below for more details about this new profile and how to leverage it.
  • Sandbox Bridge support:
  • Sandbox bridging allows specific ActionScript objects or functions to be exposed between SWF-to-SWF cross-domain communication. This feature is already available in AIR and is being ported to Flash Player in this release.
  • LZMA support for ByteArray:
  • In addition to zlib compression of ByteArray, we are introducing an additional compression type based on LZMA to compress data inside a ByteArray through ByteArray.compress() and ByteArray.uncompress().
  • Compressed texture with alpha support for Stage3D:
  • Transparent images are now supported for compressed textures (ATF file format). Note: Stay tuned for the ATF tools which will be made available in the next weeks on Adobe Labs.
  • Licensing support: Flash Player Premium Features for Gaming:
  • Supports licensing for the combined use of domain memory (used by some third party tools and the Project "Alchemy" C/C++ compiler) with Stage3D hardware acceleration in Flash Player.

New in version 11.3.300.257 (June 9th, 2012)

  • Full screen keyboard input — This feature enables support for all keyboard keys available to an embedded SWF running inside of a page without full screen mode (except for ‘Esc’). It allows developers to determine if the app is in full screen, whether full keyboard input is allowed, and whether the app is able to request full screen (determined by the embed tag parameter).
  • Low latency audio support for streaming audio through NetStream — This feature aims to reduce latency for high quality streaming audio playback. It addresses a very special use case of cloud gaming, where the game is rendered at a server and audio and video are streamed to the client.
  • Protected Mode for Firefox — Flash Player Protected Mode is a new security enhancement designed to limit the impact of attacks launched from malicious SWF files against Adobe Flash Player when running in Firefox 4.0+ on Windows Vista and higher. This feature is comparable to the Flash Player Protected Mode in Google Chrome browser, Protected Mode in Adobe Reader, and Office 2010 Protected View.
  • Flash Player background updates (Mac) — New versions of the runtimes can now be delivered more effectively to the end user with this enhanced updating mechanism (Background update is only available in the release versions of Flash Player).
  • Low latency audio support (Sound API) — This enhancement reduces the latency for Sound.play method and changes to volume and pan on SoundTransform. The latency of SAMPLE_DATA event should also be reduced considerably.
  • Texture Streaming for Stage3D — Provides an ability to upload coarser, lower quality textures on the GPU first and then progressively improve them as more data becomes available.

New in version 11.3.300.231 Beta 2 (April 19th, 2012)

  • Desktop:
  • Full screen keyboard input for Flash Player
  • Low latency audio support for streaming audio through NetStream
  • Low latency audio support for Sound API
  • Texture streaming
  • Background Updater for Mac
  • Bitmap.drawWithQuality
  • BitmapData.encode
  • MouseEvent.RELEASE_OUTSIDE
  • ApplicationDomain.getQualifiedDefinitionNames()
  • Improved Mac App Store Support
  • Security updates:
  • This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability in the NetStream class that could lead to code execution.

New in version 11.3.300.214 Beta 1 (April 6th, 2012)

  • Desktop:
  • Texture streaming
  • Background Updater for Mac
  • Driver gating hardware acceleration relaxed to 2006
  • MouseEvent.RELEASE_OUTSIDE
  • ApplicationDomain.getQualifiedDefinitionNames()
  • Improved Mac App Store Support
  • Key features and benefits:
  • Full screen keyboard input — This feature enables support for all keyboard keys available to an embedded SWF running inside of a page without full screen mode( except for ‘Esc’). It allows developers to determine if the app is in full screen, whether full keyboard input is allowed, and whether the app is able to request full screen (determined by the embed tag parameter).
  • Low latency audio support for streaming audio through NetStream — This feature aims to reduce latency for high quality streaming audio playback. It addresses a very special use case of cloud gaming, where the game is rendered at a server and audio and video are streamed to the client.
  • Protected Mode for Firefox — Flash Player Protected Mode is a new security enhancement designed to limit the impact of attacks launched from malicious SWF files against Adobe Flash Player when running in Firefox 4.0+ on Windows Vista and higher. This feature is comparable to the Flash Player Protected Mode in Google Chrome browser, Protected Mode in Adobe Reader, and Office 2010 Protected View.
  • Flash Player background updates (Mac) — New versions of the runtimes can now be delivered more effectively to the end user with this enhanced updating mechanism (Background update is only available in the release versions of Flash Player).
  • Low latency audio support (Sound API) — This enhancement reduces the latency for Sound.play method and changes to volume and pan on SoundTransform. The latency of SAMPLE_DATA event should also be reduced considerably.
  • Texture Streaming for Stage3D — Provides an ability to upload coarser, lower quality textures on the GPU first and then progressively improve them as more data becomes available.

New in version 11.2.202.228 (March 28th, 2012)

  • Drivers gating for hardware acceleration relaxed — Previously, the hardware accelerated content was gated to 1/1/2009, however, we have relaxed the driver gating to 1/1/2008.
  • Throttling event — This release introduces a new ThrottleEvent. A ThrottleEvent is now dispatched by the stage when the Flash Player throttles, pauses or resumes content.
  • Mouse lock, relative mouse coordinates, right and middle click events — Create immersive, panoramic games with infinite scrolling to enable new classes of content, including first-person games.
  • Multithreaded video decoding (Windows, Mac OS, and Linux) — The video decoding pipeline is now fully multithreaded. This feature should improve the overall performance on all platforms. Note that this feature is a significant architecture change required for other future improvements.
  • Flash Player background updates (Windows) — New versions of the runtimes can now be delivered more effectively to the end user with this enhanced updating mechanism (Background update is only available in the release versions of Flash Player).

New in version 11.2.202.221 RC 1 (February 27th, 2012)

  • Introduces full Stage3D hardware accelerated graphics for iOS and Android. It allows you to distribute AIR captive runtime versions of apps, enabling you to publish apps immediately to marketplaces such as the iOS App Store, Android Market, and Amazon Appstore.
  • Release features:
  • Stage3D hardware accelerated GPU rendering (iOS and Android) -- AIR 3.2 introduces the Stage3D API to iOS and Android. These low-level APIs enable fluid, high-performance 2D and 3D graphics with full GPU acceleration across devices.
  • Multithreaded Video Decoding (Windows, Mac OS, Linux) - This release introduces a new fully multithreaded video decoding pipeline which resolves a number of legacy playback issues. This modern architecture will also enable future performance enhancements across all platforms.
  • Flash Player background updates (Windows) - New versions of the runtimes can now be delivered more effectively to the end user with this enhanced updating mechanism (Background update is only available in the release versions of Flash Player).
  • Mouse lock, relative mouse coordinates, right and middle click events - Infinite scrolling and new mouse events to enable first-person shooter experiences.
  • Drivers gating for hardware acceleration relaxed to 1/1/2008
  • Throttling event - This release introduces a new ThrottleEvent.
  • Multi-threaded pipeline was written grounds up to support lower end devices and full hardware stacks where all the decoding and rendering is offloaded to hardware. The benefits of the modernization of the pipeline would be visible from mobile devices, tvs, netbooks to high end desktops. In Flash Player 11.2, the new video pipeline is available for desktop platforms (including netbooks ) and brings enhancements with respect to:
  • Eliminating jitter seen occasionally in some encoding and typically in live streams and real time interactive scenarios.
  • Gains in frame rate by reducing dropped frames as much as 50% on certain platforms with high bit rate content.
  • Seek frame accuracy.
  • High resolution/bit rate content decoding would still keep the player UI responsive and any background ActionScript processing going, which earlier could have experienced brief halts because all the decoding and player UI/ActionScript resided on the main thread.
  • For HTTP streaming, ActionScript is the control point of fetching the stream data and delivering to the video stack. On seek, earlier the streaming would halt, while the frames up to the point of seek would be getting decoded. With multithreaded video decoding, not only would the seek be more responsive, but it would also start playback faster after seek.
  • 50+ fixes as part of the modernization of the video pipeline architecture.
  • Security fixes:
  • Includes security enhancements described in Security Bulletin APSB12-03 (http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-03.html).

New in version 11.1.102.62 (February 16th, 2012)

  • This update resolves:
  • a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (Windows ActiveX control only)
  • a type confusion memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution
  • an MP4 parsing memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution
  • a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution
  • a security bypass vulnerability that could lead to code execution
  • a security bypass vulnerability that could lead to code execution
  • a universal cross-site scripting vulnerability that could be used to take actions on a user's behalf on any website or webmail provider, if the user visits a malicious website

New in version 11.2.202.197 Beta 5 (February 1st, 2012)

  • Mouse lock, relative mouse coordinates, right and middle click events - Infinite scrolling and new mouse events to enable first-person shooter experiences. Drivers gating for hardware acceleration relaxed to 1/1/2008*** Throttling event**** - This release introduces a new ThrottleEvent.

New in version 11.2.202.96 Beta 2 (November 23rd, 2011)

  • New features:
  • Mouse lock:
  • A new mouseLock property has been added to Stage.
  • To enable mouse locking set Stage.mouseLock to true. There are several rules which are applied here:
  • This property can only be set in full screen mode. It dispatches a runtime exception if it is called in non-full screen mode.
  • On mobile settings this property always throws an exception. The reason is simple: This feature can only work with a mouse type of devices and mobile devices do not have such a thing.
  • The property can be read in non-full screen mode. This allows developers to easily dispatch to alternative input methods if mouse locking is disabled externally for some reason.
  • When exiting full screen mode Stage.mouseLock is automatically set to false.
  • Note that while in full screen mode mouse event listeners attached to other display objects but the stage will not be dispatched. In other words to receive mouse deltas and any other mouse event while mouseLock is active you need to attach your mouse event listeners to the stage.
  • Relative mouse coordinates:
  • New properties (movementX and movementY) on MouseEvent.
  • When Stage.mouseLock == true:
  • MouseEvent.localX and MouseEvent.localY will contain 0.
  • MouseEvent.movementX and MouseEvent.movementY will contain delta values.
  • MouseEvent.movementX and MouseEvent.movementY are never transformed based on stage transformation, i.e. they always remain in screen space.
  • MouseEvent.movementX and MouseEvent.movementY will be 0 when Stage.mouseLock == false.
  • Situations where mouse locking is disabled automatically and the mouse cursor is made visible again:
  • When the user hits ESC.
  • When the window loses focus, for instance when the user hit CTRL-TAB.
  • When any settings UI is visible (that includes all privacy dialogs).When a native dialog is shown, for instance a file upload dialog.
  • Right and middle click events:
  • Just like with Adobe AIR, right and middle click events can now be used to inside Flash Player.
  • When a listener is registered to the MouseEvent.RIGHT_CLICK event, the native context menu will not show up, allowing you to create your own context menu.

