Adobe Flash Player Beta 1

Adobe Flash Player is the high performance, lightweight, highly expressive client runtime that delivers powerful and consistent user experiences across major operating systems, browsers, mobile phones and devices.

Installed on over 750 million Internet-connected desktops and mobile devices, Flash Player enables organizations and individuals to build and deliver great digital experiences to their end users.

  • Immersive experiences with Flash video, content and applications with full-screen mode.
  • Low-bandwidth, high-quality video with advanced compression technology.
  • High-fidelity text using the advanced text rendering engine.
  • Real-time dynamic effects with filters for Blur, DropShadow, Glow, Bevel, Gradient Glow, Gradient Bevel, Displacement Map, Convolution, and Color Matrix.
  • Innovative media compositions with 8-bit video alpha channels.
  • Blend modes, radial gradient, and stroke enhancements.
  • Additional image formats: GIF, Progressive JPEG, and PNG.


* Stage3D APIs — Create highly interactive visuals to improve collaboration on 3-dimensional models.
* G.711 audio compression for telephony — Integrate voice/telephony into business apps using G.711 codec.
* H.264/AVC SW Encoding — Encode higher quality video locally using H.264 video.
* Socket Progress Events — Build advanced file sharing apps like FTP clients that send large amounts of data.
* HD surround sound — Deliver full HD videos with 7.1 channel surround sound directly to AIR powered TVs.
* Includes security enhancements.

Download: Adobe Flash Player Beta 1 | ~3 MB (Freeware)
Download: Adobe Flash Player 10 (Current stable release) | ~3 MB (Freeware)
View: Adobe Flash Player Website

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Not that I wish flash stuff didn't exist, but it's so over done, it's ridiculous. I know there's flash blocker, and I have it installed in my Seamonkey browser (and love it), but still wish people/web masters would curb the use some.

Also wish there weren't so many security flaws and bugs in it that require constant updates. I know, wishful thinking there!

great finally a new build for 64 bits, the previous square build was pretty outdated (november) have to uninstall both because afraid of security issues.

HD 7.1 Surround!!! There is no technology out there on the web that allows you to play HD 7.1 audio..

Again, Flash light years ahead of anything out there.

Arkose said,
There are 64-bit builds for all operating systems (see the page the article links to).

beware, i thought that 64 bit version would be separate from 32 bits version so im using firefox nightly x64 and this flash plugin 64 bit, but for my surprise it installed 32 bit plugin too replacing the current flash 10 for my firefox 5 32bits and opera 12

This new beta shows great progress. Using the hardware acceleration provided by my HD4650, there is negligible CPU use and it is very fast.

adiaga said,

you compare it to?

I think he's referring to the "lightweight" statement. Flash uses quite a bit of CPU power so I don't get how it can be lightweight.

bastones said,

I think he's referring to the "lightweight" statement. Flash uses quite a bit of CPU power so I don't get how it can be lightweight.

Lightweight as in its not very big? the installer is a few mb. And these days it runs quite well on windows with hardware acceleration in my experience. HD flash video only uses like 0-5% cpu for me.