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Adobe adds H.264 support to Flash Player 9 beta

This video on the web thing is going to be big I tells ya! Read/Write Web is reporting that Adobe will be releasing an updated version of their Flash Player 9 beta tomorrow which has some new features aimed squarely at video on the web. The two biggies are:
  • H.264 playback support. You might recall that Apple is a big proponent of H.264, which every video sold in the iTunes Store encoded in it, and working with YouTube to encode their videos in H.264 for playback on the Apple TV.
  • Hardware accelerated fullscreen playback.
The beta will be available later today, with the final product shipping sometime after September. No word yet on if this release will be Intel only.

Update: The new beta is now available, and it is a Universal Binary.

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