Software Update: Adobe Flash Player & AIR

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Adobe has released version 15 of Flash Player and the Integrated Runtime. With Adobe Flash Player it is possible to play Flash content, mainly swf files, on the computer. Popular video sites such as YouTube and Google Video, among others, offer their visitors the opportunity to play videos with the stand-alone Flash Player. Adobe AIR provides a cross-platform environment for developing and playing so-called Rich Internet Applications. The release notes for this release can be found below.

New Features

  • Relaxing Stage3D Render Target Clear
  • Improved support for browser zoom levels – Windows 8
  • Flash Player Fullscreen Orientation Change – Windows
  • Hardware video decoding on Chrome (PPAPI) for Windows
  • Automatic software fall back with StageVideo
  • Stage3D “Standard” profile support for iOS and Android
  • StageText.drawViewPortToBitmapData now supports Retina displays
  • Improved Packaging Engine is now default – iOS
  • AIR Gamepad Enhancements
  • AIR Cross Promotion

New Features

AIR Bugs

  • Android – Auto resolve conflicting common library JARs and common resources for multiple ANEs. ADT will throw warning in case of auto-resolve. (3780590)
  • iOS8]- A notification dialog is coming after launching any AIR applications.( 3771162)
  • Android – StageText restrict = “AZ” not blocked lowercase letters input. (3768302)
  • Android – Missing support for XXXHDPI icon on Android 4.4. (3730948)
  • iOS Fast Packager – Performance of apps degrades when packaged with fast packager. (3695884)
  • Android – Stage.restrict AZ property gets applied to the programmatically entered text, on entering text via Keyboard with cursor placed at the end of text (3771860)
  • Android – StageText displayAsPassword displays text without mask in landscape on Android. (3745033)
  • iOS Fast Packager – “Compilation failed while executing: compile-abc” error pops out when packaging large AS code application. (3753783)
  • Android L – Rendering issues with Direct and GPU render mode. (3786719)
  • Failing to call Context3D.clear before drawing on every frame no longer throws a runtime error (3726980)
  • Poor AIR performance while starting app after restarting Windows OS (3690665)
  • ADL crashes when Workers attempt to open local shared object (3768436)
  • Context3D “driverInfo” property allocates a String on each call (3790478)
  • “requestContext3DMatchingProfiles” fails when user deactivated hardware acceleration (3760760)
  • StageVideo with camera doesn’t work properly, no video is displayed. (3781244)
  • Multiple security and stability fixes

Flash Player Bugs

  • 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)
  • IE 10+ – Resolves an ExternalInterface problem affecting some content. Internet Explorer is now identified using the Document Mode and not by looking for ‘MSIE’ in the User-Agent (3774298)
  • IE 10+ – The “Save As Type” field is correctly populated when invoking using Internet Explorer in Enhanced Protected Mode (3795477)
  • 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)
  • Win8.x – Flash content now scales dynamically when the zoom factor in Internet Explorer changes (3758981)
  • Win8.x ARM – Multiple Stage3D instances are now allowed in ARM-based Win8.x devices (3758934)
  • Win8.x – Premium content using the Adobe Video Engine will now prevent the screen from turning off in full-screen mode (3774297)
  • Win8.x – Flash content will be pre-rotated for portrait first devices with Multiplane Overlay support, saving power and CPU cycles. (3767662)
  • Win8.x – Chrome flash.globalization.String now works as expected (3679539)
  • Win8.x – Multitouch and Gesture events now as expected on devices that support multitouch (3766322)
  • Win8.x – Resolves a stability issue introduced by Microsoft KB2942844 (3772321)
  • Windows – Saved files with names longer than 2083 characters will no longer be discarded, and the names will be truncated to fit (3745055)
  • Windows – Resolves an issue where indexing vertex constants caused rendering artifacts on systems with DirectX 9 (3801664)
  • Multiple security and stability fixes

Version number &
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8
Website Adobe
License type Freeware
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