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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RE[2]: Great!!
by Macrat on Wed 11th Aug 2010 18:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Great!!"
Macrat
Member since:
2006-03-27

Actually, I don't allow Flash on my systems at all.

The issues comes with helping out friends' parents with their computers and all the hassle that Flash adds to their lives.

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RE[3]: Great!!
by organgtool on Wed 11th Aug 2010 20:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Great!!"
organgtool Member since:
2010-02-25

That's odd. Most of the people I provide tech support would be ringing my phone off the hook if they couldn't access video, games, or any of the other pervasive internet content that requires Flash. But if that's not a problem for you, more power to you.

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RE[4]: Great!!
by Morgan on Wed 11th Aug 2010 23:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Great!!"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Wait, let me get this straight, you admonish Macrat for not blocking flash on his system. He corrects you in saying that he doesn't run it himself but runs into the issue when supporting friends and family.

You then do a one-eighty and again admonish him because everyone YOU know loves Flash, and by blocking flash (as you said he should do) he and his situation are as you put it, "odd".

Sorry if I missed something there, it just seems that you are going back and forth in how you seem to feel about Flash just to make him look stupid and whiny, which he obviously is not.

And should you care to ask, my personal take on Flash is that it is a necessary evil of the web, and I'll be glad to see it eventually replaced by HTML5/CSS/JS apps. Until then, I'll enjoy my occasional web video or flash game and deal with the inefficient CPU use.

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