Adobe Flash Player is the high performance, lightweight, highly expressive client runtime that delivers powerful and consistent user experiences across major operating systems, browsers, mobile phones and devices.
Installed on over 750 million Internet-connected desktops and mobile devices, Flash Player enables organizations and individuals to build and deliver great digital experiences to their end users.
- Immersive experiences with Flash video, content and applications with full-screen mode.
- Low-bandwidth, high-quality video with advanced compression technology.
- High-fidelity text using the advanced text rendering engine.
- Real-time dynamic effects with filters for Blur, DropShadow, Glow, Bevel, Gradient Glow, Gradient Bevel, Displacement Map, Convolution, and Color Matrix.
- Innovative media compositions with 8-bit video alpha channels.
- Blend modes, radial gradient, and stroke enhancements.
- Additional image formats: GIF, Progressive JPEG, and PNG.
What's New in Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.146 Beta:
This pre-release includes new features as well as enhancements and bug fixes related to security, stability, performance, and device compatibility for Flash Player 11.6 and AIR 3.6.
- The ActiveX Flash Player in this release is not compatible with Windows® 8
- Flash Player for Windows® 8 is available as part of the generally available Windows® 8 update
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.