Flash Player 10.2 beta out now – Stage Video rocks !

Adobe is  happy to announce a beta release of Flash Player 10.2 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It is now available for download on Adobe Labs. Flash Player 10.2 beta introduces a number of enhancements , including Stage Video, a new API that delivers best-in-class, high performance video playback across platforms. The new beta also includes Internet Explorer 9 hardware acceleration support previewed earlier (in Flash Player “Square”), enhanced text rendering, and two popular requests from the community: a native custom mouse cursors API and support for full screen playback with multiple monitors.

stageVideo in Flash Player 10.2

stageVideo in Flash Player 10.2

The video about Stage Video during Adobe MAX a few weeks ago:

Just to let you understand why this update is really important…

Facts and Figures about the Flash Player for the web and mobile :

  • 75% of all video on the web is viewed with Flash Player.
  • Flash Player is on 99% of all connected PCs.
  • 85 % of 100 top websites use Flash
  • 95% of top 20 phone OEMs will deliver Flash

Stage Video

I saw it myself at Adobe MAX during the sneak peaks and it was really amazing to see such a performance update. Now it is already available for everybody to play with. To summarize stage Video stands for:

  • smoothest, highest quality, seamless video
  • lowest CPU usage, longest battery life
  • optimized for multi-screen: PC, smartphone, tablet, television
  • reaching also out to low-end PC devices
  • API compatible with Flash Player 10.X
  • no changes needed beyond updated SWF and wmode

Stage Video  is already used on AIR for TV and Google TV and is a new way to present video to users. I encourage everybody to use StageVideo from now on :-)

Linking and liking:

Read the blog post about FP 10.2 by Thibault Imbert about it.

Get it here: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/

Tutorial: Getting started with StageVideo on Adobe Developer Connection

17 responses to “Flash Player 10.2 beta out now – Stage Video rocks !

  1. Brett Widmann 1 December , 2010 at 12:58 am

    These are fantastic updates! It’s about time that we see even more performance and energy efficient enhancements added to the platform. This will make mobile delivery even more reliable!

  2. snick 3 December , 2010 at 3:47 pm

    i wonder if the 85% of top 100 really still using flash … sounds like super old assertion.

    Even the 95% on phone market sounds a little bit up to date…

    just curious ;) peace and love, and flash off course

    • Koen 6 December , 2010 at 9:29 pm

      @snick, yeah i got those percentages from a presentation given by adobe some weeks ago so i guess there is maybe some “marketing” involved ;-)

  3. reerra 3 December , 2010 at 9:51 pm

    very good job, thank you

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