The prerelease ActionScript 3.0 Reference for Flash Player 10.3 (“Wasabi”) Beta is now available. You can find this documentation here.
The Wasabi project represents the convergence of Flash Player and AIR streams into a single quarterly update.
Highlights include the following new features and classes:
Acoustic echo cancellation (Flash Player)
Exclude unwanted echo artifacts from microphone audio captures.
Media measurement (Flash Player)
Implement media usage analysis on the Flash Player platform rather than as a player plugin. Collect stats independently of the video player being used.
HTMLLoader updates (AIR)
The HTMLLoader class now dispatches
locationChange events with a
LocationChangeEvent object as the payload.
Important! To see the beta classes, remember to set your Runtimes filter to include Flash Player 10.3 and earlier.
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Flash Player 10.3 beta software is ready for download at Adobe Labs! Flash Player 10.3 provides key features for developers, content publishers, and end-users. Adobe urges the developer community and technically savvy users to test these new features, which include:
- Media measurement — Implement your own video analytics.
- Acoustic echo cancellation — Create real-time online collaboration experiences that provide high-quality audio without requiring a headset.
- Integration with browser privacy controls for managing local storage — Users can easily clear local storage from the browser settings interface.
- Native Control Panel — New streamlined controls make it easier to manage Flash Player privacy, security, and storage settings.
- Auto-update notification for Mac OS — Mac users: Get automatic notification of Flash Player updates on Mac OS, and stay current with the latest capabilities.
Flash Player 10.3 beta supports these features on the desktop. Adobe plans to bring them to mobile devices in the future.
Watch upcoming entries on our blog for more detailed descriptions. Also, stay tuned for a new posting of the Adobe ActionScript 3.0 Reference that describes Flash Player 10.3 APIs.
See the official FAQ: http://icomm.corp.adobe.com/Library/?pid=55466
When you view content on YouTube, you don’t have to wait for the content to download to skip ahead to the end of the file. Progressive download is dead, this is on-demand HTTP streaming.
Use Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming to serve on-demand video over HTTP on your web site.
- Download the File Packager
- Download the Apache HTTP Origin Module
- Install the HTTP Origin Module to Apache HTTP Server 2.2
- Use the File Packager off-line tool to package an FLV, F4V, or MP4 file for HTTP streaming.
- Copy the packaged files to the Apache webroot folder.
- Play the files in Flash Media Playback or OSMF Sample Player for HTTP Dynamic Streaming.
These are the high-level steps, for the nitty-gritty, check out the On-demand HTTP Dynamic Streaming tutorial.
To stream live media over HTTP to Flash/AIR, use Flash Media Server. Check out the Live HTTP Dynamic Streaming tutorial in the FMS Developer’s Guide.
Does your Flash Player application feature a video player? And if so, are you looking for a way to improve the video performance?
For several releases, Flash Player has supported GPU hardware acceleration for decoding H.264 videos. However, the rest of the rendering process still required the CPU. Flash Player 10.2 brings hardware acceleration support full circle by introducing the StageVideo API. Stage video lets you apply hardware acceleration to the entire video decoding and rendering process, thus freeing up CPU and memory resources.
A StageVideo API has previously been available only to AIR 2.5 for TV application developers, and through the Flash 10.1 Beta for Google TV. The StageVideo API in Flash Player 10.2 expands on these existing classes. It adds events for handling behavior in a browser context.
To learn how your application can take advantage of this new feature, see the following documentation:
Flash Player 10.2 is available from Adobe Labs. The Beta ActionScript 3.0 Reference documents the 10.2 APIs:
The big feature in 10.2 is StageVideo which leverages hardware acceleration. Check out Adobe Evangelist Lee Brimelow’s StageVideo tutorial.
This release also adds the MouseCursorData class and new properties on the Mouse class. Check out an example from Mihai Corlan, Working with Native Custom Cursors in Flash.
We’ve just posted the Flash Player 10.1 Administration Guide. This doc describes Flash Player, how it’s installed, how it works, and how you can control it to suit the needs of a specific network environment. This document is intended for IT or administrative professionals who manage the installation or use of Flash Player for multiple users in a controlled environment.