[mythtv-users] OT: Hardware-accelerated Flash available

Cool Frood aaranya+mythtv at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 14:19:50 UTC 2009

On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 9:10 AM, Cool Frood <aaranya+mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is slightly off-topic, but I'm sure there are a lot of MythTV
> users who are streaming web video (Hulu, YouTube, etc.) as well.
> Adobe has announced Flash 10.1 Pre-Release that does hardware decoding
> on certain GPUs including the Ion platform.  This makes Ion an even
> more attractive option for an HTPC.
> http://www.adobe.com/devnet/logged_in/jchurch_flashplayer10.1.html
> -Akshat

Uh.. never mind.  AnandTech reports this from the release notes:

"In Flash Player 10.1, H.264 hardware acceleration is not supported
under Linux and Mac OS. Linux currently lacks a developed standard API
that supports H.264 hardware video decoding, and Mac OS X does not
expose access to the required APIs. We will continue to evaluate
adding the feature to Linux and Mac OS in future releases."

I'd think that VDPAU is quite standard by now, although they would
have to do fallback for non-NVidia.  Still, there is hope.

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