Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bitmap Smoothing with ActionScript 3

Bitmaps Actionscript 3

Controls whether or not the bitmap is smoothed when scaled. The above images were scaled at 300%. When you load an image using a loader and would like to increase the size of the image, use the smoothing property. If true, the bitmap is smoothed when scaled. If false, the bitmap is not smoothed when scaled.

The Code

import flash.display.Loader;
import flash.display.Bitmap;

var myPicLoader:Loader = new Loader();
myPicLoader.contentLoaderInfo.addEventListener(Event.COMPLETE, onComplete);
myPicLoader.load(new URLRequest(""));

var myPicLoader2:Loader = new Loader();
myPicLoader2.contentLoaderInfo.addEventListener(Event.COMPLETE, onComplete2);
myPicLoader2.load(new URLRequest(""));

function onComplete(event:Event):void {
var bitmapImage:Bitmap =;
bitmapImage.smoothing = true; // APPLY SMOOTHING
myPicLoader.x = 52; // X Placement
myPicLoader.y = 25; // Y Placement
myPicLoader.height = 200;
myPicLoader.width = 168;

function onComplete2(event:Event):void {
var bitmapImage2:Bitmap =;
bitmapImage2.smoothing = false; // APPLY SMOOTHING
myPicLoader2.x = 307; // X Placement
myPicLoader2.y = 25; // Y Placement
myPicLoader2.height = 200;
myPicLoader2.width = 168;


Using Video Smoothing Blog Post

Video Smoothing with ActionScript 3

Flash Video Actionscript 3

Originally posted on

Video Smoothing

Smoothing specifies whether the video should be smoothed (interpolated) when it is scaled. For smoothing to work, the player must be in high-quality mode. The default value is false (no smoothing).

When you use the Flash Only Full Screen and high quality publish setting with a low resolution video, the smoothing comes in handy.

video Settings

If you want to allow any zoom effects on the video, allow the user to resize it, or maybe create a low-res version for use on the web, you’ll need to enable smoothing on the video.

The NetStream Class

var video:Video = new Video();
var nc:NetConnection = new NetConnection();
var ns:NetStream;
//Call the function below
//This function adds the video elements
function startVideo(){
//Add the video to the stage
//connect the netStream/netConnection with the video
ns = new NetStream(nc);
ns.client = {onMetaData:ns_onMetaData, NetStatusEvent:ns_onPlayStatus};
//Start with video being smoothed
video.smoothing = true;
function ns_onMetaData(_data:Object){
//put stuff here if you want.
function ns_onPlayStatus(e:NetStatusEvent){
//put other stuff here if you want.
//See the difference between video being smoothed and not smoothed by
//pressing "s"
stage.addEventListener(KeyboardEvent.KEY_DOWN, checkKey);
function checkKey(e:KeyboardEvent):void{
if (e.keyCode == 83){
video.smoothing = !video.smoothing

The FLVPlayback class

Use the FLVPlayback component and set its parameters in the properties Inspector, then add the code:

function smoothVideo(){
var myVideo = FLVPlayback_Instance.getVideoPlayer(0);
myVideo.smoothing = true;

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Using the Microphone with the Flash Player to View Activity Levels

Flash Player Actionscript 3 Images
  1. Choose a microphone
  2. Click the close button.
  3. Allow access to activate microphone

Use the Microphone class to capture audio from a microphone attached to a computer running Adobe AIR. Use the Microphone class to monitor the audio locally. Use the NetConnection and NetStream classes to transmit the audio to Flash Media Server. Flash Media Server can send the audio to other servers and broadcast it to other clients running Adobe AIR.

A system might not have a microphone or other sound input device attached to it. You can use the Microphone.names property or the Microphone.getMicrophone() method to check whether the user has a sound input device installed. If the user doesn't have a sound input device installed, the names array has a length of zero, and the getMicrophone() method returns a value of null.

Calling the Microphone.getMicrophone() method without a parameter returns the first sound input device discovered on the user's system.

The Sound Player

  1. Create a dynamic text field with instance the name of activity_txt
  2. Create a dynamic text field with instance the name of width_txt.
  3. Create a dynamic text field with instance the name of status_txt
  4. Draw a line with instance the name of line_mc.

