Three weeks after Adobe Flash Player 11 rolled out, the company releases the first beta for their cross-platform, browser-based application. The release is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Flash Player 18.104.22.168 brings to the table fully multi-threaded video decoding, which should improve overall performance as the processes (decoding and rendering) are offloaded to hardware. Among the benefits we count an increase in frame rate, jitter elimination during encoding and live streaming as well as seek fram accuracy.
The second modification available in this version is for Windows platform only, and tackles the updating mechanism, which is now able to perform its duty in the background, silently. The option is available at the end of the installation procedure.
Besides the comfort of automatic updating, this feature is also security related, as it ensures that users run the latest version of the player, making them less vulnerable to attacks.
Check out the full release notes on this page.