64-bit Flash Player 11 accelerates 3D, more

You can download a beta version of the new Flash Player 11 from Adobe Labs. Highlights include:

  • Stage3D APIs — A new set of low-level, GPU-accelerated 3D APIs enable advanced 3D experiences and improved 2D performance across devices.
  • 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.
  • H.264/AVC SW Encoding — Encode higher quality video locally using H.264 video.
  • Socket Progress Events — Build advanced file sharing apps like FTP clients that send large amounts of data.
  • HD surround sound — Deliver full HD videos with 7.1 channel surround sound directly to AIR powered TVs.


More features are listed here, and you can check out Flash Player PM Thibault Imbert’s post for more background & detail on the features.


One thought on “64-bit Flash Player 11 accelerates 3D, more

  1. And what about XR-JPEG in Photoshop CS6 ?
    [I can’t comment on the Photoshop team’s plans, but FWIW I’ve heard exceedingly few such requests. Third parties can certainly add support to Photoshop, just as Microsoft did with HD Photo (CS2 and later). –J.]

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