Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 22:37 UTC
Google Well, this was about as inevitable as Apple not losing a super-secret iPhone prototype: Google and Adobe have pretty much formed an alliance against the iPhone, in true the-enemy-of-my-enemy-is-my-friend style. The agreement between the two companies is clearly a big middle finger towards Apple and the iPhone. Update: Apple has finally added a framework to Mac OS X that will enable accelerated Flash video content - something Adobe has been asking for. This should enable Adobe to greatly improve Flash video performance on Mac OS X. Anyone know about Linux?
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Video acceleration on Linux
by Zifre on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 23:13 UTC
Zifre
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2009-10-04

I have no idea why Adobe doesn't implement video acceleration on Linux. I'm pretty sure that they're just lazy.

They could at least use X-Video, but AFAIK, they don't. If the want, they could use VDPAU or VA-API to get full decode acceleration on NVIDIA hardware and in the future, Intel and AMD hardware. IIRC, even Gnash uses VDPAU. There is really no reason why Adobe should be having any trouble with audio or video on Linux. They just like to complain because it gives them an excuse to be lazy.

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