Adobe ships Flash Player 10.2 – Way more efficient than WebM

Adobe shipped Flash Player 10.2 earlier this month, and I ran some tests for StreamingMedia.com. Depending upon the browser and platform, it delivers some pretty substantial performance gains, and makes Flash even faster than WebM.  Here’s an example for video playing on a MacBook Pro.

                     Firefox Beta 4.0b11

Flash Player 10.1

Flash Player 10.2

Difference

HTML5/ WebM

38%

28%

-26%

32%

If you’re a Flash user, or are strongly considering WebM, it’s worth checking out. Click here to view the article.

About Jan Ozer

I help companies train new technical hires in streaming media-related positions; I also help companies optimize their codec selections and encoding stacks, and evaluate new encoders and codecs.

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