New in version 11.1.102.55 (November 10th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • iOS5 support for AIR.
  • Security enhancements:
  • Described in Security Bulletin APSB11-28.
  • Security enhancements described in Security Bulletin APSB11-28 (you can find it at http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-28.html )
  • Fixed Issues:
  • AIR for iOS:
  • Fails to connect under the WiFi + Proxy RTMPT and RTMPS (2969731).
  • Flash Player desktop:
  • Video playback will be hidden under the browser when toggling between the tabs at full screen by shortcuts CTRL + TAB in IE9 (2965715).
  • Flash Player on Android:
  • Video Streaming issue on Samsung Galaxy S2. Audio plays, but no video (2985567).
  • Enable 1080p video for NVidia Tegra 3 chipset based devices (2985986).

New in version 11.2 Beta (October 27th, 2011)

  • Multithreaded Video Decoding (Windows, MacOS, Linux)* - The video decoding pipeline is now fully multi-threaded. This feature should improve the overall performance on all platforms. Note that this feature is a significant architecture change required for other future improvements.

New in version 11.0.1.152 (October 4th, 2011)

  • Stage 3D Accelerated Graphics Rendering (Player & AIR desktop + AIR for TV) — Stage 3D is a new architecture for hardware accelerated graphics rendering developed that provides a set of low-level APIs that enable advanced 2D and 3D rendering capabilities across screens and devices (desktop, mobile, and TV). Using Stage 3D, app and framework developers can now access high performance GPU hardware acceleration, enabling the creation of new classes of rich, interactive experiences. Note: Stage 3D for mobile versions of Flash Player & AIR will be enabled in a future release.
  • Flash Access Content Protection Support for Mobile — Flash Access content protection support is now available on mobile devices including Android powered smartphones and tablets. In addition, content protection is now supported on tablet devices powered by the BlackBerry® Tablet OS. Note: Flash Access for iOS is not supported at this time.
  • Flash Access Content Protection Enhancements — New Flash Access content protection features include key rotation support, V3 license chaining, domain support and enhanced output protection and device filtering.
  • Protected HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) — Protected HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) provides protection for streaming video across screens while eliminating the deployment complexity of a license server.
  • NetStream.dispose() — Similar to NetStream.close() except that it also clears up the last frame held up by NetStream to be displayed on the Video object. Use this instead of NetStream.close() if the NetStream is to be re-used for other streams later. It enforces garbage collection of the video frame and related decompressor objects. The video object will display a blank frame after the use of this method.
  • H.264/AVC Software Encoding for Cameras (desktop) — Stream high-quality video from your computer's camera with higher compression efficiency and industry stanard support, enabling both immersive real-time communications such as video chat/conferencing and live video broadcasts.
  • JPEG-XR support — Flash Player and AIR now include support for the JPEG-XR advanced image compression standard (International Standard ISO/IEC 29199-2). The computationally lightweight JPEG-XR format provides more efficient compression than JPEG, enables both lossy and lossless compression support, and adds support for alpha channel transparency.
  • Enhanced high resolution bitmap support — BitmapData objects are no longer limited to a maximum resolution of 16 megapixels (16,777,215 pixels), and maximum bitmap width/height is no longer limited to 8,191 pixels, enabling the development of apps that utilize very large bitmaps.
  • High efficiency SWF compression support — Developers can now take advantage of LZMA compression for their SWF files. LZMA compression can reduce SWF size by up to 40%, enabling users to benefit from richer experiences with shorter download times and reduced bandwidth consumption.
  • G.711 Audio Compression for Telephony — Support interoperability with legacy phone systems via the Flash Media Gateway (FMG) and other third-party clients (through the open RTMP protocol) without the need for transcoding.
  • Native JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) Support — Allows ActionScript developers to take advantage of high performance native parsing and generation of JSON-formatted data.
  • Garbage Collection Advice — Provides smoother, more responsive user experiences by allowing developers to provide hints to optimize garbage collection scheduling.
  • Cubic Bezier Curves — The cubicCurveTo drawing API allows developers to easily create complex cubic Beziers without requiring custom ActionScript code.
  • Secure Random Number Generator — Developers can now take advantage of cryptographically secure random number generation to build more secure algorithms and protocols..
  • Socket Progress Events — Improve management of data transfer using the Socket class by providing a new property to determine the number of bytes remaining in the write buffer and a new event for when data is being sent to the network layer. Using these new APIs, developers can build applications such as file transfer utilities that monitor socket progress and provide responsive feedback.
  • DisplayObjectContainer.removeChildren and MovieClip.isPlaying — DisplayObjectContainer now implements a removeChildren API allowing developers to quickly remove all of a container's children using a single API call. A new MovieClip.isPlaying property returns the MovieClip's current playing state.
  • New Features in Flash Player 11:
  • Native 64-bit Support (Flash Player desktop) — Take advantage of native support for 64-bit operating systems and 64-bit web browsers on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows.
  • Asynchronous Bitmap Decoding (new for Flash Player) — Improve app responsiveness and deliver smoother animation by decoding images on initial load instead of on demand. Images are cached as needed.
  • TLS Secure Sockets Support (new for Flash Player) — Enables secure communications for client/server applications.

New in version 10.3.183.10 (September 22nd, 2011)

  • Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Flash Player 10.3.183.7 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player 10.3.186.6 and earlier versions for Android. These vulnerabilities could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
  • Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 10.3.183.7 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris update to Adobe Flash Player 10.3.183.10. Users of Adobe Flash Player for Android 10.3.186.6 and earlier versions should update to Adobe Flash Player for Android 10.3.186.7.
  • This update resolves a universal cross-site scripting issue that could be used to take actions on a user's behalf on any website or webmail provider if the user visits a malicious website (CVE-2011-2444). There are reports that this issue is being exploited in the wild in active targeted attacks designed to trick the user into clicking on a malicious link delivered in an email message.
  • This update resolves an AVM stack overflow issue that may allow for remote code execution. (CVE-2011-2426).
  • This update resolves an AVM stack overflow issue that may lead to denial of service and code execution. (CVE-2011-2427).
  • This update resolves a logic error issue which causes a browser crash and may lead to code execution. (CVE-2011- 2428).
  • This update resolves a Flash Player security control bypass which could allow information disclosure. (CVE-2011-2429).
  • This update resolves a streaming media logic error vulnerability which could lead to code execution. (CVE-2011-2430).

New in version 11.0.r1.129 RC 1 (September 7th, 2011)

  • 16bit/32bit Setting — Provides an app descriptor setting for developers to control the color depth on Android (16bit and 32bit) for renderMode=cpu/auto . AIR 2.7 and older namespaces will default to 16bit color, whereas AIR 3.0 and newer namespaces will default to 32bit.
  • Stage3D MacOS performance — Improved the performance of Stage3D on MacOS. In some cases, up to 2x performance improvements. Please provide feedback.
  • Stage3D.transparent property removed — This feature will be reintroduced in a future release of Flash Player and Adobe AIR.
  • The new Matrix3D.copyRowFrom, copyRowTo, copyColumnTo, copyRowFrom were switched up — They now behave correctly, make sure to update your content accordingly.

New in version 11.0.d1.98 Beta 2 (August 10th, 2011)

  • Stage3D Accelerated Graphics Rendering (desktop) — Stage3D ("Molehill") is a new architecture for hardware accelerated graphics rendering developed by Adobe. Stage3D provides a set of low-level APIs that enable advanced 2D/3D rendering capabilities across screens and devices (desktop, mobile, and TV). It gives 2D and 3D app and framework developers access to high performance GPU hardware acceleration, enabling the creation of new classes of rich, interactive experiences. Note: Stage3D for mobile will be enabled in a future release.
  • Flash Access Content Protection Support for Mobile — Flash Access content protection support is now available on mobile devices.
  • H.264/AVC Software Encoding for Cameras (desktop) — Stream high quailty video from your computer's camera with higher compression efficiency and industry-wide support, enabling both immersive real-time communications (e.g., video chat and video conferencing) and live video broadcasts.
  • Native JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) Support — Allows ActionScript developers to take advantage of high performance native parsing and generation of JSON-formatted data. Developers can integrate existing data seamlessly into their projects.
  • G.711 Audio Compression for Telephony — Support interoperability with legacy phone systems via the Flash Media Gateway (FMG) and other third-party clients (through the open RTMP protocol) without the need for transcoding.
  • Garbage Collection Advice — Provides smoother, more responsive user experiences by allowing developers to provide hints to optimize garbage collection scheduling.
  • Cubic Bezier Curves — The cubicCurveTo drawing API allows developers can easily create complex cubic Beziers without requiring custom ActionScript code.
  • Secure Random Number Generator — Developers can now take advantage of cryptographically secure random number generation to build more secure algorithms and protocols.
  • Protected HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) and Flash Access Enhancements — Protected HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) provides protection for streaming video across screens while eliminating the deployment complexity of a license server. New Flash Access content protection features include key rotation support, V3 license chaining, domain support, and enhanced output protection and device filtering.
  • Socket Progress Events — Improve management of data transfer using the Socket class by providing a new property to determine the number of bytes remaining in the write buffer and a newevent for when data is being sent to the network layer. The new APIs allow applications can easily track progress and provide responsive feedback.
  • Native Text Input UI (mobile) — Mobile apps can now take advantage of the native text input controls on mobile platforms, including platform-specific user interaction behaviors such as magnification and text selection. Native text controls are available on Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS, and iOS operating systems.
  • JPEG-XR support — Flash Player and AIR now include support for the JPEG-XR advanced image compression standard (International Standard ISO/IEC 29199-2). The computationally lightweight JPEG-XR format provides more efficient compression than JPEG, enables both lossy and lossless compression support, and adds support for alpha channel transparency.
  • Enhanced high resolution bitmap support — BitmapData objects are no longer limited to a maximum resolution of 16 megapixels (16,777,215 pixels), and maximum bitmap width/height is no longer limited to 8,191 pixels, enabling the development of apps that utilize very large bitmaps.
  • High efficiency SWF compression support — Developers can now take advantage of LZMA compression for their SWF files. LZMA compression can reduce SWF size by up to 40%, enabling users to benefit from richer experiences with shorter download times and reduced bandwidth consumption.
  • DisplayObjectContainer.removeChildren and MovieClip.isPlaying — DisplayObjectContainer now implements a removeChildren API allowing developers to quickly remove all of a container's children using a single API call. A new MovieClip.isPlaying property returns the MovieClip's current playing state.
  • Native 64-bit Support (Flash Player desktop) — Take advantage of native support for 64-bit operating systems and 64-bit web browsers on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows.
  • Asynchronous Bitmap Decoding (new for Flash Player) — Improve app responsiveness and deliver smoother animation by decoding images on initial load instead of on demand. Images are cached as needed.
  • TLS Secure Sockets Support (new for Flash Player) — Enables secure communications for client/server applications.
  • Security Enhancements
  • This version of Flash Player includes security enhancements described in Security Bulletins APSB11-12 andAPSB11-21.
  • This version of AIR includes security improvements described in Security Bulletins APSB11- 12 and APSB11-21.

