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Adobe is committed to enabling developers and designers to deliver the richest experiences to the widest audience. With a consistent runtime environment deployed broadly across all devices, developers and designers will be able to distribute content to consumers worldwide, on any device, much more easily than they can today.

The Open Screen Project aims to maintain compatibility across devices, supporting rapid innovation and enabling devices to be seamlessly updated with the latest runtimes. Along with the cross-screen authoring workflow capabilities of Adobe creative and developer tools and frameworks, a consistent runtime environment will reduce time to market for RIAs, rich media content, and video and enable developers to more easily deploy content across screens.

Today, we have lifted the licensing restriction on both the SWF and FLV/F4V specifications.

  • The SWF file format specification is used to deliver vector graphics, text, video, sound, and interactivity via Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR. SWF files can reach over 98% of Internet-enabled desktops and more than a half billion handsets and mobile devices.
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  • The FLV/F4V specification documents the file formats for storing media content used to deliver audio and video for playback in Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR. FLV and F4V are the de-facto standard for web video today. Over 75% of broadcasters who stream video on the web use the FLV/F4V formats.
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“Adobe is spearheading the Open Screen Project with support from industry leaders who share a common vision to provide rich, interactive experiences across computers, devices and consumer electronics,” said Shantanu Narayen, chief executive officer at Adobe. “A consistent, more open platform for developers will drive rapid innovation, vastly improving the user experience.”
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