The Code


var myMic:Microphone = Microphone.getMicrophone();
myMic.addEventListener(StatusEvent.STATUS, this.onMicStatus);

function onMicStatus(event:StatusEvent):void
if (event.code == "Microphone.Unmuted")
status_txt.text = "Microphone access was allowed.";
else if (event.code == "Microphone.Muted")
status_txt.text = "Microphone access was denied.";

stage.addEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, stage_EnterFrame);
function stage_EnterFrame(e:Event)
line_mc.width = myMic.activityLevel*5;
activity_txt.text = "Activity: " + String(myMic.activityLevel) + "%";
width_txt.text = "Line_mc Width: " + String(line_mc.width) + "px";

  1. Calling the Microphone.setUseEchoSuppression() method with a parameter value of true reduces, but does not completely eliminate, the risk that audio feedback will occur.
  2. The activity level is an integer (whole number) from 0 – 100 (no volume/full volume).
  3. Test the SWF and if you have a microphone you will see the levels on the bar and text fields change.

ActionScript 3.0 Language and Components Reference Using the Microphone class

Adobe Releases Air 2.5 with Smartphone, Tablet and Television Support

AIR Flash Builder ActionScript 3
Adobe Releases Air 2.5 with Smartphone, Tablet Support

"With the release of Air 2.5, more than three million Flash developers can now build a single game or application and easily deploy it across multiple application stores and devices," said David Wadhwani, Adobe's senior vice president of Creative and Interactive Solutions. "This is a huge step forward for developers looking to build rich, engaging applications but who have historically had to incur the cost of building them separately for each device and platform."

Adobe Air technology is supported on a range of devices, including smartphones and tablets which are running on platforms like iOS, Android and Blackberry, as well as PC-based operating systems like Windows, Macintosh and Linux.

Adobe AIR for Android

AIR developers will be able to upload AIR applications to the Android Market to be distributed for free or sold to users. These users will be able to download AIR applications just like any native Android application. If the AIR runtime is not already installed on the Android device, users will automatically be directed to download the AIR runtime from the Android Market. We are currently working with Android device OEMs to preinstall AIR to further improve the user experience.

Adobe AIR for TV

To make the optimizations in AIR 2.5 for TV available to developers, we added new APIs and enhanced others, including enhancements to the Keyboard APIs, the new StageVideo API, new Native Extension capabilities for hardware manufactures, and our new content protection solution called Flash Access 2.0. Flash Access enables content creators to deliver high value content right to the living room by having a protected delivery path from source to playback, including hardware security on the device using the device's hardware accelerated AES and RSA cores and secure key stores. By providing this high level of security, content creators and studios can have the comfort they need to delivery the highest-value Hollywood content directly over the Internet to a living room device.

With the introduction of AIR 2.5 for TV, Adobe is super excited to have Samsung as a launch partner, bringing the best platform for building rich content together with the largest TV and Blu-ray maker. Samsung is a leader in opening up the TV, starting with their Free the TV Developer Day in August 2010. Adobe has been working with Samsung throughout the year, porting and optimizing AIR for TV to run exceptionally well on their platform to allow developers to create best-in-breed applications. For developers to distribute their content, Samsung Apps is a platform that enables consumers to download and purchase applications on their TVs and Blu-ray players that come from many sources and use many technologies. Note that Samsung Apps is also connected to the Adobe InMarket service, which gives Flash and AIR developers a one-stop-shop to distribute their content to all the different platforms and devices that are enabled by Adobe AIR.

ADC article Optimizing Video and Content for Flash Platform on TV.

The impact of the new Air platform will be felt, especially as more and more devices begin to enable Flash. Already one of the top free apps on Android Market, Flash for Android brings rich Flash based content to mobile devices inside the browser.

New Adobe AIR Desktop Features

  1. CSS @font-face support
  2. CSS shadow support.
  3. StageWebView
  4. H.264 video hardware decoding for Windows.

Adobe Edge, a prototype for creating animation and transitions with HTML5

Adobe Fellow Mark Anders provides a sneak peek of a tool codenamed "Edge," a prototype of a tool for creating animation and transitions using the capabilities of HTML5.

Flash Catalyst Panini Preview

Flex 4 Flash Catalyst

With Flash Catalyst "Panini," Adobe is continuing to evolve the integration and collaboration of designers and developers, while providing additional capabilities to enable greater designer productivity when creating application user interface designs.


  1. Resizable applications and components
  2. Extensive workflow enhancements
  3. Designer productivity enhancements
Adobe Flash Catalyst Panini

More from AdobeTV

Adobe AIR Launchpad 2.0 with Mobile Support

AIR Flash Builder Flash Video
Version 2.0 of Adobe AIR Launchpad Beta

Version 2.0 of Adobe AIR Launchpad Beta is now available and supports the creation of AIR Mobile projects as well as some other important updates (start a new project or switch back and forth between mobile or desktop AIR projects without restarting the app)!

