December 16, 2002

Flash 6 Player Update Released

Macromedia pushed out the final release of the latest Flash 6 Player and the Flash 6 Player Update on December 12th for Mac, OS X, Windows, and Linux.

This is the first official Flash 6 release for the Linux platform, and offers both bug fixes and new features to all platforms, the most notable of which are the end of the evil bitmap shifting bug and Windowless Mode support.

All Flash MX authors should also download and install the Flash 6 Player Update (Mac/Win) as the bug fixes, new features and updated debugger will be of use in stand-alone projects as well as those destined for the web.

Posted by Lewis Francis at December 16, 2002 12:49 AM

For those of us who track such things:

6.0r65: Mac/Win
6.0r67: OS X
6.0r69: Linux

Posted by: Lewis Francis at December 16, 2002 1:20 AM

A couple quick installation and testing tips:

If you are not certain of which Flash Player (or Shockwave Player) version you have installed, Macromedia provides a Test Players page for this purpose. Once the page has loaded, click on the "About" button on the appropriate movie to view your Player version.

Sometimes you need to clean off your machine before testing. Macromedia's Flash support Downloads page hosts Flash uninstallers for Mac, OS X, and Windows platforms. Note that these will remove all versions of Macromedia Flash Player from all the browsers on your machine, so use with care.

Posted by: Lewis Francis at December 16, 2002 1:33 AM

I get different results when playing flash movies in flash player and in web browser, and they use the same flash version!

I'll try the test tool...

Posted by: Diseo web at March 14, 2003 9:40 AM

Yes, it's so useful

Posted by: buscadores at March 20, 2003 7:04 AM
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