New in version 11.0.1.60 Beta 1 (July 14th, 2011)

  • New features:
  • Native 64-bit Support (Flash Player desktop)— Take advantage of native support for 64-bit operating
  • systems and 64-bit web browsers on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows.
  • Asynchronous Bitmap Decoding (new for Flash Player)— Improve app responsiveness and deliver
  • smoother animation by decoding images on initial load instead of on demand. Images are cached as needed.
  • TLS Secure Sockets Support (new for Flash Player)— Enables secure communications for client/server applications
  • Security enhancements:
  • This version of Flash Player includes security enhancements described in Security Bulletin APSB11-12.

New in version 10.3.181.26 (June 15th, 2011)

  • Media Measurement
  • Acoustic Echo Cancellation
  • Integration with browser privacy controls for managing local storage
  • Native Control Panel
  • Auto-Update notification for Mac OS

New in version 10.3.181.22 (June 6th, 2011)

  • Release date: June 5, 2011
  • Vulnerability identifier: APSB11-13
  • CVE number: CVE-2011-2107
  • Platform: All Platforms
  • Summary:
  • An important vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.16 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player 10.3.185.22 and earlier versions for Android. This universal cross-site scripting vulnerability (CVE-2011-2107) could be used to take actions on a user's behalf on any website or webmail provider, if the user visits a malicious website. There are reports that this vulnerability is being exploited in the wild in active targeted attacks designed to trick the user into clicking on a malicious link delivered in an email message.

New in version 11.0.1.3 Pre (May 18th, 2011)

  • Introduces several new features in addition to the "Molehill" 3D APIs

New in version 10.3.181.14 (May 18th, 2011)

  • Media measurement (new in desktop only):
  • Measure video more easily. Media Measurement for Adobe Flash allows companies to get real-time, aggregated reporting of how their video content is distributed, what the audience reach is, and how much video is played. With Adobe Flash Player 10.3 and Adobe SiteCatalyst, powered by Omniture, developers can implement video analytics for websites with as little as two lines of code. Analytics solution providers can use a set of new open APIs to easily implement consistent video analytics regardless of implementation or delivery protocol.
  • Acoustic echo cancellation (new in desktop only):
  • Create real-time online collaboration experiences with high-quality audio, such as telephony, in-game voice chat, and group conferencing applications for desktop PCs. Developers can take advantage of acoustic echo cancellation, noise suppression, voice activity detection, and automatic compensation for various microphone input levels. End users will be able to experience higher quality audio, facilitating smoother conversation flow, without using a headset.
  • Support for mobile platforms:
  • Enable content to reach users across a range of mobile devices, including netbooks, tablets, and smartphones virtually anywhere. Targeted mobile operating systems for Flash Player include Android, BlackBerry TabletOS, and HP webOS.* A porting kit and Linux based reference implementation is available to Open Screen Project partners to port Flash Player to other platforms.
  • Simplified local storage management (new in desktop only):
  • Get more control over user privacy with a simpler way to clear local storage from the browser settings interface — similar to how users clear their browser cookies today. It integrates control of local storage with the browser's privacy settings in Mozilla Firefox 4, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 and later, Google Chrome 11 (available in Dev Channel), and a future release of Apple Safari.
  • Local settings manager (new in desktop only):
  • Manage Flash Player privacy, security, and storage settings more easily with streamlined controls. Users can access the Flash Player Settings Manager directly from the Control Panel or System Preferences on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers.
  • Auto-update notification for Mac OS (new in desktop only):
  • Stay current more easily with new features and capabilities thanks to support for automatic notification of software updates on Mac OS.

New in version 10.3 RC 1 (April 21st, 2011)

  • Enhanced user privacy protection and new features such as enabling high-quality audio for live conferencing use cases.

New in version 10.2.152 RC (January 12th, 2011)

  • This prerelease is designed to capture feedback on a future release of Flash Player. The technology is not final therefore we do not recommend tha this release be used on productions systems or for any mission-critical work.

New in version 10.2.151 Beta 1 (December 1st, 2010)

  • Stage Video hardware acceleration — A new method for video playback in Flash Player will allow developers to leverage complete hardware acceleration of the video rendering pipeline, enabling best-in-class playback performance. Stage Video can dramatically decrease processor usage and enables higher frame rates, reduced memory usage, and greater pixel fidelity and quality.
  • Internet Explorer 9 hardware accelerated rendering support — Flash Player takes advantage of hardware accelerated graphics in Internet Explorer 9, utilizing hardware rendering surfaces to improve graphics performance and enable seamless composition.
  • Native custom mouse cursors — Developers can define custom native mouse cursors, enabling user experience enhancements and improving performance.
  • Support for full screen mode with multiple monitors — Full screen content will remain in full-screen on secondary monitors, allowing users to watch full-screen content while working on another display.

New in version 10.2.161.23 Pre2 (September 28th, 2010)

  • Updated to include the security enhancements described in Security Bulletin APSB10-22. In addition, 32-bit content debuggers are now available in this preview.
  • 64-bit support — Native support for 64-bit operating systems and 64-bit web browsers on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows.
  • Internet Explorer 9 hardware accelerated rendering support — Enhanced support for Internet Explorer 9 Beta. It takes advantage of hardware accelerated graphics in Internet Explorer 9 Beta, utilizing hardware rendering surfaces to improve graphics performance and enable seamless composition.

New in version 10.1.85.3 (September 21st, 2010)

  • A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player 10.1.82.76 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player 10.1.92.10 for Android. This vulnerability also affects Adobe Reader 9.3.4 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, and Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh. This vulnerability (CVE-2010-2884) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild against Adobe Flash Player on Windows. Adobe is not aware of any attacks exploiting this vulnerability against Adobe Reader or Acrobat to date.
  • Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 10.1.82.76 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris update to Adobe Flash Player 10.1.85.3, and users of Adobe Flash Player 10.1.92.10 for Android update to Adobe Flash Player 10.1.95.1.

New in version 10.2.161.22S6.0 Pre1 (September 16th, 2010)

  • 64-bit support — Native support for 64-bit operating systems and 64-bit web browsers on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows.

New in version 10.1.53.64 (June 11th, 2010)

  • Developer Productivity:
  • Global error handler:
  • The new global error handler enables developers to write a single handler to process all runtime errors that were not part of a try/catch statement. Improve application reliability and user experience by catching and handling unexpected runtime errors and present custom error messages. When using the global error handler in a SWF running in the debug player, error pop-ups will not be shown.
  • Globalization support:
  • New ActionScript globalization APIs allow Flash Player to use the values chosen in the operating system preferences to process text and lists and present information based on location context, without any knowledge of locale requirements. Choose a specific format independent of the currently selected locale on the operating system. Locale specific information and processing can include: date, time, currency and number formatting; currency and number parsing; string comparison for sorting or searching for text; and upper/lower case conversions.
  • Designed for Mobility:
  • To make it possible to deploy SWF content on smartphones and other mobile devices that have limited processing power and memory availability compared to PCs, a tremendous amount of work has gone into to making Flash Player 10.1 “ready for mobility”. This work includes performance improvements, such as rendering, scripting, memory, start-up time, battery and CPU optimizations, in addition to hardware acceleration of graphics and video. Improvements in memory utilization and management, start-up time, CPU usage, and rendering/scripting performance benefit PCs as well as mobile devices.
  • Flash Player 10.1 also introduces new mobile-ready features that take advantage of native device capabilities – including support for multi-touch, gestures, mobile input models, and accelerometer input – bringing unprecedented creative control and expressiveness to the mobile browsing experience.
  • Mobile text input:
  • Flash Player 10.1 provides support for use of native device virtual keyboards with TextField support if no physical keyboard is detected. A virtual keyboard is automatically raised and lowered in response to focus changes on text fields when editing text on mobile devices supporting a virtual keyboard to enable unobstructed and intuitive text editing. The focused text field is centered in the visible region of the page and appropriately zoomed/scrolled to ensure it is not obscured by the virtual keyboard. Upon screen rotation, incoming calls, or other system events, any already existing text input is retained. The virtual keyboard works with TextField but does not currently work with the Text Layout Framework or other Flash Text Engine text.
  • Multi-touch and gestures:
  • Developers can take advantage of the latest hardware and operating system user interaction capabilities using new ActionScript 3 APIs for multi-touch and native gesture events. Create multi-touch aware content for a wide range of devices and multi-touch capable machines running Microsoft Windows 7. Interact with multiple objects simultaneously or work with native gestures, such as pinch, scroll, rotate, scale and two-finger tap. Multi-touch support in Flash Player 10.1 is not available for Android.
  • Accelerometer input:
  • A new Accelerometer class allows developers to read acceleration values in X, Y and Z axes from native device accelerometer sensors in ActionScript. Leverage accelerometer input on supported devices for user input control. Developers can specify the rate of accelerometer updates to conserve battery life.
  • Optimized SWF management for mobile:
  • Flash Player 10.1 optimizes SWF loading and playback for mobile CPU and memory limitations to provide a better user experience. Instances are loaded or deferred based on SWF priority, visibility and available memory and CPU resources to enable more immediate browsing experiences without waiting for every SWF on a page to load. Developers can indicate SWF priority through a new HTML parameter, hasPriority. Deferred instances are loaded after the HTML page load is complete, and offscreen and invisible instances are started when they become visible. Flash Player will also automatically pause SWF playback it is not in view or the foreground application, for example when a call is received or alarm goes off, to reduce CPU utilization, battery usage and memory usage.
  • Sleep mode:
  • The Flash Player timer slows down when the mobile device goes into screen-saver or similar mode to reduce CPU and battery consumption on mobile devices. The timer returns to the default setting when a wake-up event is triggered. There is no interruption in audio/video playback. Incoming phone calls pause Flash Player.
  • Graphics hardware acceleration:
  • A GPU-based vector renderer replaces the software renderer on smartphones and other mobile devices, resulting in faster rendering performance for more expressive user experiences while consuming less power. Supports hardware acceleration of all rendering, including vector graphics, bitmaps, 3D effects, filters, color transforms, alpha, device and embedded text, Saffron type, and cacheAsBitmap. Implementation of graphics hardware acceleration will be dependent on the graphics silicon vendor of the device. This feature is not available for Android devices.
  • H.264 video hardware decoding:
  • Flash Player 10.1 introduces hardware-based H.264 video decoding to deliver smooth, high quality video with minimal overhead across supported mobile devices and PCs. Using available hardware to decode video offloads tasks from the CPU, improving video playback performance, reducing system resource utilization, and preserving battery life. H.264 video hardware acceleration is not supported on the Nexus One at this time.
  • Out-of-memory management:
  • Flash Player 10.1 prevents out-of-memory browser crashes by shutting down instances where a SWF attempts to allocate more memory than is available on the device. When a SWF tries to allocate more memory than is available on a device, Flash Player 10.1 adds logic to shut down Flash Player to prevent the browser from crashing. Users will receive notification to restart the SWF, or will see a notice to refresh the page if all instances must be shutdown.
  • Expanded Options for High Quality Media Delivery:
  • Flash Player 10.1 includes a number of media quality of service improvements and is ready to take advantage of upcoming media delivery technologies to provide new ways to deliver rich media experiences and create new business models. With new HTTP streaming and content protection features, premium audio and video content can be securely delivered within the browser. Streaming performance is enhanced with improved support for live events, buffer control and peer assisted networking. Network context-aware services will enable smooth, uninterrupted media playback and improved resource utilization on mobile devices.
  • Peer-assisted networking:
  • (requires Stratus)
  • The RTMFP protocol now supports groups, which enables an application to segment its users to send messages and data only between members of the group. Application level multicast provides one (or a few) -to-many streaming of continuous live video and audio live video chat using RTMFP groups.
  • HTTP streaming:
  • HTTP streaming enables delivery of video-on-demand and live streaming using standard HTTP servers, or from HTTP servers at CDNs, leveraging standard HTTP infrastructure and SWF-level playback components. The addition of HTTP streaming will enable expanded protocol options to deliver live and recorded media to Flash Player, including full content protection for HTTP streamed video with Flash Access 2.0.
  • Stream reconnect:
  • (Requires FMS 3.5.3 server)
  • Stream reconnect allows an RTMP stream to continue to play through the buffer even if the connection is disrupted, thereby making media experiences more tolerant of short term network failures and enabling non-disruptive video playback. When a connection is re-established the stream resumes playback. Developers can add re-connection logic in ActionScript to re-establish server connection and resume streaming without any disruption in the video.
  • Smart seek:
  • (Requires FMS 3.5.3 server):
  • Smart seek allows you to seek within the buffer and introduces a new "back" buffer so you can easily rewind or fast forward video without going back to the server, reducing the start time after a seek. Smart seek can speed and improve the seeking performance of streamed videos and enable the creation of slow motion, double time, or “instant replay” experiences for streaming video.
  • Buffered stream catch-up:
  • Buffered stream catch-up allows developers to set a target latency threshold that triggers slightly accelerated video playback to ensure that live video streaming stays in sync with real time over extended playback periods.
  • Fast Switch (formerly Dynamic Streaming enhancements):
  • (Requires FMS 4 server)
  • The Dynamic Streaming capability introduced in Flash Player 10 and FMS 3.5 is enhanced to improve switching times between bitrates, reducing the time to receive the best viewing experience for available bandwidth and processing speed. Users no longer need to wait for the buffer to play through, resulting in a faster bitrate transition time and an uninterrupted video playback experience, regardless of bandwidth fluctuations.

