Today we released Flash Player 10.3 Beta with some exciting new features including Acoustic Echo Cancelation. This has been a long requested feature to enable much richer experiences for voice and communication applications. Think about this feature as enabling true voice capabilities for collaborative applications such as multi-user games, voice over IP, video chat or even a help desk application.
Developers can take advantage of acoustic echo cancellation, noise suppression, voice activity detection, and automatic compensation for various microphone input levels. End users will be able to experience higher quality audio facilitating smoother conversation flow, without using a headset.
Developers can leverage this feature in combination with Flash Media Server 4 with peer assisted networking to develop applications without the high infrastructure and bandwidth costs associated with multi-user applications that involve media. The feature can also be used with RTMP.
Also – this version of Flash Player now includes “Media Measurement” that integrate directly with Adobe Site Catalyst with API’s for developers to easily integrate video analytics over all the video delivery protocols including RTMFP, RTMP, Multicast and HTTP. This embedded functionality supports real time and aggregated reporting to understand how video content is distributed to what audience and how much of your video is played.
This is another exciting release that builds on video features released in Flash Player 10.2 just last month.