Flash Player for Chrome Notebooks

We are excited about the launch of the Chrome notebook Pilot program. Since we announced the support of Adobe Flash Player in Google Chrome, the engineers have undertaken some extensive work on more tightly integrating our technologies. This work has taken a few forms including an integrated update system, plus improvements to security, end-user privacy, and performance advancements on operating systems like Windows and Mac OS. As we look forward, there’s a long list of integration opportunities ahead to improve and optimize the web browsing experience.

In terms of Chrome notebooks specifically, as with many aspects of the device, Flash Player 10.1 support remains a work in progress. Video performance in particular is the primary area for improvement and we are actively working with the engineers at Google to address this. Enabling video acceleration will deliver a more seamless experience on these devices. Because Flash Player is integrated directly into Chrome Notebooks, users will automatically benefit from the latest features and improvements as new versions of the software are pushed out.

The work we’re doing on acceleration for video in Flash Player is a top priority because the vast majority of video on the web is delivered using Flash.  As a matter of fact, adoption of Flash video streaming is on the rise with a more than 100% year-over-year growth over the past two years. Just in one month alone, we are now seeing 120 petabytes of video streamed, that’s 128 billion megabytes!  Chrome notebooks provide yet another opportunity for Adobe’s three million Flash developers to deliver their rich, interactive content to end-users.  The multi-screen opportunity is truly upon us and getting stronger by the day.

Paul Betlem
Sr. Director, Engineering

7 Responses to Flash Player for Chrome Notebooks

  1. Wow. That is awesome.

    I hope we’ll be able to get our hands on some dev devices soon in the process.

    Best wishes

  2. Andrew Snell says:

    Having problems viewing the excellent Adobe TV using Chrome browser on windows, I keep getting the error message that shockwave has stopped responding which crashes the browser

  3. Marius Kjeldahl says:

    While you’re at it, maybe time to address the fact that the flash plugin on linux has and continues to crash video in one tab whenever another tab/window with flash ads are being closed in another. It’s been this way for years already (on chrome, and firefox before that I believe).

  4. Jeffrey says:

    Hopefully, the videos won’t have to optimized like the do with Android. Otherwise that kind of defeats the purpose.

  5. Judy says:

    Why doesn’t Shockwave work on the Chrome Notebook? This is very frustrating!
    Thank you.

  6. foo says:

    Haha – does anyone actually use Shockwave anymore? Just let it die!