Version 2.0 allows you to create mobile projects based on the AIR for Android APIs and the Flex Hero SDK's. You can now choose Desktop or Mobile for your application and have a zip file and directory folder containing all of your options with samples that can be imported into Flash Builder. The Desktop option targets the Flash Builder 4 IDE and the Mobile option targetes the Flash Builder Burrito IDE which is still in development.

  1. Download Adobe AIR Launchpad 2.0
  2. Install Adobe AIR Launchpad.
  3. Run Adobe AIR Launchpad and select the capabilities your application needs from the dialog boxes. Launchpad will generate the Flex or Burrito project.
  4. Import the resulting project and build your application.
  5. Ask questions or share your feedback in the Adobe AIR Launchpad forum

More from Adobe Labs

Monday, October 25, 2010

Create an ActionScript 3 Scrolling Video Menu

Flash Player Actionscript 3 Flash Video

The ScrollPane component is used to to display images, and SWF files, but to assign functions to nested clips inside The ScrollPane is a real pain. In this post we will design a scroll pane and use the contents as a menu for a FLVPlayback component. The original script comes from, which was just a scroller but we will add buttons inside to control a FLVPlayback component.

The Scroller and Mask

  1. Get the TweenLite engine and save it in the same folder to access the classes
  2. Draw a rectangle 200×250. This will act as a mask for the content.
  3. Convert the rectangle to a movie clip. Set the registration point to the top left corner.
  4. Give the movie clip an instance name of myMask.
  5. Draw a line of size 1×250 on the right side of the stage do not convert to movie clip.
  6. Draw a circle 20×20. Convert it to a movie clip. Set registration point to center.
  7. Give the circle an instance name of scrollMC.
  8. Put the circle on the top of the line like below.

Create the content movie clip

  1. Create a movie clip out of a rectangle the same width as the mask.
  2. The height can be any amount as only the mask size portion will be shown..
  3. Set the registration point to the top left corner.
  4. Give the content an instance name of myContent
  5. Add images to use as thumbnails for your video's and convert them to buttons
  6. All functions are on the parent timeline.
  7. Use movieClip.movieClip format to access the buttons inside the child MC.
  8. Ensure all instance names are completed for the buttons and movie clips
  9. Paste or type the below code.
  10. The tweens blur can be adjusted inside the tweenFinished function.

The Video Player

  1. Place an FLVPlayback component on stage with instance the name of myMovie.
  2. Choose a skin or use video controls.
  3. Give all controls instance names.
  4. Set the controls to the FLVPlayback component.
  5. Set the initial video, volume level and stop autoplay.

The Final Code

//Import TweenMax and the plugin for the blur filter
import com.greensock.TweenMax;
import com.greensock.plugins.BlurFilterPlugin;
import flash.display.*;

myMovie.playPauseButton = playPause;
myMovie.stopButton = stopBtn;
myMovie.seekBar = myBar;
myMovie.source = "";
myMovie.autoPlay = false;
myMovie.volumeBar = volBar;

myContent.one_btn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, playVid);
myContent.two_btn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, playVid2);
myContent.three_btn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, playVid3);

function playVid(e:MouseEvent):void{
myMovie.source = "";

function playVid2(e:MouseEvent):void{
myMovie.source = "";

function playVid3(e:MouseEvent):void{
myMovie.source = "";

//Save the content's and mask's height.
//Assign your own content height here!!
var CONTENT_HEIGHT:Number = 940;
var MASK_HEIGHT:Number = 250;

//We want to know what was the previous y coordinate of the content (for the animation)
var oldY:Number = myContent.y;

//Position the content on the top left corner of the mask
myContent.x = myMask.x;
myContent.y = myMask.y;

//Set the mask to our content
myContent.mask = myMask;

//Create a rectangle that will act as the bounds to the scrollMC.
//This way the scrollMC can only be dragged along the line.
var bounds:Rectangle = new Rectangle(scrollMC.x,scrollMC.y,0,250);

//We want to know when the user is scrolling
var scrolling:Boolean = false;

//Listen when the user is holding the mouse down on the scrollMC
scrollMC.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_DOWN, startScroll);

//Listen when the user releases the mouse button
stage.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_UP, stopScroll);

//This function is called when the user is dragging the scrollMC
function startScroll(e:Event):void {

