Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jun 2010 22:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV It's been a very long wait, but the release is finally here: Adobe has released Flash Player 10.1. Since Flash has come under increasing scrutiny, there's a lot at stake here for Adobe. This release is supposed to use far less resources while still being faster, more stable, and more secure. Update: No 64bit Flash player for now - on any platform. The Linux beta has been axed.
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Comment by zoinksbob
by zoinksbob on Fri 11th Jun 2010 02:36 UTC
zoinksbob
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2010-06-11

Yeah, I'm seeing zero performance improvement. It still takes 100% CPU time to play a Youtube vid, and the playback is still choppy. And this is on a Core2 Duo. Pathetic.

Edited 2010-06-11 02:36 UTC

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RE: Comment by zoinksbob
by aliquis on Fri 11th Jun 2010 03:47 in reply to "Comment by zoinksbob"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

It's Apple/OS X which are pathetic. They recently added a framework which would make it possible to play H.264 videos through the GPU in flash on macs, but they only did it for the latest Nvidia chipsets and GPUs so no luck even if you have an older Intel, Nvidia eventually the latest ATI GPUs they used even if they got H.264 support in the chip.

Blame Apple for total lameness, as always. I to hated flash on my mac, now it's been resting on a shelf for 13 months, I should really be faster in mailing them but it's so f--king disturbing.

Try it in Windows on the same machine and I'm sure things will improve ..

Edited 2010-06-11 03:48 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by zoinksbob
by tyrione on Fri 11th Jun 2010 05:15 in reply to "RE: Comment by zoinksbob"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

It's Apple/OS X which are pathetic. They recently added a framework which would make it possible to play H.264 videos through the GPU in flash on macs, but they only did it for the latest Nvidia chipsets and GPUs so no luck even if you have an older Intel, Nvidia eventually the latest ATI GPUs they used even if they got H.264 support in the chip.

Blame Apple for total lameness, as always. I to hated flash on my mac, now it's been resting on a shelf for 13 months, I should really be faster in mailing them but it's so f--king disturbing.

Try it in Windows on the same machine and I'm sure things will improve ..


Hardware acceleration for Flash on Linux is non-existent. I've got VDPAU for Mplayer using Nvidia for my H.264 very recently, so spare me the Jobs is late to the ball game crap.

I don't have video players spanning multiple cores running OpenMP on Linux and seeing my cores barely being touched.

I'm seeing a single core still running VLC with Red Cliff II at 10% utilization.

Yet, if I have this in Flash it'll throttle my CPU.

Sorry, but Flash is a pig.

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RE[2]: Comment by zoinksbob
by bousozoku on Fri 11th Jun 2010 06:21 in reply to "RE: Comment by zoinksbob"
bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

It's Apple/OS X which are pathetic. They recently added a framework which would make it possible to play H.264 videos through the GPU in flash on macs, but they only did it for the latest Nvidia chipsets and GPUs so no luck even if you have an older Intel, Nvidia eventually the latest ATI GPUs they used even if they got H.264 support in the chip.

Blame Apple for total lameness, as always. I to hated flash on my mac, now it's been resting on a shelf for 13 months, I should really be faster in mailing them but it's so f--king disturbing.

Try it in Windows on the same machine and I'm sure things will improve ..


Ummm, Flash has been horrible since before Macromedia had it.

If it's Apple's fault, why does Silverlight run so well?

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