Adobe Flash Player is a lightweight browser plug-in and rich Internet application (RIA) runtime that delivers consistent and engaging user experiences, stunning audio/video playback, and pervasive reach. Flash Player 10 introduces new expressive features, visual performance improvements, and extensibility to unleash the creative potential of designers and developers so they can build richer and more immersive web experiences.
Drivers gating for hardware acceleration relaxed — Previously, the hardware accelerated content was gated to 1/1/2009, however, we have relaxed the driver gating to 1/1/2008.
Throttling event — This release introduces a new ThrottleEvent. A ThrottleEvent is now dispatched by the stage when the Flash Player throttles, pauses or resumes content.
Mouse lock, relative mouse coordinates, right and middle click events — Create immersive, panoramic games with infinite scrolling to enable new classes of content, including first-person games.
Multithreaded video decoding (Windows, Mac OS, and Linux) — The video decoding pipeline is now fully multithreaded. This feature should improve the overall performance on all platforms. Note that this feature is a significant architecture change required for other future improvements.