Adobe has just officially released Flash 10.1 out into the market, which means no more betas and no more release candidates. I figured it was important to get an official review out there for you guys and tell you what I thought. I will say that so far I am extremely impressed.
First off I wanted to test out internet streaming videos to see if anything has changed. I checked out Hulu, South Park Studios, ESPN3, and Youtube HD and everything was great. The biggest change I saw was that the overlays on top of the video, such as video controls and information don't have any effect on the video like they did before. Overall a great experience.
Next on my list was Hulu Desktop and I sat through the latest episode of Glee and The Office in High quality and it was great. There weren't as many cuts or hiccups in the video, and overall I was very pleased.
The biggest issue I have had in the past was with Internet TV inside of Windows Media Center. In some of the past RC releases there has been issues, however now everything seems to be working just fine. I tested a few shows and "overall" it was good, not perfect like Hulu Desktop, but very watchable. There were some hiccups on a few videos, but I could sit and enjoy them.
I tried Boxee one last time and while I did find out that CBS content played back fine just about everything else didn't. At this point I would say go ahead and uninstall any RC or beta you had installed and go ahead and install the official release now.
I have also put a little video together. I apologize for any video or audio issues as I am just using my little camera for video. Here you go: