Adobe Flash Player (known as Shockwave Flash in Firefox & Internet Explorer) is content creation computer software using the Adobe Flash platform, including watching multimedia contents, accessing rich Internet applications, and streaming audio and video. Flash Player can run from a web browser as a browser plug-in or on supported mobile devices. Flash Player was created by Macromedia and has been developed and distributed by Adobe Systems since Adobe acquired Macromedia in 2005. Flash Player is distributed as freeware or, in China, as adware.
Adobe Flash Player Stage 3D
Build stunning, blazing-fast cinematic 2D and 3D games. Usefully accelerated GPU rendering, which leverages the power of OpenGL and DirectX graphics.
Create high-performance, more responsive games and content using ActionScript workers and shared ByteArray support. Share memory and leverage machine resources by offloading tasks to background workers that run concurrently.
Deliver exciting, full-screen games with full keyboard support across browsers (including Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer) and operating systems (Mac and Windows).
Enhanced mouse control
Create immersive, panoramic games that take advantage of infinite scrolling, mouse lock, relative mouse coordinates and right- and middle-click events.
Play high-quality HD video with industry-standard codecs such as H.264, AAC, and MP3. Use GPU hardware optimization and chipsets that scale across all platforms to provide best-in-class video performance.
Engage viewers with optimized and adaptive bitrate video streaming as well as an extensive feature set. Support for streaming standards such as HDS, RTMP, and progressive video allows video content to be delivered efficiently and flexibly across various network and CDN configurations.
Deliver protected premium video content using Adobe Access, which supports a wide range of business models, including video-on-demand, live broadcast, HD rental, subscription, and electronic sell-through.
Adobe Flash Player Multicore rendering
Build high-performance vector graphics and display true 1080 p videos that take advantage of up to four CPU cores
SWF file optimization
Deliver optimized SWF files for faster download through the LZMA compression algorithm.