80% of Internet PCs Are Ready for HD Video

80% of Internet PCs Are Ready for HD VideoJust last week,  Flash Player senior product manager Justin Everett-Church announced on his blog the newest Flash Player penetration stats. According to the updated penetration stats, 81.7% (in mature markets) of internet connected PCs now have Flash Player 9.0.115.  As you may already know, the newest release of Flash player 9 brought the Flash Player cache for Flex framework caching, hardware-scaled full screen, multi-core rendering, and H.264/AAC HD video.

With support for H.264, the Flash player is excellent for playback of Full high-definition HD video (1080p).

Worldwide Ubiquity of Adobe Flash Player by Version — June 2008

Flash Player 6Flash Player 7Flash Player 8Flash Player 9Flash Player 9.0.115*
Mature MarketsNo longer surveyed99.0%98.7%97.7%81.7%
US/CanadaNo longer surveyed99.1%98.9%97.8%83.3%
EuropeNo longer surveyed98.5%97.9%96.5%78.6%
JapanNo longer surveyed99.3%99.3%98.8%81.3%
Emerging MarketsNo longer surveyed97.3%97.1%96.2%82.4%

*Flash Player 9 Update 3, released on 12/4/2007, introduced H.264 video and HE-AAC audio playback, multi-core support, hardware scaling of HD quality full-screen video and component caching. Includes v9.0.115 and v9.0.124.

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  • http://www.BusinessOfVideo.com Dan Rayburn

    Yeah, the "player" may be ready for HD, does not mean the processing power of the machine is. Two very different metrics.

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