Create more intuitive, engaging interfaces using built-in support for 3D effects. Get started quickly without being a 3D master by designing in 2D and easily transforming and animating in 3D. Fast, extremely lightweight, and simple-to-use APIs, along with 3D tools in Adobe Flash CS4 Professional software, make motion that was previously accessible only to expert users via ActionScript language or custom third-party libraries available to everyone.
Custom filters and effects
Create high-performance, real-time effects for cinematic experiences that quickly engage users. With new Adobe Pixel Bender, the same technology behind many filters and effects in Adobe After Effects software, these dynamic and interactive effects can be used both in production with After Effects CS4 and live with Flash Player 10. The Pixel Bender just-in- time (JIT) compiler can also be used to process other types of data, such as sound or mathematical functions, asynchronously in a separate thread.
Advanced text support
Take advantage of a new, flexible text engine that brings print-quality publishing to the web, building on more than 25 years of Adobe expertise in typography. Gain more control over text layout using the Text Layout
Fast switch - Enhanced
Show exceptional video with streams that automatically adjust to changing network conditions. Leverage new quality-of-service metrics to provide a better streaming experience. Flash Player 10.1 is enhanced to improve switching times between bitrates.
Peer-assisted networking - Enhanced
Protect media delivery through the encrypted Real Time Media Flow Protocol (RTMFP) a more secure UDP-based network transport alternative to RTMP over TCP. Support for RTMFP groups allows clients to easily participate with other clients in a network in order to share the transport of media and communications without maintaining a connection to every peer in the group. Application-level multicast provides one-to-many (or a-few-to-many) streaming of continuous live video and audio or live video chat using RTMFP groups
Input method editor (IME) support - Enhanced
Allow localized input by accessing operating system IMEs from within your application
Windows Vista: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2.0, AOL 9
Windows XP: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, Firefox 1.x, Firefox 2.x, Mozilla 1.x or later, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
Windows Server 2003: Micro