Flash Player 10.2 was released today. But it’s only a dot release over 10.1 so no big deal, right?
Wrong! 10.2 is a huge release.
The two major additions to this release are Stage Video which lets you play full screen HD quality video while using far less processor.
The other nicety is being able to play fullscreen video on one monitor while working on another. You can even overlay an application – like Photoshop palettes – over a fullscreen video while it’s playing. Very nice for those of us who like to multi-slack. 🙂
Just to show off both of these amazing new features I thought I’d show you a screen shot of my desktops while playing fullscreen video on all four monitors.
All 4 are youTube 1080 HD videos running on 1920×1080 monitors. I ran the performance monitor while the videos were playing and the CPU usage ran around 30%-35%. And that was also with uTorrent downloading, Flash Builder, Photoshop, Tweetdeck and WinAmp all running.