New in version 10.1 "Gala" RC (April 29th, 2010)

  • Introduces support for H.264 video hardware decoding on Mac OS X 10.6.3.
  • In this preview release, you will be able to recognize when hardware decoding is in use when you see a small white square appear in the upper left corner of a video.

New in version 10.1 RC (April 6th, 2010)

  • Installation:
  • In some circumstances, Flash Player will not install on Windows Vista. (2563102)
  • Installers require administrator rights and should never launch on restricted user accounts (with UAC off) on Windows Vista or Windows 7.
  • Graphics:
  • DisplayObjects with overlapping strokes sometimes disappears when redrawn
  • [FP-3621] Removing and re-adding a Flash movie from the DOM using removeChild and appendChild causes display issues in Internet Explorer
  • [FP-2290] PerspectiveProjections have problems with click events
  • 3D Facebook game renders incorrectly in Beta 1 and Beta 2 (http://apps.facebook.com/dealornodeallive/)
  • 'Show Redraw Regions' draws on the entire swf even though only a part of it is changing. (1935032)
  • Images render blank when scaled to specific sizes see example. (2201051)
  • Networking:
  • [FP-4053] Flash player crashes after network cable is unplugged. (2570447)
  • The Settings dialog doesn’t correctly allow Local Storage requests. (2485167)
  • [FP-1050, FP-1358] Escalation - Active Directory is causing Local Shared Objects to fail when the information is saved on a network location. (2411638)
  • Safari Only: File Reference upload test always results in a cancelled event. (2467129)
  • Time stamp doesn't get properly set in the request using URLRequestHeader. (2200991)
  • FileReference.download does not return an error even it doesn't have enough space to save the file to download. (2316411)
  • [FP-1585] loaderInfo Event.COMPLETE not dispatched if wmode is "transparent" or "opaque". (2345794)
  • [FP-2746] Multi-domain inter-VM LocalConnection failure (2446591)
  • Audio/Video:
  • [FP-3923] Flash Player crashing with video sites such as YouTube and Vimeo on Transmeta CPU-based device (2558230)
  • [FP-3912][Mac] Crash on visitprovence.com after music stops (2557133)
  • [FP-3822] Flash Player crashes when returning from the SampleDataEvent.SAMPLE_DATA listener including the buffer writing and the call of SoundChannel.stop().(2551439)
  • Some videos do not playback through hardware correctly on CBS.com. (2575332)
  • Seeking on some Hulu videos produces artifacts on systems with ATI GPUs. (2543121)
  • [FP-4141] Playing or stopping progressive audio playback in one browser tab can stop a FMS stream in another (2582132)
  • Some videos on abc.com do not load. (2551592)
  • Some YouTube videos display incorrect alignment of portions of a video frame (tearing) on the Mac when in full screen. (2556963)
  • [FP-3199] On Mac OS 10.6, when viewing video on a secondary monitor, going to fullscreen causes it to jump to the primary monitor. (2501177)
  • Flex 3 Video component doesn’t properly receive events from the Player. (2563564)
  • [FP-3762] Broadcom CrystalHD Video Decoder bcm70010/bcm70012 is not engaged for H.264 hardware decoding. (2577562)
  • [FP-4123] Video playback either freezes or screen becomes green on abc.com, audio seems to be still playing. (2582949)
  • [FP-1844] Certain webcams cause Flash to crash. (2552925)
  • [FP-3567] Firefox Crash/Hang when running music on Playlist.com
  • [FP-3921] Flash Player 10.1 beta 2 crashes Internet Explorer 8 in 32bit mode on Playlist.com
  • In Firefox, clicking quickly on the stop music / play music button before it has completed loading the music, causes a crash (Bugzilla 542164)
  • [FP-3675] Windows energy saving does not work after viewing video in full-screen mode
  • Support for the Broadcom BCM70015 (“FLEA”) hardware decoder support is not yet enabled.
  • NetStream.Buffer.Full event is not fired correctly. Site in question - http://www.cracked.com/video_18108_the-battle-h-town.html. (2501240)
  • On Broadcom graphics accelerators, NetStream.Step.Notify event doesn’t fire when seeking backwards on video playback.
  • Video loads slowly or crashes on Internet Explorer when using Nvidia graphics card.
  • Systems with NVidia graphics processors crash on certain videos on dailymotion.com
  • Toggling between SD and HD on youtube.com causes a crash on Broadcom Graphics Accelerators.
  • Audio Stream stays open when playback is paused not allowing computers to be place to sleep
  • Clicking on/off HQ or HD button on some of the Youtube and CastTV.com trailer videos causes intermittent crash.
  • On certain graphics cards, green artifacts appear when seeking in video.
  • [FP-1399] Videos on nbc.com do not play on Linux OSes.
  • With hardware decoding, cbs.com pause/play video buttons and seeking function intermittently.
  • On Systems with XP and ATI Graphics cards, hulu.com video can hang after a seek
  • On systems with a Broadcom Graphics Accelerator, seeking on youtube.com videos can result in a crash.
  • On the Mac PPC, Safari crashes when streaming a video from some web pages
  • Audio sync issues when streaming FLV over RTMPE on systems with a Broadcom Graphics Accelerator.
  • Some videos have their first few frames dropped on systems with a Broadcom Graphics Accelerator.
  • Some videos crash intermittently on a Broadcom Graphcis Accelerator.
  • [FP-3081] Some videos on http://www.cbc.ca/video/ never begin playing on Linux OSes
  • Americanidol.com videos play only on mouse move in Firefox browser in Vista 64-bit OS
  • Video freezes sometimes when using multi-bit rate streaming in conjunction with hardware video decoding. (2484960)
  • Scaling of videos (fullscreen) causes blockiness or pixilation. (2486489)
  • Youtube video stalls after seek backwards. (2470348)
  • Calling close after calling seek without calling play first won't actually close stream. (2201102)
  • Attaching and detaching Audio while publishing with record option leads to loss of data. (2216926)
  • Problem in playing only audio or only video after audio video h264 streaming in same subscriber. (2217003)
  • When AAC is published from FME, setting buffer from default or 0 to something else e.g. 1 causes playback stop with buffer length growing. (2296673)
  • Play video then stop, remove from the display list, the CPU usage is about 2.5 - 3.8% higher then before playing the video. (2314914) Live mp3 playback loses audio after 20 min or so. (2341618)
  • [FP-220] Video stops playing if one right clicks in the browser, even if its in a different tab. (2384290)
  • Screen dimming while playing video in fullscreen mode. (1935054)
  • Audio playback worsens on Mac while switching browser tabs with certain videos. (2275111)
  • [FP-178] -Video.clear fails. Clears only 1 pixel when Video.smoothing = true. (2200576)
  • [FP-1936] win32 microphone deadlocks on unplug active USB microphone. (2200836)
  • Text/Text Input:
  • Textfields uneditable when using Mac OS 10.5 with Chrome browser. (2586905)
  • On Japanese systems, some fonts are incorrectly mapped to device fonts. (2582146)
  • Inline graphics are improperly positioned in a TextLine if the parent movie clip is rotated or skewed. (2557265)
  • [FP-3742, FP-3186] Characters appearing twice when typing in a text input field
  • Escaping and then unescaping 4 Japanese characters doesn't unescape the last character. (2504228)
  • In multiline input text field, 'End' key does not work correctly. It moves caret to left of last character.
  • [FP-3562] In certain situations (https://www.oceaniacruises.com/ships/dining.aspx) only one text line displayed in fields with multiple lines.
  • [FP-777] Truncation occurs on fonts using advanced anti-aliasing in TextField instances with the autoSize property set to true. (1932320)
  • High memory usage when using a longer string in TextLine. (1779180)
  • Text with tracking applied does not align to tab stops correctly. (1883771)
  • Tracking should not visible after the last character of tcy block. (1894774)
  • ElementFormat.trackingLeft and ElementFormat.trackingRight are incorrectly applied to GraphicElement. (1906889)
  • Justify all lines with "Track Right" and "Track Left" leave an empty space after and before each line respectively. (1907579)
