Exactly one month after unleashing its GPU-accelerated Flash 10.1 player, Adobe has followed up with a beta 2 release that includes a handful of bug fixes. You can grab the new release for Windows right from the Adobe Labs site in plug-in or ActiveX formats. (Mac and Linux versions are offered, too, but Adobe says H.264 video acceleration is only supported in Windows.)
According to the release notes (PDF), which identify beta 2 fixes with an asterisk, the new version resolves the following issues:
*[FP-1050, FP-1358] Escalation - Active Directory is causing Local Shared Objects to fail when the information is saved on a network location. (2411638) *Safari Only: File Reference upload test always results in a cancelled event. (2467129) . . . *Video freezes sometimes when using multi-bit rate streaming in conjunction with hardware video decoding. (2484960) *Scaling of videos (fullscreen) causes blockiness or pixilation. (2486489) *Youtube video stalls after seek backwards. (2470348) . . . *[FP-777] Truncation occurs on fonts using advanced anti-aliasing in TextField instances with the autoSize property set to true. (1932320) . . . *[FP-2118] FileReference.upload does not support files 0-bytes in size. (2422598) *Can not do paste with keyboard shortcut (CMD+v) in Flash Player applications on Safari/Mac. (2472939) *Clipboard keyboard shortcuts don't function in Safari3 and 4. (2472648)
In related news, Nvidia has posted beta drivers for its GeForce graphics cards with "Several bug fixes to support the new Adobe Flash 10.1 Beta release." The GeForce 195.81 beta release is available for 32-bit and 64-bit variants for Windows 7 and Vista. A notebook version is also available in 32-bit and 64-bit variants for the same operating systems.
Nvidia says the desktop version of the new drivers also adds multi-GPU support for the Avatar demo, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, and Wings of Prey, and it "fixes 3D Vision display detection for CRT and DLP displays." (Thanks to TR reader SH SOTN for the tip.)