One of the most underrated companies in the history of internet technology, Adobe deserves to have an ‘adobe appreciation day’ sometime soon.
The company has relentlessly worked towards the progress of the technology, and especially the world of internet technology and software precision.
They have come out with many products which we so easily use today without even realizing how hard would it have been without these tools.
Adobe’s Flash Player is one such tool which is often under-appreciated for the functions that it performs.
The latest version of the adobe flash player is the adobe flash player 17, and here are some of the features that it brings along with itself:
Flash Player Control Panel Improvements
“The system control panel will now display the currently installed version of Flash Player’s ActiveX, NPAPI, and PPAPI plugins. We’ve also clarified how Chrome and Chromium (PPAPI) users can edit their Flash Player settings.
The Mac Installer for the flash player has also seen some updates, as the Mac installer will no longer request users close the Chrome browser during installation. In future versions we’ll work to further improve the user experience of our installers.”
VideoTexture Support in AIR for Windows, Mac and iOS
“We’ve introduced a new ActionScript feature that allows hardware accelerated video to be used as a source texture in a Stage3D environment.
Currently, using video with Stage3D requires the use of the Video object, which is not accelerated, and manipulation of the bitmap representations of the video frames.
This new feature, called VideoTexture, allows direct access to a texture object that is sourced from a Netstream or Camera object. As of the first Flash Player 17 this feature is back and now available on AIR Mac, Windows and iOS.
Look for Android support in an upcoming release. Please see the VideoTexture blog post for implementation details.”
Stage3D – Standard Extended Profile for AIR Mobile
“In recent releases of the Runtime we’ve added support for Standard and Standard Constrained Stage3D profiles. With AIR 17 we’re adding a new Standard Extended Profile for iOS and Android devices that support GLES3.
Availability of the “standardExtended” profile indicates the availability of AGAL3. The same profile name can then be used in requestContext3D and requestContext3DMatchingProfiles methods of Stage3D.”
These are the various new features that have been introduced with the all new flash player 17, and this is something that is quite developer-friendly when we look at an overall approach by the firm.
A developer friendly update will typically mean the user is the end benefactor as the more comfortable the coders are the better results the users get. Keep following us at TheREM for more updates related to the Adobe Flash Player 17.