Flash Player 16 Includes Important Updates

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Adobe released Flash Player 16 last week. It comes with important bug and security fixes, and adds stand alone installation and plugin support for the PPAPI (“Pepper”) version of Flash Player.

Before, this was only available as an integrated component of Chrome.

"With the upcoming changes to Chromium, making the PPAPI version of Flash Player available was critical for our customers and a top priority for our team," Adobe said in a blog post. "With Flash Player 16, customers can now download Flash Player PPAPI for Chromium based applications and developers have access to the official PPAPI content debugger."

Chrome users don't have to make any changes or download anything.

In version 14 of the Runtime Adobe has dded the new Standard profile to desktop systems.

"This improvement in 3D graphics brought massive improvements to both Flash Player and AIR. In Version 15 we expanded that to mobile devices in AIR," it says. "In Flash Player 16 we've added a new Standard Constrained profile. Like Baseline Constrained, Standard Constrained targets older and lower powered GPUs on both desktop and mobile devices.

"While Standard profile reached a little over 20% of all iOS devices, the new Standard Constrained profile can now reach more than 85% of iOS devices!" Adobe adds. "Developers can access this new mode by using the new STANDARD_CONSTRAINED constant in Context3DProfile."

You can see a chart here, which breaks down the differences between the different profiles that are currently available.

You can find the full release notes here.

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