The Stage Video API in Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR enables beautiful, high-performance video playback across platforms, including TVs. Stage Video helps websites deliver best-in-class video across screens and browsers by enabling access to hardware acceleration of the entire video pipeline. Developers can take advantage of this new model to deliver improved playback quality while reducing processor usage by up to 85 percent. This enhanced performance builds on the benefits of H.264 hardware accelerated decoding introduced in Flash Player 10.1.
 

 
Stage Video demos for Flash Player

 
 

 
Brightcove players found across the web deliver efficient, beautiful video playback using Stage Video hardware acceleration.
 
This YouTube player demo utilizes Stage Video hardware acceleration.
 
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Advantages of Stage Video

 
 

Stage Video works with all of the existing video on the web viewed in Flash Player, allowing websites to continue to take advantage of its other benefits for video playback, including advanced streaming controls for smoother, high-quality playback, DVR-like playback control, adaptive bitrate management, content protection, consistency, and reach across browsers and over one billion computers, mobile devices, and TVs. Adobe AIR also supports Stage Video on TVs and on mobile devices.
 
Flash Player enables beautiful, rich experiences beyond video playback, and developers and designers can composite dynamic content on top of video to create immersive, interactive experiences. Websites will benefit from Stage Video by simply updating their video player SWF—no changes to existing video libraries or delivery infrastructure are required.
 

 
Articles

 

 
Thibault Imbert (Feb 08, 2011)
Render video on devices by taking advantage of the underlying video hardware and by using the StageVideo API in Flash Player.
 
Andrian Cucu (Feb 18, 2011)
Learn about Stage Video support in OSMF and Strobe Media Playback, and how to use them to publish video players that deliver high-performance video playback.