  • Kinsoku Can't-Begin-Line character and Can't End-Line character. settings is ignored if a character in front or after is tcy. (1916601)
  • FTE TextLine.textWidth exceeds the specified width causing horizontal scrolling problem for Gumbo TextArea. (1929381)
  • [FP-836, FP-838] Player needs Unicode character input: Hindi, and Maltese characters with accents do not show up properly. (2200969)
  • [FP-40, FP-501] Cannot enter Chinese characters MS IME or even the @ symbol on a German keyboard in input field on Firefox when wmode is set. (2216616)
  • Arial Black is not being measured correctly when used with FTE and TCAL/TLE, etc (2216941)
  • [SDK-18311] Setting scrollRect or mask on a DisplayObject breaks sub-pixel font rendering. (2273704)
  • Soft hyphenations don't appear in one-word text lines. (2363098)
  • SWF built to use CharacterRange and new InteractiveObject methods for IME and MSAA support won't run on Flash Player 10.0.22. (2399753)
  • [FP-1877] Can't input Japanese characters in text field if wmode "opaque" or "transparent" is set true except IE. (2405319)
  • [FP-40] International text entry broken in Linux reports in Flash Player 9.0.48 or higher. (2201048)
  • On Mac, a textInput event is fired after the users presses Command+Z. On other platforms, this event is suppressed. (1905332)
  • TextLine using Bauhaus 93 font causes runtime exception. (2266418)
  • Double byte characters can't be input in Firefox Mac. (2366116)
  • TextField variable performance issue. (1455343)
  • Key-in 80 2-byte Chinese characters with MS Pinyin IME 2003 , display as "?" on Windows XP and Vista in terms. (1639284)
  • Event flash.events.IMEEvent.IME_COMPOSITION does not fire in 'test movie’ in Flash Professional when composing Chinese, even using MS Pinyin IME 3.0. (1646878)
  • Arabic vocalization diacritics Tashkil are not rendered correctly. (1930910)
  • TextInput is newly broken in IE8 when running flash content in any windowless mode. (1933447)
  • Pressing ALT deletes selected text from a TextInput when wmod=transparent. (2200014)
  • Ideographic Space AKA Full Size Double Byte Space is changed into "@" with IE7, Flash 10 and WinXP. (2257161)
  • Cursor and selection behavior is incorrect around control spaces. (2273650)
  • General:
  • General stability and performance improvements
  • Improvements to performance involving object creation.
  • Many issues involving video playback have been fixed in this release, and users may need to get updated video drivers ATI, NVidia, Broadcom, or Intel.
  • Flash Player crashes on PPC when visiting netcombo.globo.com (2413326)
  • On Max OS 10.6, the Flash Player may crash with some content when refreshing Safari 4. (2593045)
  • Mac crashes on file upload. (2551342)
  • Crash on Kongregate.com when game starts. (2513781)
  • Crash during JavaScript animation with Flash content on Windows Mozilla browser. (2444251) [Bugzilla 487938]
  • Crash from http://kingofads.doritos.co.uk/video/1699695476.
  • registerClassAlias encountering null CodeContexts. (2536419)
  • [FP-3631] Mouse hide does not function when wmode = transparent on Chrome Browser. (2530721)
  • On Mac OS 10.6, when going to fullscreen from Safari, the mouse cursor doesn’t disappear as expected. (2559389)
  • Full screen rendering fails on some PowerPC configurations. (2575377)
  • [FP-3985] Removing and re-adding a Flash movie from the DOM using removeChild and appendChild causes display issues in Internet Explorer. (2562426)
  • [FP-4006] For the Plugin player on Windows and Mac, portions of www.burton.com do not render. (2569188)
  • [FP-3897] Full screen mode on secondary monitor incorrectly references to primary monitor for mouse interactions on the Mac OS. (2569371)
  • RegisterClassAlias does not work in child applications in a separate ApplicationDomain. (2200730)
  • On Mac OS, there is considerable latency in closing tabs with instance-heavy pages. (2579652)
  • [FP-3732] JavascriptFlashGateway.swf does not forward messages from JavaScript to Flash if it is not (2538746).
  • [FP-383] ExternalInterface.objectID is not set
  • Performance has decreased for the ByteArray and Vector objects. (2498076)
  • Settings UI does not respond to clicks. Firefox Only / PPC. (2501976)
  • [FP-3226] Flash objects have to be clicked once before interaction is possible using the mouse
  • Clipboard keyboard shortcuts don't function in Safari 3 and Safari 4. (2472648)
  • [FP-3354] Certain games at the Atari site can cause a crash
  • [FP-3411] Performance of ByteArray and Vector classes dramatically lower than Flash Player 10. Runtime error 1221 is thrown on every third loaded image
  • Performance of describeType() has degraded.
  • File Reference filtering does not work properly on Mac OS.
  • [Bugzilla 539328] describeType(Interface) output changed in FP v10.1
  • [Bugzilla 487938] On Windows, invoking a modal dialog during a JavaScript animation with SWF content causes Firefox to crash
  • [FP-792] Class registered with registerClassAlias is accessible through different application domain.
  • [FP-3238] FileReference.download defaultFileName is broken in OS X.
  • Rollover events don’t work properly in Mac OS X and Firefox in certain circumstances
  • AMF serialization doesn't work correctly with multiple ApplicationDomains
  • jibjab.com videos control toolbar does not respond properly to the mouse moves in IE browser
  • On Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6, In the Google Chrome or Opera browsers, right-clicking to brings up the context menu at the bottom left of the desktop.
  • [Bugzilla 534857] Flash Player Beta 10.1 disables Crash-reporter (Breakpad) in Firefox on Windows
  • ActionScript object creation in 10.1 is more than 50% slower than it was in 10.0
  • [FP-3526] On the Mac OS with Firefox, Flash Player playback pauses when bookmarks opened
  • [FP-3530] Safari crashes or quit suddenly on the Mac when switching to next scenario during play of http://www.scarygirl.com/world.php
  • [FP-3568] Some games fail to load (http://www.greatdaygames.com/games/alus-revenge.aspx) in Internet Explorer.
  • [FP-2118] FileReference.upload does not support files 0-bytes in size. (2422598)
  • Cannot do paste with keyboard shortcut (CMD+v) in Flash Player applications on Safari/Mac. (2472939)
  • Clipboard keyboard shortcuts don't function in Safari3 and 4. (2472648)
  • Flash Player now offers scroll-wheel support in browsers that support Cocoa events, such as Apple's Safari 4 browser.
  • flash.trace.Trace doesn't return packages for methods in the classes which are internal. (2200893)
  • rollOut not received when a hovered descendant is removed from the display list. (2344043)
  • [FP-2563] Saving a SharedObject larger than 10MB always returns "SharedObject.Flush.Failed" from Local Storage increase dialog. (2449156)
  • General webcam/microphone functionality not working. (2201070)
  • [FP-922] mouseX, mouseY value changes on external click in Mac plug-in. (2200963)
  • [FP-2009] CPU Utilization in an idle app is more than expected on Mac. (2294236)
  • Objects with negative origins fall out of the tab order. (2200980)
  • [FP-1034, FP-809] Flash Player can not save over files initially saved with a browser IE 7 on a clean Vista Home machine or Ultimate Vista with UAC enabled. (2217092)
  • Stage-placed SimpleButton references not defined in time for frame scripts (2275212)
  • [FP-1633] Full screen message is not localized in Czech.(2289525)
  • [FP-2630] Capabilities.os doesn't return specific Windows 7 string, but just a generic "Windows" string instead. (2328444)
  • [FP-2428] Buttons are null when navigating from frame to frame if a button contains a MovieClip. (2389049)
  • Pressing a key causes a Sprite to be pinned in memory. (2302574)
  • Page Down and Page Up keys do not trigger key events when testing with Safari. (2309814)
  • [FP-702] PrintJob page size incorrectly returns values that include non printable margins. (2201057)
  • [FP-1025] Player 10 detection failure after reboot, Vista. (1938166)
  • Browser
  • [FP-3765] Full screen mode doesn't work in Chrome
  • Firefox crashes when visiting Blackberry site while spoofing as IE (Bugzilla 476580)
  • In Chrome, Flash Player crash @ memcpy (29556)

New in version 10.1.51.95 Beta 3 (February 24th, 2010)

