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Adobe launces Flash 10 beta, adds 3D and acceleration support

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Adobe has released a public beta of its Flash Player 10, aka Astro, for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Flash Player 10 is the first version to support hardware acceleration from graphics processors.

Other new features in Flash Player 10 are:

  • Support for 3D
  • Enhanced drawing API
  • Support for custom filters and effects in real time using Adobe Pixel Bender (formerly called ‘Hydra’)
  • Support for variable bitrate video that can automatically drop quality to maintain a constant framerate
  • More advanced text layout

Adobe asks that you uninstall any existing Flash Player before installing this beta version.

For more info check out the product page here.

[Via Electronista]

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