Flash Player 11 produces the experience on the net to an entire higher place, mainly with the introduction of 3D GPU acceleration, known as Stage 3D.
Here you find a listing of some of the more substantial benefits unveiled in Flash Player 11. You will notice that one component essential to SWF programmers - the SWF security of their program code - is missing. SWF encryption software is still the best choice for this job.
H.264/AVC software encoding for cameras (desktop): Stream high-quality video from a computer's camera using higher compression efficiency and industry-wide support, enabling stunning live interactions (for example video chat and video conferencing) and live video transmissions.
Support of native JSON: ActionScript programmers are now able to take full advantage of high-performance native parsing and output of JSON-formatted data. Programmers can combine existing data seamlessly in their projects.
Cubic Bézier curves: With the Graphics. cubic curve to drawing API programmers can quickly design complex cubic Bézier curves without custom ActionScript code.
Native 64-bit support: Now take advantage of native support for 64-bit operating systems and 64-bit web browsers on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows.
Stage 3D accelerated graphics rendering: Stage 3D is a new architecture for hardware-accelerated graphics rendering designed by Adobe. Stage 3D provides a collection of low-level APIs that empower advanced 2D/3D rendering functionality across screens and devices. Stage 3D gives 2D and 3D framework and app designers the use of high-performance GPU hardware acceleration, allowing the development of new types of rich experiences. Make sure to employ SWF security to protect your graphics.
Support of improved high-resolution bitmaps: BitmapData objects are no longer limited by a max resolution of 16 megapixels and maximum bitmap width/height is not limited to 8,191 pixels, enabling the development of programs that use large bitmaps. SWF encryption is important here, as mentioned above, to help thwart intellectual property (IP) theft.
JPEG-XR support: Flash Player and AIR now add support for the JPEG-XR advanced image compression standard. The computationally light and portable JPEG-XR format offers adds support for alpha channel transparency, more effective compression than JPEG and enables both lossy and lossless compression support.
Secure random number generator: Designers are now able to reap the benefits of cryptographically secure random number generation to develop more secure algorithms and protocols.
Not found in this list is anything to do with SWF obfuscator enhancements for securing SWF ActionScript. For SWF security and SWF encryption, a programmer is always best supported with a third-party solution.
A couple of last features to cover include native text input UI (mobile) and garbage collection. Mobile products are now able to leverage the native text input controls on mobile platforms, including platform-specific user interaction techniques like magnification and text selection. Garbage collection now supplies smoother, more responsive user experiences by letting programmers supply hints to improve garbage collection management.
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