  • Installation:
  • Installers require administrator rights and should never launch on restricted user accounts (with UAC off) on Windows Vista or Windows 7.
  • Graphics:
  • DisplayObjects with overlapping strokes sometimes disappears when redrawn
  • [FP-3621] Removing and re-adding a Flash movie from the DOM using removeChild and appendChild causes display issues in Internet Explorer
  • [FP-2290] PerspectiveProjections have problems with click events
  • 3D Facebook game renders incorrectly in Beta 1 and Beta 2 (http://apps.facebook.com/dealornodeallive/)
  • 'Show Redraw Regions' draws on the entire swf even though only a part of it is changing. (1935032)
  • Images render blank when scaled to specific sizes see example. (2201051)
  • Networking:
  • The Settings dialog doesn’t correctly allow Local Storage requests. (2485167)
  • [FP-1050, FP-1358] Escalation - Active Directory is causing Local Shared Objects to fail when the information is saved on a network location. (2411638)
  • Safari Only: File Reference upload test always results in a cancelled event. (2467129)
  • Time stamp doesn't get properly set in the request using URLRequestHeader. (2200991)
  • FileReference.download does not return an error even it doesn't have enough space to save the file to download. (2316411)
  • [FP-1585] loaderInfo Event.COMPLETE not dispatched if wmode is "transparent" or "opaque". (2345794)
  • [FP-2746] Multi-domain inter-VM LocalConnection failure (2446591)
  • Audio/Video:
  • [FP-3567] Firefox Crash/Hang when running music on Playlist.com
  • [FP-3921] Flash Player 10.1 beta 2 crashes Internet Explorer 8 in 32bit mode on Playlist.com
  • In Firefox, clicking quickly on the stop music / play music button before it has completed loading the music, causes a crash (Bugzilla 542164)
  • [FP-3675] Windows energy saving does not work after viewing video in full-screen mode
  • Support for the Broadcom BCM70015 (“FLEA”) hardware decoder support is not yet enabled.
  • NetStream.Buffer.Full event is not fired correctly. Site in question - http://www.cracked.com/video_18108_the-battle-h-town.html. (2501240)
  • On Broadcom graphics accelerators, NetStream.Step.Notify event doesn’t fire when seeking backwards on video playback.
  • Video loads slowly or crashes on Internet Explorer when using Nvidia graphics card. Systems with NVidia graphics processors crash on certain videos on dailymotion.com
  • Toggling between SD and HD on youtube.com causes a crash on Broadcom Graphics Accelerators.
  • Audio Stream stays open when playback is paused not allowing computers to be place to sleep
  • Clicking on/off HQ or HD button on some of the Youtube and CastTV.com trailer videos causes intermittent crash.
  • On certain graphics cards, green artifacts appear when seeking in video.
  • [FP-1399] Videos on nbc.com do not play on Linux OSes.
  • With hardware decoding, cbs.com pause/play video buttons and seeking function intermittently.
  • On Systems with XP and ATI Graphics cards, hulu.com video can hang after a seek
  • On systems with a Broadcom Graphics Accelerator, seeking on youtube.com videos can result in a crash.
  • On the Mac PPC, Safari crashes when streaming a video from some web pages
  • Audio sync issues when streaming FLV over RTMPE on systems with a Broadcom Graphics Accelerator.
  • Some videos have their first few frames dropped on systems with a Broadcom Graphics Accelerator.
  • Some videos crash intermittently on a Broadcom Graphcis Accelerator.
  • [FP-3081] Some videos on http://www.cbc.ca/video/ never begin playing on Linux OSes
  • Americanidol.com videos play only on mouse move in Firefox browser in Vista 64-bit OS
  • Video freezes sometimes when using multi-bit rate streaming in conjunction with hardware video decoding. (2484960)
  • Scaling of videos (fullscreen) causes blockiness or pixilation. (2486489)
  • Youtube video stalls after seek backwards. (2470348)
  • Calling close after calling seek without calling play first won't actually close stream. (2201102)
  • Attaching and detaching Audio while publishing with record option leads to loss of data. (2216926)
  • Problem in playing only audio or only video after audio video h264 streaming in same subscriber. (2217003)
  • When AAC is published from FME, setting buffer from default or 0 to something else e.g. 1 causes playback stop with buffer length growing. (2296673)
  • Play video then stop, remove from the display list, the CPU usage is about 2.5 - 3.8% higher then before playing the video. (2314914)
  • Live mp3 playback loses audio after 20 min or so. (2341618)
  • [FP-220] Video stops playing if one right clicks in the browser, even if its in a different tab. (2384290)
  • Screen dimming while playing video in fullscreen mode. (1935054)
  • Audio playback worsens on Mac while switching browser tabs with certain videos. (2275111)
  • [FP-178] -Video.clear fails. Clears only 1 pixel when Video.smoothing = true. (2200576)
  • [FP-1936] win32 microphone deadlocks on unplug active USB microphone. (2200836)
  • Text/Text Input:
  • [FP-3742, FP-3186] Characters appearing twice when typing in a text input field
  • Escaping and then unescaping 4 Japanese characters doesn't unescape the last character. (2504228)
  • In multiline input text field, 'End' key does not work correctly. It moves caret to left of last character.
  • [FP-3562] In certain situations (https://www.oceaniacruises.com/ships/dining.aspx) only one text line displayed in fields with multiple lines.
  • [FP-777] Truncation occurs on fonts using advanced anti-aliasing in TextField instances with the autoSize property set to true. (1932320)
  • High memory usage when using a longer string in TextLine. (1779180)
  • Text with tracking applied does not align to tab stops correctly. (1883771)
  • Tracking should not visible after the last character of tcy block. (1894774)
  • ElementFormat.trackingLeft and ElementFormat.trackingRight are incorrectly applied to GraphicElement. (1906889)
  • Justify all lines with "Track Right" and "Track Left" leave an empty space after and before each line respectively. (1907579)
  • Kinsoku Can't-Begin-Line character and Can't End-Line character. settings is ignored if a character in front or after is tcy. (1916601)
  • FTE TextLine.textWidth exceeds the specified width causing horizontal scrolling problem for Gumbo TextArea. (1929381)
  • [FP-836, FP-838] Player needs Unicode character input: Hindi, and Maltese characters with accents do not show up properly. (2200969)
  • [FP-40, FP-501] Cannot enter Chinese characters MS IME or even the @ symbol on a German keyboard in input field on Firefox when wmode is set. (2216616)
  • Arial Black is not being measured correctly when used with FTE and TCAL/TLE, etc (2216941)
  • [SDK-18311] Setting scrollRect or mask on a DisplayObject breaks sub-pixel font rendering. (2273704)
  • Soft hyphenations don't appear in one-word text lines. (2363098)
  • SWF built to use CharacterRange and new InteractiveObject methods for IME and MSAA support won't run on Flash Player 10.0.22. (2399753)
  • [FP-1877] Can't input Japanese characters in text field if wmode "opaque" or "transparent" is set true except IE. (2405319)
  • [FP-40] International text entry broken in Linux reports in Flash Player 9.0.48 or higher. (2201048)
  • On Mac, a textInput event is fired after the users presses Command+Z. On other platforms, this event is suppressed. (1905332)
  • TextLine using Bauhaus 93 font causes runtime exception. (2266418)
  • Double byte characters can't be input in Firefox Mac. (2366116)
  • TextField variable performance issue. (1455343)
  • Key-in 80 2-byte Chinese characters with MS Pinyin IME 2003 , display as "?" on Windows XP and Vista in terms. (1639284)
  • Event flash.events.IMEEvent.IME_COMPOSITION does not fire in 'test movie’ in Flash Professional when composing Chinese, even using MS Pinyin IME 3.0. (1646878)
  • Arabic vocalization diacritics Tashkil are not rendered correctly. (1930910)
  • TextInput is newly broken in IE8 when running flash content in any windowless mode. (1933447)
  • Pressing ALT deletes selected text from a TextInput when wmod=transparent. (2200014)
  • Ideographic Space AKA Full Size Double Byte Space is changed into "@" with IE7, Flash 10 and WinXP. (2257161)
  • Cursor and selection behavior is incorrect around control spaces. (2273650)
  • General:
  • General stability and performance improvements
  • [FP-383] ExternalInterface.objectID is not set
  • Performance has decreased for the ByteArray and Vector objects. (2498076)
  • Settings UI does not respond to clicks. Firefox Only / PPC. (2501976)
  • [FP-3226] Flash objects have to be clicked once before interaction is possible using the mouse
  • Clipboard keyboard shortcuts don't function in Safari 3 and Safari 4. (2472648)
  • [FP-3354] Certain games at the Atari site can cause a crash
  • [FP-3411] Performance of ByteArray and Vector classes dramatically lower than Flash Player 10. Runtime error 1221 is thrown on every third loaded image
  • Performance of describeType() has degraded.
  • File Reference filtering does not work properly on Mac OS.
  • [Bugzilla 539328] describeType(Interface) output changed in FP v10.1
  • [Bugzilla 487938] On Windows, invoking a modal dialog during a JavaScript animation with SWF content causes Firefox to crash
  • [FP-792] Class registered with registerClassAlias is accessible through different application domain.
  • [FP-3238] FileReference.download defaultFileName is broken in OS X.
  • Rollover events don’t work properly in Mac OS X and Firefox in certain circumstances
  • AMF serialization doesn't work correctly with multiple ApplicationDomains
  • jibjab.com videos control toolbar does not respond properly to the mouse moves in IE browser
  • On Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6, In the Google Chrome or Opera browsers, right-clicking to brings up the context menu at the bottom left of the desktop.
  • [Bugzilla 534857] Flash Player Beta 10.1 disables Crash-reporter (Breakpad) in Firefox on Windows
  • ActionScript object creation in 10.1 is more than 50% slower than it was in 10.0
  • [FP-3526] On the Mac OS with Firefox, Flash Player playback pauses when bookmarks opened
  • [FP-3530] Safari crashes or quit suddenly on the Mac when switching to next scenario during play of http://www.scarygirl.com/world.php
  • [FP-3568] Some games fail to load (http://www.greatdaygames.com/games/alus-revenge.aspx) in Internet Explorer.
  • [FP-2118] FileReference.upload does not support files 0-bytes in size. (2422598)
  • Cannot do paste with keyboard shortcut (CMD+v) in Flash Player applications on Safari/Mac. (2472939)
  • Clipboard keyboard shortcuts don't function in Safari3 and 4. (2472648)
  • Flash Player now offers scroll-wheel support in browsers that support Cocoa events, such as Apple's Safari 4 browser.
  • flash.trace.Trace doesn't return packages for methods in the classes which are internal. (2200893)
  • rollOut not received when a hovered descendant is removed from the display list. (2344043)
  • [FP-2563] Saving a SharedObject larger than 10MB always returns "SharedObject.Flush.Failed" from Local Storage increase dialog. (2449156)
  • General webcam/microphone functionality not working. (2201070)
  • [FP-922] mouseX, mouseY value changes on external click in Mac plug-in. (2200963)
  • [FP-2009] CPU Utilization in an idle app is more than expected on Mac. (2294236)
  • Objects with negative origins fall out of the tab order. (2200980)
  • [FP-1034, FP-809] Flash Player can not save over files initially saved with a browser IE 7 on a clean Vista Home machine or Ultimate Vista with UAC enabled. (2217092)
  • Stage-placed SimpleButton references not defined in time for frame scripts (2275212)
  • [FP-1633] Full screen message is not localized in Czech.(2289525)
  • [FP-2630] Capabilities.os doesn't return specific Windows 7 string, but just a generic "Windows" string instead. (2328444)
  • [FP-2428] Buttons are null when navigating from frame to frame if a button contains a MovieClip. (2389049)
  • Pressing a key causes a Sprite to be pinned in memory. (2302574)
  • Page Down and Page Up keys do not trigger key events when testing with Safari. (2309814)
  • [FP-702] PrintJob page size incorrectly returns values that include non printable margins. (2201057)
  • [FP-1025] Player 10 detection failure after reboot, Vista. (1938166)
  • Browser:
  • [FP-3765] Full screen mode doesn't work in Chrome
  • Firefox crashes when visiting Blackberry site while spoofing as IE (Bugzilla 476580)
  • In Chrome, Flash Player crash @ memcpy (29556)

New in version 10.1.51.66 Beta 2 (December 18th, 2009)

  • Support for Macintosh PowerPC.
  • Support for Global Error Handling, and the availability of debug players.

