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Flash Player 8.5 beta has been renamed Flash Player 9. Nothing else has changed, just the version number. It is expected to ship with the Flex 2.0 launch this summer, so the full version number jump makes sense. Previous Flash Player version numbers have always been consistent with the Flash Player IDE releases (with MX for 6 and MX 2004 for 7).

More info over at Emmy Huang's blog

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keith's Comments on Flash Player 9

04/23/06, 01:59 PM

Cool, flex rocks

riffic's Comments on Flash Player 9

04/23/06, 03:31 PM

is there a linux x86-64 binary yet?

Some Random Person's Comments on Flash Player 9

Random Person
04/23/06, 05:07 PM

linux x86_64 binary please!!

Alan's Comments on Flash Player 9

04/23/06, 06:02 PM

They didn't even provide a Flash 8.x linux binary. Not to say amd64.

DarkMageZ's Comments on Flash Player 9

04/23/06, 06:11 PM

If they fail to produce Linux Binaries this time around, then they are incompetent. First of not being skilled programmers, second of not having the guts to get some linux developer to sign a DNA and get him to port it.

Igor's Comments on Flash Player 9

04/23/06, 06:16 PM

I can't see/use pages using Flash 8 (or more), because Macromedia doesn't give us correspondent linux binaries (x86 and x86_64).

Ask for webmasters:
┬┐How much people are you ready to lose using Flash?
(think about it, before learn Flash programming or using flash in your webs).

Keith's Comments on Flash Player 9

04/23/06, 06:35 PM

I response to the request for Linux version as well. How much is Flex 2.0 going to help in Flash 9?

Kaliny's Comments on Flash Player 9

04/23/06, 08:54 PM

Linux Who cares... with less than 1% of the market why should they waste their time on a server platform???

Andrew's Comments on Flash Player 9

04/23/06, 10:55 PM

Because they're trying to make a ubiquitous web content application?

fink's Comments on Flash Player 9

04/23/06, 11:26 PM

agreed. we need x86_64!

Simon's Comments on Flash Player 9

04/24/06, 01:48 AM

Kaliny, as of march this year linux had 3.4% share. Mac had a 3.5% share and OSX has a flash player 8 version.

Windows only has a higher share because it's shipped with most pc's so that's all people know.

SHERMAN's Comments on Flash Player 9

04/24/06, 05:19 AM

Kaliny, because there are many many companies that use linux based OS's, not just for their server hardware, but for the employees to use.

On top of all this, have you even been reading IT news lately? Have you visited the popular Ubuntu Homepage? I doubt it. Linux Distro's have become much more than a statistic over the passed few years, and I am sick of people treating it as such.

Some Random Person's Comments on Flash Player 9

Random Person
04/24/06, 09:40 PM

Will the newest flash 9 utilize the ON2 codec for video?

John's Comments on Flash Player 9

04/26/06, 07:57 PM

Re: ON2 codec:
The ON2 codec was added to Flash 8 and will be included in Flash Player 9

Sam's Comments on Flash Player 9

05/10/06, 05:48 PM

Hi John,
Let me reframe the quotion above !!

Will new Flash player 9 allow On2 VP6 encoding for live streams(like encoding live camera streams).
In Flash 8 On2 video encoding was only for encoded pre-recorded videos and for live stream encoding flash player was using soreson codec.


John's Comments on Flash Player 9

05/11/06, 07:16 PM

hey Sam, unfortunately, Live On2 VP6 encoding in Flash will not be a part of Flash Player 9. The player's new features are mostly related to Flex development. We'll probably have to wait until at least the next major release of Flash Media Server to encode live video with On2 VP6.

KeithP's Comments on Flash Player 9

04/10/07, 11:15 AM

I have no choice but to avoid web pages that contain essential functionality in a Macromedia Flash window because I'm running Linux on an x86_64 platform (as are most of my friends). An x86_64 port of Macromedia Flash Player is essential, or Macromedia Flash will start to fall out of favour in the web-design business as more and more people upgrade to 64-bit operating systems.

QBall's Comments on Flash Player 9

04/11/07, 01:58 PM

To Kaliny: Please keep your ignorant comments to yourself.

Ralph's Comments on Flash Player 9

07/17/07, 07:31 AM

My new laptop, like most new laptops, is a Core 2 Duo. I'm a java developer and spend my days in linux (ubuntu), and have gone thru the hassle of a complicated install of the 32 bit this and that to get the Flash plugin working.
Why doesn't someone develop a linux clone for this?
Why don't web designers use some other tool to allow all 64 bit users to view their work?

flashweep's Comments on Flash Player 9

07/01/08, 03:20 AM

Nice one.

Mike T's Comments on Flash Player 9

Mike T
09/04/08, 09:23 PM

Why doesn't someone create a Linux x86_64 version of the Flash plugin!? This isn't rocket science, guys. I'm thinking of jumping right to chrome - my stuff will work on that before the alpha of the Flash plugin is released.

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