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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Cool, how about Canvas?
by DBAlex on Wed 11th Aug 2010 16:01 UTC
DBAlex
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2006-12-31

Unrelated but does anyone know if HTML5 Canvas is HW accelerated on the Mac?

I don't think it is on the iPhone but I wondered about the Mac.

Would be really cool if it could be HW accelerated for iPhone and iPad... ;)

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RE: Cool, how about Canvas?
by tyrione on Wed 11th Aug 2010 19:04 in reply to "Cool, how about Canvas?"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

Unrelated but does anyone know if HTML5 Canvas is HW accelerated on the Mac?

I don't think it is on the iPhone but I wondered about the Mac.

Would be really cool if it could be HW accelerated for iPhone and iPad... ;)


When WebGL is stamped off by default in Safari via WebKit then it will have hw acceleration turned on for all OS X platforms.

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