New in version 10.0.42.34 (December 9th, 2009)

  • Many Linux camera issues have been fixed. Please report any additional issues you encounter.
  • Linux full-screen optimizations have been made. Please report any additional issues you encounter.
  • startDrag() does not work when movie clip is 3D. (216415)
  • LiveCycle WorkSpace cannot log in using Flash Player 10 Beta. (223394) WORKAROUND: Use Flash Player 9.0.124.0.
  • Vector printing on Macs works now!
  • New Text Engine: Vector Printing isn't currently enabled.
  • Custom Filters and Effects:
  • Mac PPC: Color distortions may appear when applying a Shader. ShaderJob returns unexpected values for some Pixel Bender functions.
  • Linux: Shader Jobs may return NaN instead of an expected Number value.
  • Drawing API: Strokes are not visible on paths drawn with drawTriangles or GraphicsTrianglePaths. The lineShaderStyle is not implemented in Flash Player 10 Beta.
  • Context Menu: The new AS3 Clipboard is currently only working for Mac and Windows. It is not yet working for the Unix players.
  • Uploading images using Photoshop Express does not work with Flash Player 10 Beta. (1786882) WORKAROUND: Use Flash Player 9.0.124.0.
  • Dynamic Streaming:
  • A crash when switching between videos of different resolutions has been fixed.
  • A new Play Status event when switching between streams now actually happens: NetStream.Play.TransitionComplete.
  • RTMFP:
  • Changing NetStream.BufferTime on the subscriber side of P2P connection, causes video to stop and possible crash
  • No NetStream onStatus messages received when using NetStream.pause(), NetStream.resume() or NetStream.togglePause() for P2P connection
  • Intermittent crashes/hangs when subscribing/unsubscribing multiple times to P2P NetStream.
  • peerStreams array includes null streams in some cases.
  • Speex:
  • Disconnect and re-connect network on Mac publisher causes sending garbled audio with USB audio devices. (227185)
  • Speex audio may deteriorate when computer is overloaded. (222082)
  • Peer-to-peer Nellymoser may incur in quality degradation when packets are lost. (222469)
  • Soundtransform for Speex does not work in loopback mode
  • Linux-specific issues:
  • Flash Player 10 hangs when subscribing to a live audio stream. (222283)
  • Linux subscriber receives deteriorated audio for about 20 seconds when switching from Nellymoser to Speex codec. (222306)
  • Linux Subscriber P2P only: When Nellymoser audio is attached, the video plays slowly on the subscriber side. (222851)
  • Video playback issues on PPC Macs have been resolved.
  • Setting data on the system clipboard using System.setClipboard() now requires user interaction. This security enhancement helps mitigate potential clipboard attacks, and developers may need to update existing content.

New in version 10.1.51.45 Beta (November 17th, 2009)

  • The first runtime release of the Open Screen Project that enables uncompromised Web browsing of expressive applications, content and video across devices.
  • Designed for mobility:
  • To make it possible to deploy SWF content on smartphones and other mobile devices that have limited processing power and memory availability compared to PCs, a tremendous amount of work has gone into to making Flash Player 10.1 “ready for mobility”. This work includes performance improvements, such as rendering, scripting, memory, start-up time, battery and CPU optimizations, in addition to hardware acceleration of graphics and video. Improvements in memory utilization and management, start-up time, CPU usage, and rendering/scripting performance benefit PCs as well as mobile devices.
  • Flash Player 10.1 also introduces new mobile-ready features that take advantage of native device capabilities – including support for multi-touch, gestures, mobile input models, and accelerometer input -- bringing unprecedented creative control and expressiveness to the mobile browsing experience.
  • Mobile text input:
  • Flash Player 10.1 provides support for use of native device virtual keyboards with TextField support if no physical keyboard is detected. A virtual keyboard is automatically raised and lowered in response to focus
  • changes on text fields when editing text on mobile devices supporting a virtual keyboard to enable unobstructed and intuitive text editing. The focused text field is centered in the visible region of the page
  • and appropriately zoomed/scrolled to ensure it is not obscured by the virtual keyboard. Upon screen rotation, incoming calls, or other system events, any already existing text input is retained. The virtual
  • keyboard works with TextField but does not currently work with the Text Layout Framework or other Flash Text Engineflash.text.engine text.
  • Multi-touch and gestures:
  • Developers can take advantage of the latest hardware and operating system user interaction capabilities using new ActionScript 3 APIs for multi-touch and native gesture events. Create multi-touch aware content
  • for a wide range of devices as well as multi-touch capable PCs running Microsoft Windows 7. Interact with multiple objects simultaneously or work with native gestures, such as pinch, scroll, rotate, scale and two-finger tap.
  • Accelerometer input:
  • A new Accelerometer class allows developers to read acceleration values in X, Y and Z axes from native device accelerometer sensors in ActionScript. Leverage accelerometer input on supported devices for
  • user input control and to control screen orientation. Developers can specify the rate of accelerometer updates to conserve battery life.
  • Screen orientation (mobile only):
  • SWF content can adjust to screen orientation changes, such as switching between portrait and landscape modes, consistent with built-in applications on devices. Event information gives developers the option to
  • change the layout or format of their content when reorientation occurs, whether this occurs because of accelerometer input or other user input (e.g., when a slider keyboard opens).
  • Optimized SWF management for mobile (mobile only):
  • Flash Player 10.1 optimizes SWF loading and playback for mobile CPU and memory limitations to provide a better user experience. Instances are loaded or deferred based on SWF priority, visibility and available memory and CPU resources to enable more immediate browsing experiences without waiting for every SWF on a page to load. Developers can indicate SWF priority through a new HTML parameter, hasPriority. Deferred instances are loaded after the HTML page load is complete, and offscreen and invisible instances are started when they become visible. Flash Player will also automatically pause SWF
  • playback it is not in view or the foreground application, for example when a call is received or alarm goes off, to reduce CPU utilization, battery usage and memory usage.
  • Sleep mode (mobile only):
  • The Flash Player timer slows down when the mobile device goes into screen-saver or similar mode to reduce CPU and battery consumption on mobile devices. The timer returns to the default setting when a wake-up event is triggered. There is no interruption in audio/video playback. Incoming phone calls pause Flash Player.
  • Graphics hardware acceleration (mobile only):
  • A GPU-based vector renderer replaces the software renderer on smartphones and other mobile devices, resulting in faster rendering performance for more expressive user experiences while consuming less
  • power. Supports hardware acceleration of all rendering, including vector graphics, bitmaps, 3D effects, filters, color transforms, alpha, device and embedded text, Saffron type, and cacheAsBitmap.
  • H.264 video hardware decoding:
  • Flash Player 10.1 introduces hardware-based H.264 video decoding to deliver smooth, high quality video with minimal overhead across mobile devices and PCs. Using available hardware to decode video offloads
  • tasks from the CPU, improving video playback performance, reducing system resource utilization, and preserving battery life.
  • Adaptive frame rate (mobile only):
  • Flash Player will monitor and lower the SWF frame rate to provide greater processing power for rendering, which can improve content usability and conserve CPU utilization on resource constrained mobile devices.
  • If the frame rate drops below the threshold, Flash Player will drop frames to achieve the defined default frame rate of the SWF.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • [FP-###] denotes bugs that are filed in the Adobe Flash Player Bug and Issue Management System
  • (https://bugs.adobe.com/flashplayer).
  • Graphics:
  • 'Show Redraw Regions' draws on the entire swf even though only a part of it is changing. (1935032)
  • Images render blank when scaled to specific sizes see example. (2201051)
  • Network:
  • Time stamp doesn't get properly set in the request using URLRequestHeader. (2200991)
  • FileReference.download does not return an error even it doesn't have enough space to save the file to download. (2316411)
  • [FP-1585] loaderInfo Event.COMPLETE not dispatched if wmode is "transparent" or "opaque". (2345794)
  • [FP-2746] Multi-domain inter-VM LocalConnection failure (2446591)
  • Audio/Video:
  • Calling close after calling seek without calling play first won't actually close stream. (2201102)
  • Attaching and detaching Audio while publishing with record option leads to loss of data. (2216926)
  • Problem in playing only audio or only video after audio video h264 streaming in same subscriber. (2217003)
  • When AAC is published from FME, setting buffer from default or 0 to something else e.g. 1 causes playback stop with buffer length growing. (2296673)
  • Play video then stop, remove from the display list, the CPU usage is about 2.5 - 3.8% higher then before playing the video. (2314914)
  • Live mp3 playback loses audio after 20 min or so. (2341618)
  • [FP-220] Video stops playing if one right clicks in the browser, even if its in a different tab. (2384290)
  • Screen dimming while playing video in fullscreen mode. (1935054)
  • Audio playback worsens on Mac while switching browser tabs with certain videos. (2275111)
  • [FP-178] -Video.clear fails. Clears only 1 pixel when Video.smoothing = true. (2200576)
  • [FP-1936] win32 microphone deadlocks on unplug active USB microphone. (2200836)
  • Text/Text Input:
  • High memory usage when using a longer string in TextLine. (1779180)
  • Text with tracking applied does not align to tab stops correctly. (1883771)
  • Tracking should not visible after the last character of tcy block. (1894774)
  • ElementFormat.trackingLeft and ElementFormat.trackingRight are incorrectly applied to GraphicElement. (1906889)
  • Justify all lines with "Track Right" and "Track Left" leave an empty space after and before each line respectively. (1907579)
  • Kinsoku Can't-Begin-Line character and Can't End-Line character. settings is ignored if a character in front or after is tcy. (1916601)
  • FTE TextLine.textWidth exceeds the specified width causing horizontal scrolling problem for Gumbo TextArea. (1929381)
  • [FP-836, FP-838] Player needs Unicode character input: Hindi, and Maltese characters with accents do not show up properly. (2200969)
  • [FP-40, FP-501] Cannot enter Chinese characters MS IME or even the @ symbol on a German keyboard in input field on Firefox when wmode is set. (2216616)
  • Arial Black is not being measured correctly when used with FTE and TCAL/TLE, etc (2216941)
  • [SDK-18311] Setting scrollRect or mask on a DisplayObject breaks sub-pixel font rendering. (2273704)
  • Soft hyphenations don't appear in one-word text lines. (2363098)
  • SWF built to use CharacterRange and new InteractiveObject methods for IME and MSAA support won't run on Flash Player 10.0.22. (2399753)
  • [FP-1877] Can't input Japanese characters in text field if wmode "opaque" or "transparent" is set true except IE. (2405319)
  • [FP-40] International text entry broken in Linux reports in Flash Player 9.0.48 or higher. (2201048)
  • On Mac, a textInput event is fired after the users presses Command+Z. On other platforms, this event is suppressed. (1905332)
  • TextLine using Bauhaus 93 font causes runtime exception. (2266418)
  • Double byte characters can't be input in Firefox Mac. (2366116)
  • TextField variable performance issue. (1455343)
  • Key-in 80 2-byte Chinese characters with MS Pinyin IME 2003 , display as "?" on Windows XP and Vista in terms. (1639284)
  • Event flash.events.IMEEvent.IME_COMPOSITION does not fire in 'test movie’ in Flash Professional when composing Chinese, even using MS Pinyin IME 3.0. (1646878)
  • Arabic vocalization diacritics Tashkil are not rendered correctly. (1930910) TextInput is newly broken in IE8 when running flash content in any windowless mode. (1933447)
  • Pressing ALT deletes selected text from a TextInput when wmod=transparent. (2200014)
  • Ideographic Space AKA Full Size Double Byte Space is changed into "@" with IE7, Flash 10 and WinXP. (2257161)
  • Cursor and selection behavior is incorrect around control spaces. (2273650)
  • General :
  • Flash Player now offers scroll-wheel support in browsers that support Cocoa events, such as Apple's Safari 4 browser.
  • flash.trace.Trace doesn't return packages for methods in the classes which are internal. (2200893)
  • rollOut not received when a hovered descendant is removed from the display list. (2344043)
  • [FP-2563] Saving a SharedObject larger than 10MB always returns "SharedObject.Flush.Failed" from Local Storage increase dialog. (2449156)
  • General webcam/microphone functionality not working. (2201070)
  • [FP-922] mouseX, mouseY value changes on external click in Mac plug-in. (2200963)
  • [FP-2009] CPU Utilization in an idle app is more than expected on Mac. (2294236)
  • Objects with negative origins fall out of the tab order. (2200980)
  • [FP-1034, FP-809] Flash Player can not save over files initially saved with a browser IE 7 on a clean Vista Home machine or Ultimate Vista with UAC enabled. (2217092)
  • Stage-placed SimpleButton references not defined in time for frame scripts (2275212)
  • [FP-1633] Full screen message is not localized in Czech.(2289525)
  • [FP-2630] Capabilities.os doesn't return specific Windows 7 string, but just a generic "Windows" string instead. (2328444)
  • [FP-2428] Buttons are null when navigating from frame to frame if a button contains a MovieClip. (2389049)
  • Pressing a key causes a Sprite to be pinned in memory. (2302574)
  • Page Down and Page Up keys do not trigger key events when testing with Safari. (2309814)
  • [FP-702] PrintJob page size incorrectly returns values that include non printable margins. (2201057)
  • [FP-1025] Player 10 detection failure after reboot, Vista. (1938166)

