Adobe Releases Flash 10.2

Adobe have officially released Flash Player 10.2 for Windows, Mac and Linux.

This release brings a range of performance improvements and feature enhancements. Worth pointing out is Stage Video, a full hardware accelerated video pipeline that improves video playback performance across platforms and browsers by separating the video playback from the DisplayList and offloading rendering to the GPU (where supported).

Additionally, this version of Flash Player offers all the new capabilities previewed in the beta release, like custom native mouse cursors, multiple monitor full-screen support, Internet Explorer 9 hardware accelerated rendering support, and enhanced sub-pixel rendering for much improved text readability.

Install Flash Player 10.2 now or to grab the debug release version go to this page.

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By Stefan Richter

Stefan is a certified Flash Developer who has been involved with Flash Media Server since its very early days. From his home office in the UK he has handled a variety of projects, specializing in Flash Video and Rich Internet Applications for clients that include CNET, USA Network and Unilever. Stefan is the author of a series of Adobe Developer Center articles, has spoken at several industry events and contributes a regular column on Flash Video to Streaming Media Magazine. His site www.flashcomguru.com is one of the largest online resources on Flash Video.

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