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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RE: what no Intel GMA loving
by jgagnon on Fri 3rd Dec 2010 12:47 UTC in reply to "what no Intel GMA loving"
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What's your budget? The 1201N from Asus fits your specs and is $484 from Amazon:

Is that too much?

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nt_jerkface Member since:

The GMA 950 is still a very common gpu and in a lot of Core 2 Duo notebooks, he shouldn't have to buy a new computer for smoother Flash.

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Gusar Member since:

The 950 GMA has no video decoding capabilities whatsoever, so there's nothing Adobe, or anyone, can do here. Well, the OpenGL-based colorspace conversion, compositing and blitting will help, but the video itself will need to be decoded in software. What can help here is a multithreaded decoder, because the Atom has hypertheading, but even ffmpeg-mt can just barely decode 720p.

In Linux, only Intel HD graphics (Core i3/i5 integrated) has hardware h264 decode via VAAPI. Hardware h264 decode on Intel 4500HD has been promised for Q3 of this year, but it's December and nothing has happened yet.

Edited 2010-12-03 19:35 UTC

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DREVILl30564 Member since:

that's out of my price range. If I ever do get a Ion based netbook it'll have to be under 200 dollars. Honestly my Acer Aspire One ZG5 works great for me for everything but flash, just hoping that Adobe could maybe make their optimizations work for any video card insteads of just specific ones.

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