Archive for August, 2007

Flash Player will support H.264

Yes! that’s right Flash Player 9 will now supports H.264 for video playback. The latest update to Flash player 9 which will be available on Adobe Labs will include support for H.264 and AAC in the form or .flv, .mp4 and .mov files. This will allow flash to continue to be the de facto standard of video players.

Here are a few other enhancements that were added to the new update:

Improved performance
• Multi-core support; full screen mode with hardware scaling; multi-threaded video decoding
Flash Player Cache
• Cross-domain Flex Framework caching; reduced application size and faster download times
Works better with Ajax
• Improved JavaScript integration; improved browser integration
Reaching parity on Linux
• Full screen mode now for Linux Flash Player

AIR update for Flash CS3 is Live!

I am happy to say that the new Air update for Flash CS3 is finally available and ready for download at our Labs site.

This is an early release and there are still changes that will be made. Please read the known issues section before using it.

If you create some cool AIR content please share.



Flash Player Archive

I have had many people ask me for older Flash players to test against. It seems that its not easy to find the archive on the Adobe we page. So here it is:

Flash Player archives

You will find Flash players from the current player all the way back to Flash Player 2.

Have fun testing.