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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RE: Video acceleration on Linux
by Tuxie on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 08:56 UTC in reply to "Video acceleration on Linux"
Tuxie
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2009-04-22

Their Linux flash developer (singular) has written several excuses for this on the official flash-for-linux blog:

http://blogs.adobe.com/penguin.swf/

Basically, instead of targeting the correct way of doing things, meaning VAAPI for video acceleration and let the drivers (VDPAU, XvBA, CrystalHD, etc) catch up with their VAAPI-support, they target specific Linux distribution releases (also legacy ones) and proprietary lowlevel APIs so they get lost in the API jungle and fail to release anything ever.

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