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Old 12-01-10, 12:43 PM   #25
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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.
That might be the reason but I guess that you first checked the 'enable hardware acceleration' option in Flash settings, right ?

This was so tempting that I installed the 32bit plugin in my firefox 64bit with nswrapper, enabled acceleration and a 1080p video on youtube went from using 100% of one core to just 10% !!!!
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Old 12-01-10, 01:22 PM   #26
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"Enable Hardware Acceleration" is already checked. :/

By the way, Adobe is releasing 64-bit betas for Linux. There is no need to use nspluginwrapper. The 64-bit beta works well on my desktop, but its CPU is fast enough that I was not sure if there was a problem, which is why I was testing this on my laptop.
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Old 12-01-10, 01:24 PM   #27
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"Enable Hardware Acceleration" is already checked. :/

By the way, Adobe is releasing 64-bit betas for Linux. There is no need to use nspluginwrapper.
Then your card doesn't support VDPAU as you wrote. Adobe is releasing 64bit flash every now and then and certainly not with the same rate as 32bit, also as I wrote having HW acceleration was very tempting thus I decided to try it.
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Old 12-01-10, 01:28 PM   #28
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The card has PureVideo support, but sadly, Nvidia will not support it on Linux. As for the 64-bit flash linux player beta, here is the link:

http://download.macromedia.com/pub/l..._111710.tar.gz

While I have not double checked, that is where Gentoo Linux's package manager downloads its plugin and I do not have nspluginwrapper installed on my amd64 desktop.

Edit: What distribution are you using? Video acceleration does not appear to work on my desktop. While my CPU can handle it, I would prefer to look into why it is not working.
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Old 12-01-10, 02:09 PM   #29
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@gbil, I tried the 32bit plugin on my 64bit system as well using ndiswrapper but less successfully. HW acceleration is enabled but npviewer.bin still eats 60% CPU. So how did you achieve the 10%?
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Old 12-01-10, 02:49 PM   #30
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Then your card doesn't support VDPAU as you wrote. Adobe is releasing 64bit flash every now and then and certainly not with the same rate as 32bit, also as I wrote having HW acceleration was very tempting thus I decided to try it.
32-bit plugin is version 10.2

64-bit plugin is version 10.3

Just an FYI.
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Old 12-01-10, 04:17 PM   #31
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Hm... 6 months before Adobe stated that no 64bit FlashPlayer have hardware acceleration - is taht changed?
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Old 12-01-10, 05:54 PM   #32
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I'm running 64-bit here, Firefox 4.0b7 (pgo-optimized), nvidia 9800GT, and the latest nvidia 256.xx drivers (they never fixed all the VDPAU problems in the 260.xx so I cannot use it for normal video playback).

I downloaded the 64-bit new flash beta you indicated, packaged for my Archlinux, and installed it via the PM.

It does not work. Acceleration does not seem to be implemented in the 64-bit version.
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Old 12-01-10, 06:06 PM   #33
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I'm running 64-bit here, Firefox 4.0b7 (pgo-optimized), nvidia 9800GT, and the latest nvidia 256.xx drivers (they never fixed all the VDPAU problems in the 260.xx so I cannot use it for normal video playback).

I downloaded the 64-bit new flash beta you indicated, packaged for my Archlinux, and installed it via the PM.

It does not work. Acceleration does not seem to be implemented in the 64-bit version.
Only the 32-bit version features VDPAU support. Found here: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/

It works fine on 64-bit browsers when you install nspluginwrapper. I've tested it out youtubes 1080p streams on 8200 IGP, 8800GT, GTX-275, and GTX-580 and all are working fine with the 260.19.26 drivers. Perfect vsync and next to nothing for cpu usage (<1%).
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Old 12-01-10, 06:30 PM   #34
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Only the 32-bit version features VDPAU support. Found here: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/

It works fine on 64-bit browsers when you install nspluginwrapper. I've tested it out youtubes 1080p streams on 8200 IGP, 8800GT, GTX-275, and GTX-580 and all are working fine with the 260.19.26 drivers. Perfect vsync and next to nothing for cpu usage (<1%).
Posts at Phoronix's forums also say that the 64-bit version has no video acceleration support:

http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27493
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Old 12-01-10, 07:42 PM   #35
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Only the 32-bit version features VDPAU support. Found here: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/

It works fine on 64-bit browsers when you install nspluginwrapper. I've tested it out youtubes 1080p streams on 8200 IGP, 8800GT, GTX-275, and GTX-580 and all are working fine with the 260.19.26 drivers. Perfect vsync and next to nothing for cpu usage (<1%).
Can't tell that. I got amd64 system (gentoo) and I tried 32-bit version with nspluginwrapper - cpu usage is still high. Do I need, I don't know, maybe 32-bit version of libvdpau? Can I get any debug message from the plugin?
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Old 12-01-10, 09:27 PM   #36
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I think it need 32-bit libvdpau from nvidia, I get the following error message:"Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so"
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