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Flash Adds H.264 Playback Component

Adobe this week released an update to Flash CS3 Professional, it's Web application development environment. The latest version (9.0.2) adds a variety of new features to bring the application up to speed with current players. It's available now for Mac OS X and Windows. The company has also released an Update to Photoshop Lightroom, its RAW image editing and photo management software.

Flash CS3 Professional now includes a new video playback component supporting H.264, the codec widely used for encoding high-definition video, iPod video, and other MPEG-4 video formats. It support the latest Flash Player 9 and Flash Lite 3 and all debug and release versions of the player.

The update, called "Adobe Flash Player Update for Flash CS3 Professional (9.0.2)," supports Mac OS X and Windows in English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, and Japanese, as well as simplified and traditional Chinese on Windows. The update is accessible at the link below or through the Adobe Update Manager utility.

Adobe also released an update to Photoshop Lightroom. Version 1.3.1, updated last month, adds support for Mac OS X 10.5 ("Leopard") in the Mac version and additional cameras in both the Mac and the Windows versions, including Canon 1Ds Mark III, Nikon D3, Nikon D300, Olympus E-3, and others.

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