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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Not Sure about the Authors Comments
by hackus on Sat 4th Dec 2010 03:07 UTC
hackus
Member since:
2006-06-28

I am not so sure what the author meant by declaring the Linux graphics stack a mess.

Actually it has never been more straight forward.

DDX and the Xorg driver and bam, works out of the box complete with MESA support.

mplayer guys have been doing this for years now.

They do not complain either, it just works even at 1080p on my workstation with a ATI 3870 card (laptop).

Works great.

-Hack

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

They do not complain either, it just works even at 1080p on my workstation with a ATI 3870 card (laptop).

In software, yes, the discussion is about hardware decoding.

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