Adobe has released a new version of it’s Flash Player, required for playing videos and flash contents on web pages, and it comes with a new feature known as the Stage Video Playback. The new version number is 10.2.152.26 and this an upgrade from the old 10.1 version, which used to rely a lot on the processor performance for full HD 1080p playback of content on the web.
Adobe states that this new versions Stage Video Playback API will help reduce the load from the processor and try to handle the playback of HD videos more efficiently.
Using Flash Player 10.2 with Stage Video hardware acceleration, we’ve tested a Mac Mini released two years ago and a low-powered GPU-enabled Windows netbook playing smooth full HD 1080p video using less than 8% of the CPU; more powerful computers use even less.
Other features in Flash Player 10.2 include multi-tasking capabilities where-in you can view fullscreen videos on a single monitor and work on the other(multi-display setup), ability for designers and developers to add custom mouse cursors, sub-pixel text rendering enhancements for better readability and support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 web browser.
What are you waiting for? Go grab the Flash Player 10.2 from here. It’s available for all Windows, Mac and Linux based systems.
[ Via Engadget ]