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When it comes to delivering rich and high-impact Web content, the standard medium is Adobe Flash Player. This has the ability to render animations, application user interfaces, and designs across all browsers and platforms. This medium should attract and engage users with rich Web experience.

The latest version of Adobe Flash Player can be available to a variety of Web browsers. It is recommended by Adobe that users should upgrade their Flash Player to its most recent version in order to take advantage of some very important security updates.



Some of the platforms that support Adobe Flash Player include Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Chrome OS. The most recent version is 22.0.0.210 which can be downloaded manually or through the said browsers accordingly.

There are various multimedia formats supported by Adobe Flash Player. They include the following:

FLV Format

This will be able to support decoding and playback of audio and video within the Flash Video files. This was developed by Macromedia and Adobe Systems. This is just a container format that supports multiple varied video codecs, which include VP6, Sorenson Spark, and H.264.

MP3 Format

Flash Player is able to support decoding and playing of streaming MPEG-2 audio layer 3 or MP3 audio that was introduced in Flash Player 4. The files from this format can be played and accessed from a Web server through HTTP or being embedded in the SWF file that can also be in a streaming format.

JPEG Format

Adobe Flash Player is able to support rendering and decoding of compressed JPEG file formats. Flash Player 10 has made an addition to the JPEG-XR advanced image compression standard that was developed by Microsoft Corporation. This shows better compression result and quality compared to just JPEG. Moreover, this will enable lossless and lossy compression even with or without transparency of an Alpha Channel.

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