Despite the “we-hate-Flash-express” gaining stream, we see Adobe offering something that, last time I checked, HTML5 based video was not — bandwidth sharing through P2P.

The idea is that an upcoming release of Flash will enable those sharing rich Flash media to do so without use of a single source of bandwidth. And this is definitely something that I think has been long since overdue on many fronts.

This “P2P-enabled Flash swarm” could change the performance of many videos out there. But the big question I have is about availability. While it sounds like a great plan to eliminate much of the bandwidth costs surrounding video usage, I am still skeptical as to how much benefit that will provide the common user.

Do you think this matters? Perhaps, instead, you see this as yet another “don’t hate us” option for Adobe to save face? Hit the comments; share your thoughts on this.

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