Adobe tonight announced immediate availability of Director 11.5, and Shockwave 11.5. The upgrade comes less than a year after the release of Director 11, and is the second major release of Director from Adobe. Shockwave is sounding cooler than ever with brand new 5.1 surround sound in Director / Shockwave 11.5. The multimedia update introduced at this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) today, brings streaming 5.1 audio, an all new sound engine capable of lightening fast playback of hundreds of simultaneous sounds over 16 amazing channels each capable of playing, filtering and mixing down 5.1 surround sound. Also added, three new video formats, all NATIVELY rendered, making video faster and smoother than ever – and adding great features like full screen, streaming, alpha, and dynamically grabbing video images to use with everything from filters to video-as-texture displays in 3D.