Monday, February 28, 2011

Adobe Flash Player v10.2 Release Includes Critical Update

Adobe has released Flash Player 10.2, with the version identified as 10.2.152. Flash Player 10.2.152 includes security enhancements described in Security Bulletin APSB11-02.  With this version, support ends for Microsoft Windows 2000 and Macintosh PowerPC-based computers.

The enhancements included in the updated Flash Player include the following:
  1. Stage Video hardware acceleration
    A new method for video playback in Flash Player  allows developers to leverage complete hardware acceleration of the video rendering pipeline, enabling best-in-class high definition (HD) playback performance.  Stage Video dramatically decreases processor usage enabling higher frame rates and reduced memory usage to deliver HD quality video on a broad range of devices. 

  2. 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.

  3. Internet Explorer 9 hardware accelerated rendering support
    Flash Player takes advantage of harware accelerated graphics in Internet Explorer 9, utilizing hardware rendering surfaces to improve graphics performance and enable seamless composition.

  4. Native custom mouse cursor: 
    Developers can define custom native mouse cursors, enabling user experience enhancements and improved performance.

  5. Sub-pixel text rendering
    Improved readability of text in Flash Player, especially for complex character-based languages. 

Although Adobe suggests downloading the update from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center or by using the auto-update mechanism within the product when prompted, if you prefer, the direct download links are as follows:
If you use the Adobe Flash Player Download Center, be careful to UNCHECK the box shown below. It is not needed for the Flash Player update. 

1 MB

In addition, any toolbar offered with Adobe products can be unchecked if not wanted.

Verify Installation:
To verify the Adobe Flash Player version number installed on your computer, go to the About Flash Player page, or right-click on content running in Flash Player and select "About Adobe Flash Player" from the menu.

Do this for each browser installed on your computer.


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Flv Player said...

Adobe Flash Player v10.2 updates are good, its different and new too..... i like it, i will install it soon!

ky331 said...

We need to be a bit more careful with the 4th component, which you have not specified:
Adobe released Flash Player (Flash10m.ocx) on Feb. 8th,
and Flash Player Flash10n.ocx) on Feb. 28th.
There does not (yet) seem to be any documentation on the latest change.

Corrine said...

Hi, ky331.

The Flash Player update on February 8 was part of a massive Adobe security update. See for information and links: Critical Security Updates to Adobe Products.

john said...

installing 10.2 I cannot view you tube videos!! They will work only if you use pop-up feature.Have audio but no video.

Flv Player

anil said...

An informative read... thanks for sharing.