Yesterday, Adobe has released a Beta version of Flash Player 10.2 bringing some nice enhancements, including: hardware acceleration support.
Stage Video hardware acceleration
A new method for video playback in Flash Player will allow developers to leverage complete hardware acceleration of the video rendering pipeline, enabling best-in-class playback performance. Stage Video can dramatically decrease processor usage and enables higher frame rates, reduced memory usage, and greater pixel fidelity and quality.
Internet Explorer 9 hardware accelerated rendering support
Flash Player takes advantage of hardware accelerated graphics in Internet Explorer 9, utilizing hardware rendering surfaces to improve graphics performance and enable seamless composition.
Native custom mouse cursors
Developers can define custom native mouse cursors, enabling user experience enhancements and improving performance.
Support for full screen mode with multiple monitors
Full screen content will remain in full-screen on secondary monitors, allowing users to watch full-screen content while working on another display.
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