Adobe Systems intends to add support for a video compression standard that will bring high-definition video to Flash
-based streaming content on the Web.
The company on Tuesday is expected to announce the release of a beta version of its Flash Player, code-named Moviestar, that adds support for H.264
, the video compression portion of the MPEG 4 standard.
The updated Flash Player also will be able to take advantage of hardware acceleration in most PCs' graphics cards and is optimized for dual-core processors.