Adobe AIR 3 to support Dolby Digital Plus multichannel audio for connected devices

Dolby today announced that Adobe AIR 3 will support Dolby Digital Plus to deliver surround sound to connected devices including televisions, set-top boxes, and Blu-ray Disc players. Content aggregators will be able to build Flash-based applications that deliver the complete high-definition entertainment experience with HD video and multichannel Dolby surround sound. Adobe AIR 3 supports streaming of HD video with Dolby Digital Plus for up to 7.1 channels on select connected televisions, Blu-ray Disc players, and set-top boxes. Adobe AIR, a superset of Flash Player, enables developers to leverage existing code to create and deliver standalone applications across devices and platforms.

adobe-flash.jpgThousands of Flash-based applications have already been created and made available through Android Market, the iTunes App Store, Samsung Apps, and BlackBerry App World. Dolby Digital Plus allows consumers to enjoy outstanding high-definition audio from broadcasts, streaming and downloaded media, and Blu-ray Discs. Dolby Digital Plus has been included in more than 430 million products worldwide, including TVs, set-top boxes, Blu-ray Disc players, audio/video receivers, and mobile phones.