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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Dubhthach
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2006-01-12

The caselog for Flash 10.1 to be included in Solaris shows that it uses VPDAU for video acceleration. Of course you have to be using Nvidia graphics card, there is also mention that it supports VAAPI, of course Solaris doesn't currently ship with VAAPI libs (there's a RFE).

http://arc.opensolaris.org/caselog/PSARC/2010/131/mail

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Tuxie Member since:
2009-04-22

That's kind of what I meant. Short-term it's great for NVidia users that they support VDPAU but long-term VDPAU is a dead-end. If they/he concentrated on VAAPI and made it a requirement for accelerated video playback I'm pretty sure it wouldn't take long for proper VAAPI libs to appear for OpenSolaris and any remaining bugs would be taken care of.

Normally I'm not at all against extra features and backwards compatibility, but in this case it's a proprietary project (which means no community patches) with only a single developer allocated so every hour of his time is extremely valuable.

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