Adobe announced the official launch of the Adobe Flash Player 10.2 Beta test version, which focused on Stage Video hardware acceleration, supporting IE9 hardware acceleration, and other improvements.
(following information is from http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/ )
- Stage Video hardware acceleration — A new method for video playback in Flash Player will allow developers to leverage complete hardware acceleration of the video rendering pipeline, enabling best-in-class playback performance. Stage Video can dramatically decrease processor usage and enables higher frame rates, reduced memory usage, and greater pixel fidelity and quality.
- Internet Explorer 9 hardware accelerated rendering support — Flash Player takes advantage of hardware accelerated graphics in Internet Explorer 9, utilizing hardware rendering surfaces to improve graphics performance and enable seamless composition.
- Native custom mouse cursors — Developers can define custom native mouse cursors, enabling user experience enhancements and improving performance.
- Support for full screen mode with multiple monitors — Full screen content will remain in full-screen on secondary monitors, allowing users to watch full-screen content while working on another display.
Below is a sneak peak of Stage Video hardware acceleration from Adobe MAX 2010.
Download the Adobe Flash Player 10.2 Beta:
[Source from: Adobe]