Adobe Flash Player 10.2 is live!

Adobe Flash PlayerThere we are, I am happy to announce that the Adobe Flash Player 10.2 is live since a few minutes. (Debugger builds available here)

I covered the list of features a few weeks ago, Flash Player 10.2 ships with Stage Video for high performance video playback and also the very cool native mouse cursors feature that game developers will love but also some performance optimizations with IE9 and also text quality improvements on mobile. With Flash Player 10.2, you can also enjoy fullscreen on one screen while you keep working in the other screen, pretty cool for the video people. Keep in mind we will keep working on little improvements like this in future releases, to always enhance the user experience with the Flash runtimes.

I wrote two articles so that you guys can get started easily with Stage Video and the Native Mouse Cursors. I hope you will enjoy playing with those features. To author for 10.2, just use the latest Flex Hero SDKs available on ( or

For more details, check the Flash Player team blog, or blog posts from people like Brightcove talking about Stage Video.

Comments (29)

  1. k2xl wrote:

    Sweet. Now let’s hope watching online videos doesn’t freeze my computer :-)

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 1:08 am #
  2. Jerome wrote:

    yeah ;)

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 1:14 am #
  3. Sean Fujiwara wrote:

    Congrats. You should link us developers to the debug version, since it’s impossible to find on the adobe website.

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 1:29 am #
  4. Ncu wrote:

    Hell yeah, it’s about time! :)

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 1:33 am #
  5. Thibault Imbert wrote:

    Hi Sean,

    Done! ;)


    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 1:38 am #
  6. shae wrote:

    Il est donc officiellement temps de COUPER DU BOIS
    chapeau pour ces nouvelles features, impatient de tester tout ça !


    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 2:24 am #
  7. efish wrote:

    On my win7 pc, fp 10.2 updated with google Chrome doesn’t work on NativeMouseCursors.

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 5:50 am #
  8. Kaleb Wyman wrote:

    Thank You! StageVideo rocks.

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 6:07 am #
  9. David R wrote:

    Is it at all possible to build a SWF using the Flex framework which is compatible with Flash 10.0…but optionally uses 10.2 features? Specifically the mouse cursors. I don’t want to have to compile two separate builds of my app for just one minor little feature. But I couldn’t find any way to make my app backwards compatible :(

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 6:32 am #
  10. How to Make Flash CS5 publish for Flash Player 10.2?

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 8:54 am #
  11. Runtime wrote:

    Merci pour l’information c’est super

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 10:32 am #
  12. Héctor wrote:

    Yeah, sorry for being annoying, but I’m with senthil. You should make Flash Professional be able to publish for newer FP releases.

    I read rumours of a CS5.5 update, so if that’s true, I guess it will solve this, but then, will we have the same problem with Molehill?

    Anyway, great to have this update! shorter release cycles may be a good thing for Adobe.

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 11:05 am #
  13. jpvincent wrote:

    Do you have a roadmap for WebM support ?

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 11:23 am #
  14. Sean Fujiwara wrote:

    Thanks Thibault. There’s also which has the smaller individual downloads.

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 11:52 am #
  15. Sventunus wrote:

    @David R: that’s not hard to do.
    Just check the Flash Player version with Capabilities.version and use this in a conditional code block.

    For instance, on app launch, check for some information you’re interested in and set flags accordingly. I often use a singleton Configuration class for this.

    You could do something like if(Capabilities.version.substr(4, 4) == “10,2″) Configuration.instance.fpTenPointTwoAvailable = true;

    And then somewhere else if(Configuration.instance.fpTenPointTwoAvailable) { // execute this code; }

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 2:27 pm #
  16. Jerome wrote:

    Ca y est, le premier site en 10.2 est déjà sorti :

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 6:23 pm #
  17. joe wrote:

    Stage video is nice, cpu usage of flash is way down, but the kernel_task is still eating loads of cpu, at least on the latest MBP 13″ and MBAs.
    kernel_task using 15-25% cpu while playing back youtube stagevideo, even after having waited for the whole file to load, which means its not due to the airport driver while downloading.

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm #
  18. DaveW wrote:

    Since it’s impossible to find the right contact info on Adobe’s website, I’m just letting you know that the links on are still for 10.1.102 even though they are labeled 10.2.152.

    The archive site has the correct version.

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 9:09 pm #
  19. jloa wrote:

    Finally! StageVideo, 3d…

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 10:46 pm #
  20. goabonga wrote:

    And when can we test the 10.3?
    The prerelease Adobe is it closed to french?

    Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 10:57 am #
  21. Martin wrote:

    Will Adobe release an update for flash CS5 to author for FP10.2?

    Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 1:02 pm #
  22. Thibault Imbert wrote:

    Hi efish,

    Yes, this is a known issue. Google is aware of the problem and should fix it in Chrome.

    Hi jpvincent,

    We commited to WebM, it will be done through a future release.

    Hi Matin,

    Yes, the next version of Flash Pro will target Flash Player 10.2 :)


    Friday, February 11, 2011 at 12:58 pm #
  23. QuintenC wrote:


    I just tested the new Flash Player with the IE 9 release candidate and seemed to have been running into a problem. When an swf was published with cs5 and was intended to fill up to whole browser (100%, 100%), it doesn’t seem to do so. Instead you get a 100% width, but only a height of about 240 pixels. The problem seems to occur with all sites that use swfobject (ex., because when i look at a site that still uses the js flash player detection like it was back in the days of cs4 the site(ex. seems to fill the browser perfectly. Did Microsoft break swfobject again?

    Friday, February 11, 2011 at 1:10 pm #
  24. OJ wrote:

    When well see at least 10.1 on Nokia n900? And what about other Nokia’s?

    Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 9:08 pm #
  25. flashysite wrote:

    Tried comparing the 10.1 and 10.2 standalone versions, and noticed quite a big difference in flash player processing. The content doesn’t have a stageVideo, it’s just an mp4 playing a 720 vid. Performance is improved about twice!!

    Then tried a 1080hd youtube sample vid from adobe dev connection, performance is also good. It has the stageVideo code in it, i think. CPU is at 50%.

    So I’m wondering where does the stageVideo helps, when playing it without is also at around 50%.

    Read somewhere in some blog that cpu runs at 10-15% using stageVideo. Is this possible?


    Monday, February 14, 2011 at 8:16 pm #
  26. and for the devs our there that want to play with it now:

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 4:57 am #
  27. Neo wrote:

    Hey All :)

    How to compile in 10.2 with Flash CS5? (for Native Mouse Cursors)

    thank you in advance :)

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 12:14 am #
  28. @ Neo.. I wrote a quick guide on another site post less than a couple of hours ago. Check it here: link

    Hi Thibault,
    Please consider the following line:

    currentColorSpace = (event as StageVideoEvent).colorSpace;

    Now does currentColorSpace tell me the color space of the video itself or the color space that my graphics hardware is working with?
    I ask because imagine I am watching an h.264 video (BT709) but my hardware only supports BT601. Which BT value would I get from currentColorSpace? And how to find out the other one?
    For the record Flash trace showed that my hardware had all color spaces available but still a Stage Video looks a tiny bit dull coloured compared to the classic
    video object. That aside I have to say Stage Video is ridiculously impressive. 10/10 for the effort to you and your team at Adobe. Thanks

    Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 10:55 pm #
  29. Oops my bad… The colours are perfect!! Was just me testing/breaking it in odd ways so now its.. 11/10 for Stage Video. Haha

    Monday, March 21, 2011 at 11:40 am #

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