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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HTML5 forces them to compete
by umccullough on Fri 12th Mar 2010 00:45 UTC
umccullough
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2006-01-26

Looks to me like Adobe has finally found a reason to compete...

I'm still pro-HTML5 here, since it's the more universal and open approach to rich web media (I don't know if official Flash for Linux on ARM will surface any time this decade for example)

But, I'm also glad Adobe is doing something about their performance. I might *finally* be able to watch smooth 480p Hulu video on my netbook with Windows ;)

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

But, I'm also glad Adobe is doing something about their performance. I might *finally* be able to watch smooth 480p Hulu video on my netbook with Windows ;)


I spoke too soon... no noticeable improvement after installing the beta on WinXP.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I think it's Vista/7 only. XP has a horribly outdated graphics stack. Time to move on, buddy ;) .

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RE: HTML5 forces them to compete
by werpu on Fri 12th Mar 2010 06:41 in reply to "HTML5 forces them to compete"
werpu Member since:
2006-01-18

Looks to me like Adobe has finally found a reason to compete...

I'm still pro-HTML5 here, since it's the more universal and open approach to rich web media (I don't know if official Flash for Linux on ARM will surface any time this decade for example)

But, I'm also glad Adobe is doing something about their performance. I might *finally* be able to watch smooth 480p Hulu video on my netbook with Windows ;)


Don´t blame Adobe in your case, Intel has pushed lousy graphics adapters for years and they are worse in Netbooks. Adobe just uses what the OS has underlying and that is DirectX, the fault in your netbook is the Intel graphics adapter not Adobe.

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Don´t blame Adobe in your case, Intel has pushed lousy graphics adapters for years and they are worse in Netbooks. Adobe just uses what the OS has underlying and that is DirectX, the fault in your netbook is the Intel graphics adapter not Adobe.


Except I can play fullscreen video with VLC in Windows just fine... so I'm not willing to concede that it's a hardware/driver issue, or even WinXP.

Perhaps I'll try grabbing some different 480p/720p versions of Big Buck Bunny to find out what combination of size/codecs causes my problem.

Edited 2010-03-12 15:50 UTC

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