Adobe Flash Player Changelog

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