If your PC chokes a little when streaming HD content you will be pleased to know that Adobe has just released the beta version of Flash Player 10.1 designed to allow slower netbooks and lower specification devices stream Flash content without any lag or stuttering and conserving battery life at the same time. Win Win for all..
To deliver on a high level of consistency and move onto mobile platforms with limited memory and processing resources, Flash Player 10.1 leverages hardware acceleration of graphics and video and many other performance improvements, such as rendering, scripting, memory utilization, start-up time, battery and CPU optimizations.
Flash Player 10.1 is ready to take advantage of upcoming media delivery technologies that will provide rich media experiences and create new business models. With new HTTP streaming and content protection features with Adobe Flash Access, premium audio and video content can be securely delivered within the browser. Streaming performance is enhanced with improved support for live events, buffer controls and peer assisted networking. Network context-aware services, such as smart seek and stream reconnect, will enable smooth, uninterrupted media playback and improved resource utilization on mobile devices.