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Adobe Releases Beta Flash Player 10.2

Adobe Software has released the beta version of Flash Player 10.2 for developers.

The newest version of the player introduces new features such as enhanced video playback and Internet Explorer hardware acceleration.

According to a blog post, the highlight of the new Flash Player is Stage Video, an API which will allow websites to deliver 'smooth and beautiful' high definition video on devices and web browsers.

“Working together with hardware vendors has helped us take advantage of the GPU to offload not only H.264 hardware decoding (introduced in Flash Player 10.1) but the rest of the video rendering pipeline, including color conversion, scaling, and blitting,” Adobe explained.

Adobe has also introduced Internet Explorer 9 GPU support, which is capable of improving the performance of the web browser by 35 per cent.

Apart from full-screen playback, users with multiple monitors will be able to watch full-screen videos on one display while working on a seperate one.