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Adobe Flash Player 11 Is Now Officially Out

Proprietary Software

Published on 04 October 2011 05:08 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Proprietary Software
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After being available as public development builds for the past few months, Adobe has now officially released Flash Player 11 for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows platforms.

The great news about Adobe Flash Player 11 is the mainline 64-bit support. The x86_64 Flash binary is finally in-sync with the 32-bit version for all supported platforms. This is one of the best parts about Flash 11 after Adobe's 64-bit support has been neglected for years.

Other benefits of Adobe's Flash 11 is that it's much faster, Stage 3D API support (3D Flash), new audio compression support, H.264/AVC software encoding support, JPEG-XR support, and various other features.

While there is NVIDIA VDPAU and Broadcom Crystal HD support for video playback acceleration (that's been around since Flash 10), there still is no VA-API (or XvBA) video acceleration support for pushing Flash to the GPU for other non-NVIDIA graphics processors and drivers.

Adobe Flash Player 11 can now be downloaded from Adobe.com.

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