Adobe Flash Player 10.2 Debuts, with Hardware Acceleration

December 1, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Adobe has announced the release of Adobe Flash Player 10.2 beta for Windows, Mac and Linux. The updated version of the software is now available for download on Adobe Labs. The company has incorporated the latest version with a number of enhancements that includes Stage Video, a new API that is promised of delivering best-in-class, high performance video playback.

It also comes with Internet Explorer 9 GPU support, enhanced text rendering, a native custom mouse cursors API and support for full screen playback with multiple monitors.

The new Stage Video API helps the users to have playback of 1080p HD clips with just over zero CPU utilization.

The company has promised the software to deliver the best possible video experience to its users.

They claims the Flash Player 10.2 beta to enable the websites to deliver a better and smooth video output across devices and browsers with the help of hardware acceleration of the entire video pipeline.

Though it offers support for Windows, Mac and Linux machines, Microsoft is said to have an extra advantage as the software comes equipped with the Internet Explorer 9 hardware acceleration.

The claims of Adobe seems to be fascinating and for the users to have a look they have set up some demo videos. The users will be able to review the Stage Video demo in the Adobe Labs.

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