Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Mar 2010 22:59 UTC
Benchmarks Common wisdom has it that Flash is a resource hog, and that HTML5 will prevent your processor from having to work really, really hard to show animations of videos. Well, a number of people have conducted benchmarks with the latest browsers and Flash betas, and common wisdom is starting to show serious signs of crackage.
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Lennie
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2007-09-22

The Nokia N900 is a device running Debian-derived Linux and has flash with hardware accelerated video.

It's not hat Linux (drivers) is not good, just is the hardware manufacturers can really help to make these things happen (sooner/quicker).

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cerbie Member since:
2006-01-02

People with nVidia cards are right there with PCs. If the browser would just offload the video playback to mplayer, VLC, Gstreamer, Xine, etc., everything would end up working out. There seem to be many barriers to that, though.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

People with nVidia cards are right there with PCs. If the browser would just offload the video playback to mplayer, VLC, Gstreamer, Xine, etc., everything would end up working out. There seem to be many barriers to that, though.


Nvidia have tried to write an open source wrapper for their Windows binary blob graphics driver, and call that a Linux driver.

As you might imagine, it doesn't integrate well with the rest of the Linux video stack. In fact, it tries to replace much of it.

This means that if anything needs to change in respect of how the video stack is organised in Linux, nvidia's binary driver breaks. Every time.

So no, everything would not work out.

Happily, an open source driver for nvidia cards is coming, to finally bring an end this long-standing bug called the nvidia binary driver.

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