Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Aug 2010 14:27 UTC
Multimedia, AV Not too long ago, Apple added the Video Decode Acceleration framework to Mac OS X, allowing developers to get low-level access to hardware H264 acceleration. Adobe was quite thrilled about this, because they claimed this was needed for Flash video to become hardware accelerated on the Mac. This feature's been in beta for a while now, but yesterday they finally released it as part of a regular Flash Player update. Caveat: Apple's support for this framework can be a bit sketchy.
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RE[2]: Loyal
by bousozoku on Wed 11th Aug 2010 18:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Loyal"
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In my opinion, Adobe is too loyal. If I was an exec at Adobe I would have killed all of their products on the Mac platform the day Apple banned Adobe's cross-compiler for Flash on the iPhone. Abusing your competitors is the standard in today's world, but Adobe is one of Apple's largest third-party developers and Apple should view them as a partner rather than a competitor.

Yes, you know, all Adobe's foot dragging over the last 10 years has really helped Apple, right? Adobe's customers using Apple equipment have deserved better.

Adobe wanted cheap development so they did the minimum to get everything running on Mac OS X, except for what wasn't selling well. This hasn't helped their customers one bit. e.g., Photoshop 6 in the Classic environment ran better than the "native" Photoshop 7.

I'm using Photoshop CS3 finally but it's not a good native application, showing CPU usage as though it's polling. Should the loop code from the 1990s still be there?

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