Adobe Intros High-Definition Flash Video Showcase

Dec 7th, 2007 | By | Category: Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

Adobe Flash Video

Are you ready to try out HD streaming video in your Web browser?

On Wednesday, Adobe Systems announced the immediate availability of Adobe Flash Player 9, which adds H.264 standard video support, the same standard deployed in Blu-Ray and HD-DVD high definition video players, and High Efficiency AAC (HE-AAC) audio capabilities. The player features hardware accelerated, multi-core enhanced, full-screen video playback for high-resolution viewing across major operating systems and browsers.

To demo the Player, Adobe has added a new video showcase to its site that features high-def content. In order to try it out, you’ll need to download the new Flash Player.

You’ll also need a good computer and a fast connection. Even with that, you’re likely to see some stuttering at 720p or 1080p.

The image quality, though, is gorgeous.

Check out the screen captures below, then download the plugin and let us know in the comments what you think about the demo videos.

Click to see them full size:

HDTV full size

HD bay bridge

HD Beowulf

HD Vegas

No Responses to “Adobe Intros High-Definition Flash Video Showcase”

  1. wigwam princess says:

    Definitely worth checking out!

    The 720p ones looked great on my machine, but the 1080p videos were a no-show.

    I could do without the widescreen shot of the surfer girl’s butt – but the geek guys may have a different opinion……..

  2. allen wretch says:

    Worked great for me! The 1080p looks awesome, not smooth though.

    Wait til YouTube gets this!

  3. Rob Chinn says:

    I don’t understand why this is such a big deal. QuickTime has done the same thing (playback HD sized h.264 video) for over a year. Am I missing something?

  4. info says:


    Flash is on 99% of user’s machines – so this will create a de facto standard for HD on the Internet.

    QuickTime is popular, but not as popular as Flash.

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