Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Dec 2010 23:20 UTC
Multimedia, AV The sweet smell of competition is lingering in the air. That sweet smell which indicates that somewhere in the vicinity a company is working on actually improving a product so we can all benefit. This time around, it's Adobe, delivering the first Flash 10.2 beta. Prime feature? Complete hardware acceleration of the entire video pipeline - fully cross platform, cross-form factor. Cross-platform! There's a catch, though.
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Thank Apple
by sigzero on Fri 3rd Dec 2010 00:46 UTC
sigzero
Member since:
2006-01-03

Apple is the one the lit the unintentional fire under Adobe to prove it or lose it.

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RE: Thank Apple
by organgtool on Fri 3rd Dec 2010 01:06 in reply to "Thank Apple"
organgtool Member since:
2010-02-25

You're absolutely right. And now that hardware acceleration for Flash is possible, I'm sure Apple will proudly announce Flash on the iPhone and iPad any day now.
</sarcasm>

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RE[2]: Thank Apple
by _txf_ on Fri 3rd Dec 2010 01:57 in reply to "RE: Thank Apple"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

Unfortunately the frameworks that Apple provide for flash acceleration (or any other video format) are really crappy as seen in QTX, nowhere near the flexibility and capability of things like VDPAU or DXVA2

Edited 2010-12-03 01:58 UTC

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RE[2]: Thank Apple
by tyrione on Fri 3rd Dec 2010 06:11 in reply to "RE: Thank Apple"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

You're absolutely right. And now that hardware acceleration for Flash is possible, I'm sure Apple will proudly announce Flash on the iPhone and iPad any day now.
</sarcasm>


Not a shot in hell.

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RE[2]: Thank Apple
by melgross on Sun 5th Dec 2010 15:59 in reply to "RE: Thank Apple"
melgross Member since:
2005-08-12

One thing has nothing to do with the other. And Flash still performs poorly on mobile devices such as the Sansung Tab. And that's got a two core CPU, and a small screen. How many phones are using 10.1? Three, four?

You think it's just Apple? While they're the ones who are willing to say things publicly, most other manufacturers aren't exactly hurrying to support it.

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RE: Thank Apple
by aliquis on Mon 6th Dec 2010 05:19 in reply to "Thank Apple"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

No. Apple is the one responsible for the lack in OS X to begin with and later yes for bitching about Flash performance. But it's hard to see how it wasn't because that bitching somehow benefited them and still how it mostly wasn't their own fault.

Easier to admit than that your own product suck I guess.

Don't know why they don't have flash on the iPhone and iPad but maybe that could somehow be the reason.

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RE[2]: Thank Apple
by _txf_ on Mon 6th Dec 2010 15:55 in reply to "RE: Thank Apple"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

No ...Flash has some serious problems. They have just about fixed their video after a looooong time blaming others. The reason it still is worse on osx than windows IS Apples fault though.

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