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Old 03-01-10, 06:55 AM   #13
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Pre-release version of Flash Player (actually: 10.1 Beta 3) works better.
You can try this:
http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html
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Old 03-01-10, 07:04 AM   #14
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Pre-release version of Flash Player (actually: 10.1 Beta 3) works better.
You can try this:
http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html
Only for 32 bits.
Adobe seems to live in the past.
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Old 03-01-10, 11:43 AM   #15
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Thanks for the answers everyone - so just as I thought, Adobe (and Nvidia?) doesn't give a damn, about Linux users still I hope it will be done - it would be nice even for normal flash movies on youtube which tends to eat 50% of dual core CPU now, to be decoded on GPU. Yes I know we can redirect most movies to mplayer - but the whole point of this topic is to make flash decoder as fast as mplayer, so no redirection would be needed. Well we can only hope that gnash will get better and we will be able to throw away Adobe Flash player once and for all, after all it always was (and still is) very crappy software especially the Linux version.

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Old 03-01-10, 08:23 PM   #16
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Thanks for the answers everyone - so just as I thought, Adobe (and Nvidia?) doesn't give a damn, about Linux users
Nvidia does give a damn - they gave us VDPAU. It's Adobe that doesn't want to put in the effort to find out how to make use of that.
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Old 03-02-10, 12:06 AM   #17
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Nvidia's VDPAU is what made me switch from my expensive dual GPU ATi 4850 to a cheapo 1GB 8400GS which at one fourth the cost wipes the clocks off the costly ATi.
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Old 03-02-10, 01:48 AM   #18
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I hope the lack for hardware acceleration on Linux makes Flash die quicker.
LOL! Amen brotha!
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Old 03-02-10, 02:23 PM   #19
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@Gusar:

True, and that's why I put a question mark in there - however I hope Nvidia will work with Adobe to create accelerated Flash anyway - after all, without it flash performance on ION based Netbooks on Linux will suffer, and I think this is important to Nvidia - at least I hope so.

As for VDPAU itself - IMHO it is excellent thing to have this days. Most cheaper laptops are not fast enough to decode FullHD on CPU, however with VDPAU even my poor GeForce 9100M can decode FullHD without a problem, with minimal CPU usage . I must say I would love to see some PCI card (YES PCI not PCI-E) with VDPAU on board, it would allow us to transform many old PCs to FullHD capable media centers - why, oh why Nvidia stopped the production of PCI cards? Or maybe there is a card I don't know about ?
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Old 03-03-10, 07:33 AM   #20
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Or maybe there is a card I don't know about ?
Broadcom CrystalHD? But I don't know what formats it's available in, if PCI is one of them.
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Old 03-06-10, 03:50 PM   #21
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I must say I would love to see some PCI card (YES PCI not PCI-E) with VDPAU on board, it would allow us to transform many old PCs to FullHD capable media centers - why, oh why Nvidia stopped the production of PCI cards? Or maybe there is a card I don't know about ?
Nvidia makes GPU chips only. It depends on card manufacturer what connector will be used: PCI-E/AGP or PCI. There are still PCI Geforce8/9 board available to buy. They are very rare and needs some googling to find them:
http://www.sparkle-usa.com/products_...type=3&type1=1
http://www.albatron.com.tw/English/p...&gpuna=GeForce
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Old 03-06-10, 03:53 PM   #22
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Broadcom CrystalHD? But I don't know what formats it's available in, if PCI is one of them.
CrystalHD is also NOT supported in Linux Flash. So it is not worth looking at. If Adobe will ever add video acceleration on Linux it will be VDPAU. This is the most mature, working and complete API now.
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Old 12-01-10, 12:38 PM   #23
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Wanna bet?
No, you were right (and I was somewhat disappointed about a fellow FFmpeg developer).

However, latest Flash Player 10.2 32bit supports VDPAU ;-)
(iiuc without reading back the decoded image into main memory, but by displaying on an OpenGL surface)

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Old 12-01-10, 01:39 PM   #24
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Adobe appears to have implemented flash acceleration on Linux in their labs:

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=ODg1Mg

Supposedly, their latest flash player betas support this, but I cannot see any change on my laptop, which has a GeForce Go 7900 GS. That could be because Nvidia does not support video acceleration on Linux in 7 series products, which is not Adobe's fault.
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