//Set scrolling to true
scrolling = true;

//Start dragging the scrollMC

//This function is called when the user stops dragging the scrollMC
function stopScroll(e:Event):void {

//Set scrolling to false
scrolling = false;

//Stop the drag

//Add ENTER_FRAME to animate the scroll
addEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, enterHandler);

//This function is called in each frame
function enterHandler(e:Event):void {

//Check if we are scrolling
if (scrolling == true) {

//Calculate the distance how far the scrollMC is from the top
var distance:Number = Math.round(scrollMC.y - bounds.y);

//Calculate the percentage of the distance from the line height.
//So when the scrollMC is on top, percentage is 0 and when its
//at the bottom the percentage is 1.
var percentage:Number = distance / MASK_HEIGHT;

//Save the old y coordinate
oldY = myContent.y;

//Calculate a new y target coordinate for the content.
//We subtract the mask's height from the contentHeight.
//Otherwise the content would move too far up when we scroll down.
//Remove the subraction to see for yourself!
var targetY:Number = -((CONTENT_HEIGHT - MASK_HEIGHT) * percentage) + myMask.y;

//We only want to animate the scroll if the old y is different from the new y.
//In our movie we animate the scroll if the difference is bigger than 5 pixels.
if (Math.abs(oldY - targetY) > 5) {

//Tween the content to the new location.
//Call the function tweenFinished() when the tween is complete., 0.3, {y: targetY, blurFilter:{blurX:2, blurY:2}, onComplete: tweenFinished});

//This function is called when the tween is finished
function tweenFinished():void {

//Tween the content back to "normal" (= remove blur), 0.3, {blurFilter:{blurX:0, blurY:0}});

ActionScript 3 Basic Mouse Events

Flex Builder 4 Flash Video Mouse Events

Click on the SWF or move the mouse to activate the text.

The code below shows how the text in a dynamic text field responds to the user moving and clicking with the mouse.

  • //Make a dynamic text field named mouse_events  
  • //The stage will listen for each event and display the related text.  
  • stage.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_DOWN, mouse_down);   
  • stage.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_UP, mouse_up);   
  • stage.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_MOVE, moving);  
  • stage.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_OUT, leave);  
  • function moving(event:MouseEvent)   
  • {   
  •     mouse_events.text = "Your mouse is moving";  
  • }   
  • function mouse_down(event:MouseEvent)   
  • {   
  •     mouse_events.text = "The mouse button is down";  
  • }   
  • function mouse_up(event:MouseEvent)   
  • {   
  •     mouse_events.text = "Mouse button is up again";  
  • }
  • function leave(event:MouseEvent)   
  • {   
  •     mouse_events.text = ""; //No text  
  • }

CLICK : MouseEvent.CLICK
Used to detect mouse clicks.

Used to detect double clicks.

Checks when mouse is pressed down.

Monitors when the mouse leaves the stage.

Monitors when the mouse moves.

Monitors when the mouse moves out of the attached to object of the event.

Monitors when the mouse moves over the attached to object of the event.

Monitors when the mouse moves up the attached to object of the event from a click.

Monitors when the mouse wheel moves, detect the positive or negative delta property for distance and direction moved.

Dispatched when the user moves a pointing device away from an InteractiveObject instance.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Make A Movie Clip Follow Mouse Clicks Using ActionScript 3

Flex Builder 4 Flash Video Mouse Events

Click on the stage and the ball will follow the mouse click.

The Code

import fl.transitions.Tween;
import fl.transitions.TweenEvent;
import fl.transitions.easing.*;

var xMovement:Tween;
var yMovement:Tween;

function Start():void
stage.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, moveToClick);

function moveToClick(event:MouseEvent):void

xMovement = new Tween(circle_mc,"x",Back.easeIn,circle_mc.x,mouseX,.7,true);
yMovement = new Tween(circle_mc,"y",Back.easeIn,circle_mc.y,mouseY,.7,true);


The fl.transitions.package

The fl.transitions.package contains classes that let you use ActionScript to create animation effects. You use the Tween and TransitionManager classes as the primary classes for customizing animation in ActionScript 3.0.

