Adobe Flash Player 14 drives innovation for rich, engaging digital experiences with new features for cross-platform browser-based viewing of expressive rich internet applications, content, and videos across devices. This beta release provides access to the Flash Player 14 runtime for Mac OS and Windows desktop environments.
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: REPEATUCLAMPV and CLAMPUREPEATV
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.0 = 1 subsamp le, no antialiasing
1 = 2 subsamples , minimal antialiasing
2 = 4 subsamples , medium high-quality antialiasing
3 = 8 subsamples , high-quality antialiasing
4 = 16 subsamples , very high-quality antialiasing
Flash Player * 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) * Win 8.1 - Video controls now display correctly in Full-Screen mode on www.nba.com (3697077) * Win 8.x - Resolves an issue where videos in Full-Screen mode were cut off when the zoom setting was greater than 100% on cnn.com (3703367) * Win 8.x ARM - Corrects graphics rendering corruption in Cityville when placing new buildings (3685522) * MSFT 508535 - Win 8.x - Local video playback will now start automatically when PlayTo is disconnected during playback - (3698459) * MSFT 396806 - Win 8.x - PlayTo will now start in the correct location when switching between the Digital Media Renderer and the local PC (3698456) * Multiple stability fixes
3681900 Deprecated API usage for QuickTime in AIR runtime
Multiple stability fixes