Thursday, July 14, 2011

Adobe Flash Player for 64 bit

For those who have been waiting for an official release of Adobe Flash Player for 64 bit systems, well, it's time to party partyas Adobe has officially released Adobe Flash Player 11 which is now on Beta version. Although it's still not the final release, a beta version is way better than the previous Preview Release (Square).
Citing from Phoronix:
It hasn't supports the VA-API acceleration interface available to the open-source Intel driver and AMD Catalyst users, among other drivers/hardware. Nor does it support XvBA. It appears that for hardware-assisted video playback that, for the moment at least, it's still bound to NVIDIA VDPAU under Linux.
Here are the new features in Adobe Flash Player 11 taken from the Release Notes:
  • Stage3D Accelerated Graphics Rendering
  • H.264/AVC Software Encoding for Cameras (desktop)
  • Native JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) Support
  • G.711 Audio Compression for Telephony
  • Garbage Collection Advice
  • Cubic Bezier Curves
  • Secure Random Number Generator
  • Protected HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) and Flash Access Enhancements
  • Socket Progress Events
  • JPEG-XR support
  • Enhanced high resolution bitmap support
  • High efficiency SWF compression support
  • DisplayObjectContainer.removeChildren and MovieClip.isPlaying
  • Native 64-bit Support (Flash Player desktop)
  • Asynchronous Bitmap Decoding (new for Flash Player)
  • TLS Secure Sockets Support (new for Flash Player)