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Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash (previously called Shockwave Flash and Macromedia Flash) is a set of multimedia software created by Macromedia and currently developed and distributed by Adobe Systems.

Flash can manipulate vector and raster graphics and supports bi-directional streaming of audio and video. It contains a scripting language called ActionScript.

 Flash Player 11.2

Price
Free to download

Size
6.9MB
License

Proprietary

Developer
Adobe

Website
www.adobe.com

System Requirements
Minimum:
CPU: 800MHz
RAM: 512MB
Graphics: 128MB

Recommended @852x480
CPU: Pentium 4 2.33GHz
RAM: 128MB
Graphics: 64MB of VRAM

Support Sites:
Wiki, Instructions, Using Adobe Flash and other 32-bit applications on 64-bit Linux

Selected Reviews:
Practical Technology, DesktopLinux

Features include:

  • Lightweight footprint
  • Stage 3D accelerated graphics rendering
  • Multi-threaded video decoding
  • Full-screen support with hardware scaling
  • Stage video hardware acceleration
  • Support for full screen mode with multiple monitors
  • HTTP dynamic streaming
  • Streat reconnect
  • Smark seek
  • Buffered stream catch-up
  • Plays MP4, M4A, MOV, MP4V, 3GP and 3G2 content
  • Includes H.264 video and High Efficiency AAC (HE-AAC) audio codec
  • Audio hardware decoding
  • Flash Player cache - enables common components, such as the Flex Framework, to be cached locally and then used by any SWF from any domain
  • Peer-assisted networking using the encrypted Real Time Media Flow Protocol
  • Sub-pixel text rendering
  • Fast switch
  • Accelerometer input
  • AVM2, a highly optimized ActionScript Virtual Machine (AVM)
  • ActionScript, a powerful object-oriented programming language of the Adobe Flash Player runtime environment
  • Periodic timer
  • Input method editor (IME) support
  • Supports expanded integration with Input Method Editors (IMEs) for Asian-language Flash application
  • Multitouch and gestures
  • Global error handling
  • Microphone access
  • Support for mobile platforms
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