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Adobe Flash Player 14 Beta

New features for browser-based, expressive content

The Adobe® Flash® Platform runtimes, Flash Player and AIR®, together enable businesses to efficiently deliver rich customer experiences across multiple digital touch points. With Flash Player and AIR, content can easily and consistently move between the browser, standalone applications and native operating systems to reach users on the devices of their choice. Since the Adobe runtimes share a common codebase, developers can reuse code to deploy game console quality 2D and 3D games, rich media applications with premium high definition video and scalable date driven applications though both AIR and Flash Player.

Flash Player is a cross-platform, browser-based application runtime that provides uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across browsers and operating systems.


Flash Player 14 Features

Thank you for your interest in the Flash Player 14 beta runtime for Windows and Mac OS. Please see our release notes for details on new features, recent fixes and known issues.

Your feedback is a critical component for a successful and stable release. We encourage you to let us know if you encounter any problems with this beta release or have suggestions on how we can improve Flash Player. Feedback can be provided to us via our public bug database and our Flash Player beta forum.

Announcement: We are moving to a rapid beta release cycle using "Background Update". We encourage you to subscribe so you can get the latest and the greatest Flash Player without a single mouse click.

Getting Started

Follow these steps to get started with the Flash Player 14 beta:

  1. Download the Flash Player 14
  2. Review the release notes to learn how to implement the new features
  3. Check out the ActionScript 3 API documentation for Flash Player 14
  4. Send us your feedback and bug reports (English only)
  5. Ask questions and share your feedback in the Flash Player 14 forum

    Please note that your submission of comments, ideas, feature requests and techniques on this and other Adobe maintained forums, as well as Adobe's right to use such materials, is governed by the Terms of Use.

Community

Below you will find references and links to help you participate in the Flash Player community.

Online Forum

Ask questions, discuss, and share feedback with other users and the engineering team in the online forums.

Please note that your submission of comments, ideas, feature requests and techniques on this and other Adobe maintained forums, as well as Adobe's right to use such materials, is governed by the Terms of Use.

Adobe Feeds

Keep your eye on developing conversations and news in the blogging community on Adobe Feeds.

Review the Flash smart category on Adobe Feeds

Adobe Developer Connection

Learn more about Flash Player in the Adobe Developer Connection.

Resources

If you want to learn more about releases on Labs as well as other Adobe technologies, visiting a user group or connecting with an Adobe Community Professional is a great place to start.

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FAQ

Is Flash Player 14 supported on Windows 8?
Flash Player is supported on Windows 8 (modern and classic) and Windows RT. It comes pre-installed with IE10 and any updates that are distributed via Windows standard update mechanisms.
As a developer, how do I make sure my Website content, created using Adobe Flash technologies, is compatible with Microsoft Windows 8 guidelines?
Please read the developer guidance for websites with content for Adobe Flash Player in Windows 8 (Internet Explorer).
Why are ActionScript workers Flash Player only?
Given that the work to enable concurrency on mobile will require more time, we did not want to block the introduction of concurrency. So we decided to introduce it first to Flash Player, we plan to introduce concurrency support in a future version of Adobe AIR.
What changes do I need to add to my code to benefit from the increased GPU reach introduced by Flash Player 11.4 or higher?
Flash Player 11.4 or higher no longer requires drivers released after January 2008, but January 2006. To benefit from that, no code changes are required in your projects. However, to get even great GPU reach, you will need to leverage the new "constrained" profile for Stage3D (Context3DProfile.BASELINE_CONSTRAINED). Check the release notes for more details about this new profile and how to leverage it.
What is the difference between the released version of Flash Player on adobe.com and the beta version of Flash Player download on labs?
The released version of Flash Player is now available to the public on adobe.com. We are continuing to develop and release updates to Flash Player on a regular basis and therefore plan to continue to post beta updates to labs and via 'Background Update'.

System Requirements

Current system requirements for Flash Player 13 are available on Adobe.com.

For the Flash Player 14 beta, we are making the following adjustments to our minimum requirements to ensure that users have optimal experiences with the new features:

Windows

  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP (32-bit), Windows Server® 2003 (32-bit), Windows Server 2008 (32-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 8 Classic ActiveX(x86, ARM), Windows Modern(X86,ARM)ActiveX
  • Internet Explorer 8.0 and above, Mozilla Firefox 17 and above, Google Chrome, Opera 11
  • 512MB of RAM(1GB of RAM recommended for notebooks); 512MB for graphics memory.

Mac OS

  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.9
  • Safari 5.0 and above, Mozilla Firefox 17 and above, Google Chrome, Opera 11
  • 512MB of RAM; 128MB of graphics memory

Release Notes

The Flash Player 14 beta is designed for evaluation purposes only. We do not recommended that this release be used on production systems or for any mission-critical work.

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