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Flash Player 11 and Adobe AIR 3 beta

Now Adobe Flash Player 11 and Adobe AIR 3 beta available for immediate download on Adobe labs at Flash Platform Runtime.

Adobe AIR 3 introduces enhanced features that provide developers a consistent and flexible development environment for the delivery of out-of-browser applications across devices and platforms.

AIR 3 delivers innovation for rich engaging applications with performance improvements that deliver advanced graphics rendering, high-definition video, and consistent reach across operating systems and devices. AIR 3 is packed with features that will benefit all developers but has a special focus for those interested in developing console quality games, delivering high quality video, or scalable enterprise applications.

Adobe Flash Player 11 desktop beta drives innovation for rich, engaging digital experiences with new features for cross-platform browser-based viewing of expressive rich internet applications, content, and videos across devices. Some of the features from the Flash Player Incubator, such as Stage 3D and 64-bit support, have been moved into this beta release.

Key benefits of the Flash Player 11 desktop beta include:

  • Stage3D APIs : 

Create highly interactive visuals to improve collaboration on 3-dimensional models.

A new set of low-level, GPU-accelerated 3D APIs that enable advanced 3D experiences and improved 2D performance across devices through the Adobe Flash Platform runtimes.

  • 64-bit support:

Support for 64-bit operating systems and browsers on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows.

  • G.711 audio compression for telephony: 

Integrate voice/telephony into business apps using G.711 codec.

Support interoperability with legacy phone system (through Flash Media Gateway, FMG) and other third-party clients (through open RTMP protocol) without the need of transcoding.

  • H.264/AVC SW Encoding: 

Encode higher quality video locally using H.264 video.

Stream beautiful video from your computer’s camera with higher compression efficiency and industry-wide support, enabling both high quality real-time communications (e.g., video chat and video conferencing) and live video broadcasts from within Flash Player.

  • Socket Progress Events: 

Build advanced file sharing apps like FTP clients that send large amounts of data.

Provide a means by which content can determine how many bytes remain in the AS Socket’s write buffer. Provide an event which will inform content whenever data is removed from the AS Socket’s write buffer so that it may easily monitor the status of the write buffer without having to set up a timer and manually poll the size remaining in the AS Socket’s write buffer.

  • HD surround sound: 
Deliver full HD videos with 7.1 channel surround sound directly to AIR powered TVs.
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