Blinds The Blinds class reveals the movie clip object by using appearing or disappearing rectangles.
Fade The Fade class fades the movie clip object in or out.
Fly The Fly class slides the movie clip object in from a specified direction.
Iris The Iris class reveals the movie clip object by using an animated mask of a square shape or a circle shape that zooms in or out.
Photo Makes the movie clip object appear or disappear like a photographic flash.
PixelDissolve The PixelDissolve class reveals reveals the movie clip object by using randomly appearing or disappearing rectangles in a checkerboard pattern.
Rotate The Rotate class rotates the movie clip object.
Squeeze The Squeeze class scales the movie clip object horizontally or vertically.
Transition The Transition class is the base class for all transition classes.
TransitionManager The TransitionManager class defines animation effects.
Tween The Tween class lets you use ActionScript to move, resize, and fade movie clips by specifying a property of the target movie clip to animate over a number of frames or seconds.
TweenEvent The TweenEvent class represents events that are broadcast by the fl.transitions.Tween class.
Wipe The Wipe class reveals or hides the movie clip object by using an animated mask of a shape that moves horizontally.
Zoom The Zoom class zooms the movie clip object in or out by scaling it in proportion.


ActionScript 3.0 Reference

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Copy to Clipboard Using ActionScript 3

Flex Builder 4 Flash Video


Replaces the contents of the Clipboard with a specified text string. This method works from any security context when called as a result of a user event (such as a keyboard or input device event handler). This method is provided for SWF content running in Flash Player 9. It allows only adding String content to the Clipboard.. Three-dimensional display objects follow the pointer and Sprite.startDrag() moves the object within the three-dimensional plane defined by the display object. Or, if the display object is a two-dimensional object and the child of a three-dimensional object, the two-dimensional object moves within the three dimensional plane defined by the three-dimensional parent object.

flash.desktop Clipboard

The Clipboard class provides a container for transferring data and objects through the clipboard. The operating system clipboard can be accessed through the static generalClipboard property.

A Clipboard object can contain the same information in more than one format. By supplying information in multiple formats, you increase the chances that another application will be able to use that information. Add data to a Clipboard object with the setData() or setDataHandler() method.

ActionScript 3.0 Reference

Drag and Drop with ActionScript 3

Flex Builder 4 Flash Video Mouse Events

Drag and drop code

reset.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, comeHome);

function comeHome(e:Event) {
mc.x = 115;
mc.y = 70;

function initDragger(mc:MovieClip):void
mc.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_DOWN, mouseDownDragger);
mc.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_UP, mouseUpDragger);

function mouseDownDragger(e:MouseEvent):void
function mouseUpDragger(e:MouseEvent):void

// Set up drag


Lets the user drag the specified sprite. The sprite remains draggable until explicitly stopped through a call to the Sprite.stopDrag() method, or until another sprite is made draggable. Only one sprite is draggable at a time. Three-dimensional display objects follow the pointer and Sprite.startDrag() moves the object within the three-dimensional plane defined by the display object. Or, if the display object is a two-dimensional object and the child of a three-dimensional object, the two-dimensional object moves within the three dimensional plane defined by the three-dimensional parent object.


lockCenter:Boolean (default = false) — Specifies whether the draggable sprite is locked to the center of the pointer position (true), or locked to the point where the user first clicked the sprite (false).

bounds:Rectangle(default = null) — Value relative to the coordinates of the Sprite's parent that specify a constraint rectangle for the Sprite.


Ends the startDrag() method. A sprite that was made draggable with the startDrag() method remains draggable until a stopDrag() method is added, or until another sprite becomes draggable. Only one sprite is draggable at a time.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Adobe AIR Launchpad Walkthrough

AIR Flash Builder Flash Video

The Adobe AIR Launchpad is an incredibly easy application to use, and is a superb tool for learning AIR and FLEX actionscript code. It allows you select on a step-by-step basis which sections of an application you would like to include in a ready-made project code base for you.

AIR Launchpad
  1. Download Adobe AIR Launchpad
  2. Install Adobe AIR Launchpad.
  3. Run Adobe AIR Launchpad and select the capabilities your application needs from the dialog boxes. Launchpad will generate the Flex project.
  4. Import the resulting project into Flash Builder 4 and build your application.
  5. Ask questions or share your feedback in the Adobe AIR Launchpad forum

Printing With ActionScript 3

Flex Builder 4 Flash Video Printing

Actions Panel Version

This article teaches you how to add a print option to a portion of your swf file.

  • Create the text or image that you want to print
  • All or each of the pritable content must be inside Movie Clip.
  • Create a print button.
  • Add a Click event listener to the button that will be handled by the printCode function.
  • Create a new PrintJob instance.
  • If needed we resize the content to fit within the page dimensions.
  • Add the content as a page to the print job and send it to the printer.


