[mythtv-users] Flash, VDPAU, MythNetVision and You

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Dec 4 20:40:04 UTC 2010

  On 12/04/2010 03:37 PM, Andre wrote:
> On 4 Dec 2010, at 20:30, Kevin Ross wrote:
>> On 12/4/2010 9:57 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>> And, as Andre also mentioned, the marketing types really seem to like the complex UIs full of graphic elements--the kinds of things that, TTBOMK, you can't do once you enable the hardware-accelerated video playback.  So, it's quite possible that sites may not enable the acceleration--after all, Windows users don't generally see problems.
>> I believe this part is incorrect.  The new StageVideo API was specifically designed to allow GPU-accelerated video playback with graphics composited on top of it.  See http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/stage_video.html
> It's possible, we did it (eventually) on a recent project.
> The point was that if the flash player is badly coded (like they usually are) then the video performance dies very quickly.

Ah, makes sense.  So they can still enable it, but it may not help as 
much--since complex means harder to do right.


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