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Flash 10.1 beta no acceleration for Linux

Manic Miner (81246) writes | more than 4 years ago


Manic Miner (81246) writes "Adobe have been working on 10.1 for a while with the promise of hardware accelerated h.264 video playback, to help the likes of youtube, hulu, BBC iPlayer etc. And it has been released on Linux, Windows and OS X. However there is one slight catch, only windows gets the hardware acceleration. There is a short note on the last page of the release notes: "Linux currently lacks a developed standard API that supports H.264 hardware video decoding". Seems odd that despite working closely with nvidia ( it seems that Adobe still hadn't heard of nvidia's VDPAU api.

There is a thread on the 10.1 beta forums is anyone wants to comment:"

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BatGnat (1568391) | more than 4 years ago | (#30147788)

Nvidia is not a standard, just ask ATI...


Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30150294)

VDPAU is a separate API, just that ATI and Intel don't have a backend implementation yet (afaik). VDPAU is a working solution, that mplayer, xine etc. all support.

I guess some might not consider it a standard but it works and if other media players on Linux can support it, why can't Flash?


Nuno Sa (1095047) | more than 4 years ago | (#30151388)

The standar seems to be VA-API: []

VA-API supports VDPAU backends and more.

Adobe: start coding VA-API into Flash now! And make Flash more CPU friendly in Linux. Thanks.

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