Flash plays multimedia SWF files, Flash content, videos and movies, as well as interactive animations, web games, flying logos, and graphics created in Macromedia Flash, now Adobe Flash
which is developed and distributed by Adobe after its acquisition.
This player is very small, takes only a short time to download, and is a great starting point for experiencing multimedia on the Web.
Flash also supports high-fidelity MP3 streaming audio, text entry fields, interactive interfaces, and more. All Flash formats can be viewed with this latest release.
Flash Player is practically an Internet standard when it comes to viewing multimedia content on the Web. Animations and graphics created for the player are often engaging and well executed.Features and Facts:
* 85% of the top 100 websites use Flash Player
* 75% of web video is viewed using Flash Player, including videos encoded in the most popular codecs such as H.264 and VP6
* 3.5 million developers use the Flash Platform
* 98% of Internet connected PCs have Flash Player
* 98% of enterprises rely on Flash Player
* 10% of web games are delivered using Flash Player
* 19 of the top 20 device manufacturers worldwide have committed to shipping Flash technology on their devices
* Originally created as a technology for tablets with touch interfaces, and today, it has support for working on touch-based devices.
* Interactive content for Flash Player is dynamic and visual, and like all multimedia content and technologies, it requires more processing power than static HTML documents. Flash Player performs as well as, if not better than, comparable multimedia technologies.
* Security is one of the highest priorities for the Flash Player team. The Symantec Global Internet Threat Report for 2009 found that Flash Player had the second lowest number of vulnerabilities of all Internet technologies listed (which included both web plug-ins and browsers)
* Flash Player is part of a rich ecosystem of both open and proprietary technologies. The core engine of Flash Player (AVM+) is open source and was donated to the Mozilla Foundation, where it is actively maintained. The file formats supported by Flash Player, SWF and FLV/F4V, as well as the RTMP and AMF protocols are freely available and openly published.