New in version 10.0.32.18 (July 31st, 2009)

  • Resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could potentially lead to code execution (CVE-2009-1862).
  • Resolves the vulnerable version of the Microsoft Active Template Library (ATL) described in Microsoft Security Advisory (973882).  This vulnerability could allow an attacker who successfully exploits the vulnerability to take control of the affected system (CVE-2009-0901, CVE-2009-2395, CVE-2009-2493).
  • Resolves the privilege escalation vulnerability that could potentially lead to code execution (CVE-2009-1863).
  • Resolves the heap overflow vulnerability that could potentially lead to code execution (CVE-2009-1864).
  • Resolves the null pointer vulnerability that could potentially lead to code execution (CVE-2009-1865).
  • Resolves the stack overflow vulnerability that could potentially lead to code execution (CVE-2009-1866).
  • Resolves a clickjacking vulnerability that could allow an attacker to lure a web browser user into unknowingly clicking on a link or dialog (CVE-2009-1867).
  • Resolves the URL parsing heap overflow vulnerability that could potentially lead to code execution (CVE-2009-1868).
  • Resolves the integer overflow vulnerability that could potentially lead to code execution (CVE-2009-1869).
  • Resolves a local sandbox vulnerability that could potentially lead to information disclosure when SWFs are saved to the hard drive (CVE-2009-1870)

New in version 10.0.12.10 (September 16th, 2008)

  • Many Linux camera issues have been fixed. Please report any additional issues you encounter.
  • Linux full-screen optimizations have been made. Please report any additional issues you encounter.
  • startDrag() does not work when movie clip is 3D. (216415)
  • LiveCycle WorkSpace cannot log in using Flash Player 10 Beta. (223394) WORKAROUND: Use Flash Player 9.0.124.0.
  • Vector printing on Macs works now!
  • New Text Engine: Vector Printing isn't currently enabled.
  • Mac PPC: Color distortions may appear when applying a Shader. ShaderJob returns unexpected values for some Pixel Bender functions.
  • Linux: Shader Jobs may return NaN instead of an expected Number value.
  • Drawing API: Strokes are not visible on paths drawn with drawTriangles or GraphicsTrianglePaths. The lineShaderStyle is not implemented in Flash Player 10 Beta.
  • Context Menu: The new AS3 Clipboard is currently only working for Mac and Windows. It is not yet working for the Unix players.
  • Uploading images using Photoshop Express does not work with Flash Player 10 Beta. (1786882) WORKAROUND: Use Flash Player 9.0.124.0.
  • A crash when switching between videos of different resolutions has been fixed.
  • A new Play Status event when switching between streams now actually happens: NetStream.Play.TransitionComplete.
  • Changing NetStream.BufferTime on the subscriber side of P2P connection, causes video to stop and possible crash
  • No NetStream onStatus messages received when using NetStream.pause(), NetStream.resume() or NetStream.togglePause() for P2P connection
  • Intermittent crashes/hangs when subscribing/unsubscribing multiple times to P2P NetStream.
  • peerStreams array includes null streams in some cases.
  • Disconnect and re-connect network on Mac publisher causes sending garbled audio with USB audio devices.
  • Speex audio may deteriorate when computer is overloaded.
  • Peer-to-peer Nellymoser may incur in quality degradation when packets are lost.
  • Soundtransform for Speex does not work in loopback mode.
  • Video playback issues on PPC Macs have been resolved.

New in version 10.0.2.26 (August 12th, 2008)

  • Vector printing on Macs works now!
  • New Text Engine: Vector Printing isn't currently enabled.
  • Mac PPC: Color distortions may appear when applying a Shader. ShaderJob returns unexpected values for some Pixel Bender functions.
  • Drawing API: Strokes are not visible on paths drawn with drawTriangles or GraphicsTrianglePaths. The lineShaderStyle is not implemented in Flash Player 10 Beta.
  • Context Menu: The new AS3 Clipboard is currently only working for Mac and Windows. It is not yet working for the Unix players.
  • Uploading images using Photoshop Express does not work with Flash Player 10 Beta. (1786882) WORKAROUND: Use Flash Player 9.0.124.0.
  • A crash when switching between videos of different resolutions has been fixed.
  • A new Play Status event when switching between streams now actually happens: NetStream.Play.TransitionComplete.
  • Changing NetStream.BufferTime on the subscriber side of P2P connection, causes video to stop and possible crash
  • No NetStream onStatus messages received when using NetStream.pause(), NetStream.resume() or NetStream.togglePause() for P2P connection
  • Intermittent crashes/hangs when subscribing/unsubscribing multiple times to P2P NetStream.
  • peerStreams array includes null streams in some cases.
  • Speex audio may deteriorate when computer is overloaded. (222082)
  • Peer-to-peer Nellymoser may incur in quality degradation when packets are lost. (222469)
  • Soundtransform for Speex does not work in loopback mode
  • Video playback issues on PPC Macs have been resolved.

New in version 10 Beta 3 (July 9th, 2008)

  • Vector printing on Macs works now!
  • New Text Engine: Vector Printing isn't currently enabled.
  • Custom Filters and Effects: Mac PPC: Color distortions may appear when applying a Shader. ShaderJob returns unexpected values for some Pixel Bender functions.
  • Drawing API: Strokes are not visible on paths drawn with drawTriangles or GraphicsTrianglePaths. The lineShaderStyle is not implemented in Flash Player 10 Beta.
  • Context Menu: The new AS3 Clipboard is currently only working for Mac and Windows. It is not yet working for the Unix players.
  • Uploading images using Photoshop Express does not work with Flash Player 10 Beta. (1786882) WORKAROUND: Use Flash Player 9.0.124.0.
  • Dynamic Streaming: A crash when switching between videos of different resolutions has been fixed.
  • Dynamic Streaming: A new Play Status event when switching between streams now actually happens: NetStream.Play.TransitionComplete.
  • RTMFP: Changing NetStream.BufferTime on the subscriber side of P2P connection, causes video to stop and possible crash
  • RTMFP: No NetStream onStatus messages received when using NetStream.pause(), NetStream.resume() or NetStream.togglePause() for P2P connection
  • RTMFP: Intermittent crashes/hangs when subscribing/unsubscribing multiple times to P2P NetStream.
  • RTMFP: peerStreams array includes null streams in some cases.
  • Speex: Speex audio may deteriorate when computer is overloaded. (222082)
  • Speex: Peer-to-peer Nellymoser may incur in quality degradation when packets are lost. (222469)
  • Speex: Soundtransform for Speex does not work in loopback mode
  • Video playback issues on PPC Macs have been resolved.

New in version 10 Beta 2 (July 3rd, 2008)

  • Creative Expression: Custom Filters and Effects, 3D Effects, New Text Engine, Text Layout Components, Drawing API Enhancements, Color Management
  • Visual Performance Improvements: GPU Compositing, GPU Blitting, Anti-Aliasing Engine (Saffron 3.1), Vector Data Type
  • Rich Media: Enhanced Sound APIs new with 7/2/08 build, Dynamic Streaming, RTMFP (Real Time Media Flow Protocol), Speex Audio Codec
  • Other Community Requested Enhancements: Linux WMODE new with 7/2/08 build, Video4Linux v2 Support new with 7/2/08 build, unloadAndStop new with 7/2/08 build, Limited Fullscreen Keyboard Access new with 7/2/08 build, File Reference, Dynamic Sound Generation, Large Bitmap Support, Context Menu, GB18030 Compliance, Ubuntu OS Support

New in version 10.0.1 Beta 218 (May 16th, 2008)

  • Flash Player 10, developed under the code name Astro, includes better support for 3D animation and video hardware acceleration, among other improvements.
  • Flash Player 10 will now support custom visual effects, created with Adobe's free Pixel Bender tools.
  • Developers can write code to create effects that can be rendered by Flash Player at runtime.
  • Developers can also now target code to render through graphics processors, speeding up performance and freeing CPU bandwidth.