Author Archive: Emmy Huang

Flash Player for Win, Mac, Linux, Solaris

Flash Player security update for APSB11-18.

We expect to make available an update for Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Android before the end of the week of June 13, 2011

Flash Player for desktop and for Android

Security update for APSB11-13

  • Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris version ( for ActiveX)
  • Android version

Flash Player (Windows ActiveX) available

Flash Player for Windows Internet Explorer is now available.

This release addresses an issue with hardware acceleration on some systems with Intel HD Graphics adapters when viewing SWF content in Internet Explorer 9. With Flash Player installed, SWF content appears in the upper-left corner of the screen. A full detailed description can be viewed by the Knowledge Base support article.

Adobe AIR release candidate 2 now available on Adobe Labs

AIR desktop release candidate 2 for MacOS and Windows are now available on Adobe Labs. New features include:

  • Media Measurement
  • Acoustic Echo Cancellation
  • Enhanced HTMLLoader API

For more details, see AIR 2.7 release notes.


Adobe Flash Player Incubator updated with new features

The Flash Player Incubator is also being updated today, highlighting new technologies and APIs that will provide further enhancements for performance, security, as well as support video and Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions. See detailed feature descriptions on Adobe Labs, let us know what you think on the Incubator forum or report bugs.

Check out the following features:

Media/Real Time Communications

  • G.711 audio compression for telephony
  • H.264/AVC SW Encode for camera encoding


  • JSON (JavaScript Object Notation)
  • GC Advice
  • Socket Progress Events
  • Pause/sleep/resume Events
  • Disabling Reference Counting


  • Secure random number generator

Additional features still available in the Incubator include:

3D and Drawing APIs

  • Stage 3D (“Molehill”) 3D APIs
  • Cubic Bezier Curves

For more information on these features, see the Flash Player Incubator release notes.

Adobe Flash Player (Win/Mac/Linux) and (Android) now available!

Flash Player for Linux, Mac OS, and Windows and for Android are now available. Flash Player 10.3 for Android supports Android 3.1 devices.

New features in Flash Player 10.3 include:

  • Media measurement (desktop only with mobile support coming in a future release)
  • Acoustic echo cancellation (desktop only)
  • Enhanced privacy protection
  • Security enhancements – see Security Bulletin APSB11-12 for more details

For more information on the new features and a list of bug fixes, see the Flash Player 10.3 release notes.


AIR 2.6 (Win/Mac/Linux) and Flash Player (Win/Mac/Linux)

Adobe AIR 2.6 and Flash Player are now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

New AIR 2.6 desktop features include:

  • Owned NativeWindow
  • New PREPARING event for Native Menu class
  • Image decoding policy
  • LoaderContext parent and parameters
  • NetConnection.httpIdleTimeout
  • Linux vector printing
  • Native mouse cursors

For more information about AIR 2.6 features, including information about the AIR 2.6 SDK and mobile features, please visit the AIR Team Blog post, and release notes.

Flash Player is a security update. The runtimes include security enhancements described in Security Bulletin APSB 11-05.

Flash Player (Win) and (Mac)

Between Incubator and the 10.3 release, we FORGOT to post our first release update to the Runtime Releases blog. Sorry for the confusion, and the release notes will be updated this week.

Flash Player (Windows) and (Mac) addresses critical bugs, primarily related to video hardware acceleration:

* Windows users with systems using NVidia Optimus technology which has two GPUs that switch dynamically depending on the graphics operation would occasionally see a black screen when trying to view video in fullscreen (2745863). (My error: this is still a known issue that we are working on with NVidia)

* On Windows systems, AMD/ATI GPUs would not engage hardware decoding while watching H.264 video, causing a decrease in performance (2806826).

* Browser tab operations, such as switching between tabs playing video or closing many tabs displaying video, may have caused rendering problems or even a crash (2801091).

* Attempts to upload multiple files from an Apple Macintosh computer would fail due to a disk write error.     However, on Mac OS 10.4 and 10.5 systems, users may continue to find a limit on the amount of data they can upload at one time (2812090).

UPDATE: Release Notes have been updated on