The PrintJob Class

The PrintJob class lets you create content and print it to one or more pages. This class lets you render content that is visible, dynamic or off-screen to the user, prompt users with a single Print dialog box, and print an unscaled document with proportions that map to the proportions of the content. This capability is especially useful for rendering and printing dynamic content, such as database content and dynamic text.

ActionScript 3.0 Language and Components Reference
for the PrintJob properties, methods and events

Apply Tweens To The FLVPlayback Component

Flex Builder 4 Flash Video

To create the tween for the FLVPlayback Component.

  • Draw a rectangle and match it to the dimension of the original video, then convert it to a movie clip.
  • Resize the movie clip to fit the tween on the stage, the video dimensions will be preseved
  • Enter the timline of the movie clip, make a new layer and place the FLVPlayback component on the stage.
  • Configure the properties of the component.
  • Delete the other layer inside the movie clip.
  • Apply any motion preset or tween to the movie clip.

No After Effects needed. You can use any tween engine to provide any additional animation or 3D effects. The basic concept here is to just place the video inside a movie clip.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Create A 3D Effect for the FLVPlayback Component Without ActionScript

Flex Builder 4 Flash Video

Use 3D On A FLVPlayback Component

To create the 3D effect for the FLVPlayback Component.

  • Find or create a 3D screen
  • Draw a rectangle and match it to the dimension of the original video, then convert it to a movie clip.
  • Use the 3D tools to match the screen area size and shape.
  • Enter the timline of the movie clip, make a new layer and place the FLVPlayback component on the stage.
  • Configure the properties of the component.
  • Delete the other layer inside the movie clip.
  • Test your new 3D video.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Flash Video with HTML5 Backup

Flex Builder 4 Flash Video

Introducing the JW Player for HTML5

Today, Longtail Video announced the beta release of the JW Player for HTML5. The JW Player for HTML5 leverages new technology within modern web browsers to playback video without the need for plugins or addons. This has the potential to improve both user experience and performance, especially as browsers begin to take advantage of the hardware-based video decoding available on most devices.

That having been said, no browser on the market today has the extensive playback capability of the JW Player for Flash. For that reason, They built in a seamless fallback for those viewers who can't take advantage of these improvements.

  • Full support for all browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, iPad, and iPhone
  • Playback capabilities for H.264, Theora, and FLV
  • Support for all JW Player PNG Skins and
  • An extensive API for those who want to add in additional functionality
  • You can download the JW Player for HTML5 here.

Flash Player 10.1 for Google TV

Flex Builder 4 Flash Video

google TV

Flash Player 10.1 Demo on Google TV

Adobe shows off what Flash 10.1 can do with Google TV.

The launch of the first Google TV devices

Posted by David Schmidt from Adobe Blogs

We are excited about the launch of the first Google TV devices. Google TV has set out to revolutionize the way we all enjoy television by bringing the web and search to the experience. All Google TV devices will ship with a beta version of Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1, a great step towards bringing a full web browsing experience to Internet connected televisions and other digital home devices. With support for Adobe Flash, more than three million developers worldwide are now able to extend their web content to the digital home so users can enjoy rich, high-definition videos and other Flash-based web content.

Thanks to the ubiquity of Flash, there is a tremendous amount of engaging content on the web. Watching video on computers and smartphones is great, but it is an even better experience watching web videos streamed to the biggest screen in your home – your TV. Flash Player for Google TV is optimized to deliver amazing HD Flash video – all the way up to pristine 1080p. Users can access both free and premium video content from sites across the web. Some great examples are YouTube, TBS, TNT, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, VEVO, Amazon Video On Demand, and HBO GO, just to name a few!

This is another important milestone for our multiscreen vision, enabling Flash content across devices, platforms, and browsers. Similar to the release of Flash Player 10.1 for Android smartphones in May, the initial release for Adobe Flash on Google TV is a beta version. It's a great way for us to get feedback on real-world performance within the unique context of these new device screens. Users will be able to benefit from "over-the-air" updates of the Google TV platform and Flash Player as we continue to collaborate with Google to improve the capabilities of Flash on these devices.

Adobe has been working closely with Google to integrate Flash Player 10.1 into all of their platforms, including Chrome, Android, and now Google TV. While the beta version of Flash Player 10.1 on Google TV is a work in progress and still needs to be optimized for certain types of content, we are excited about the unlimited potential a full browser combined with Flash Player will bring to the TV experience. We are committed to delivering updates to the Flash Player over the coming months to constantly improve the web experience on Google TV.

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