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  • Adobe Still Shafts Linux With H.264 GPU Decoding

    Phoronix: Adobe Still Shafts Linux With H.264 GPU Decoding

    Adobe rolled out a security update to their Flash Player yesterday and for Mac OS X users this update also integrates Gala -- their codename for H.264 GPU video decoding in Flash on Mac OS X. With Adobe Flash Player 10.1.82.76 on Apple Mac OS X there is now GPU video decoding enabled by default to offload more of the playback work to the graphics card, assuming you are using a newer NVIDIA graphics processor. This is coming after Adobe introduced H.264 GPU decoding in their Windows Flash Player 10.1 release, but they continue to shaft Linux users with video support...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODQ5OA

  • #2
    I would be more happy for a fully working native 64bit version instead of youtube gpu acceleration.

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    • #3
      Making the software decoding path faster would be very nice as well. It's slow as fuck compared to normal media players. And no, excuses like "Flash does more than a media player/solves another problem" don't count. Flash is a lot faster on Windows, even with software rendering.

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      • #4
        Canonical should pick one video decoding API, block access to the other APIs within Ubuntu, and inform Adobe which API they'll be using for video acceleration.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ethana2 View Post
          Canonical should pick one video decoding API, block access to the other APIs within Ubuntu, and inform Adobe which API they'll be using for video acceleration.
          since when does canonical represent interests of linux as a whole ? i'd prefer if adobe would just pick the better solution.

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          • #6
            Wouldn't it be better to bench mark the old and new flash on OSX

            It's the perfect chance to show this site is more than just bitching

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            • #7
              Flash sucks anyway. What support linux has from flash is enough until flash dies...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by yoshi314 View Post
                since when does canonical represent interests of linux as a whole ? i'd prefer if adobe would just pick the better solution.
                http://tinyurl.com/2au7dl725

                The unidentified portion is mostly Ubuntu users on Chrome, Firefox alphas and betas, and midori. The Debian portion is partially Ubuntu users on Epiphany.

                75% of the linux desktop means 3 times the share of all competing platforms COMBINED-- and as we saw with the whole sound thing, if you provide ten developers with ten API choices, they'll all pick different ones for no good reason :P

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by yoshi314 View Post
                  since when does canonical represent interests of linux as a whole ? i'd prefer if adobe would just pick the better solution.
                  Well, you KNOW that that'll NEVER happen...

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                  • #10
                    http://tinyurl.com/2au7dl7

                    Comment editing cuts out WAY too fast here.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ethana2 View Post
                      http://tinyurl.com/2au7dl725

                      The unidentified portion is mostly Ubuntu users on Chrome, Firefox alphas and betas, and midori. The Debian portion is partially Ubuntu users on Epiphany.

                      75% of the linux desktop means 3 times the share of all competing platforms COMBINED-- and as we saw with the whole sound thing, if you provide ten developers with ten API choices, they'll all pick different ones for no good reason :P
                      Your link is broken... [edit: you fixed it...]

                      On Topic: It would be nice if Adobe would just pick one and run with it. If they can manage to get Flash running on VA-API, I think that would be the ideal situation. It would give them Nvidia compatibility, intel, ?VIA?, and ATI. Anyone else can feel free to implement their own backend.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ethana2 View Post
                        http://tinyurl.com/2au7dl7

                        Comment editing cuts out WAY too fast here.
                        Can't view the chart; don't have Flash.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ethana2 View Post
                          The unidentified portion is mostly Ubuntu users on Chrome, Firefox alphas and betas, and midori. The Debian portion is partially Ubuntu users on Epiphany.
                          [citation needed]

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                          • #14
                            as an Ubuntu user i like that chart, but I doubt fedora has such little share, also arch doesn't appear, which would mean that arch must have the noisiest community in the unixosphere(?).


                            Id say that the truth lies somewhere between what was posted and distrowacth.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by xir_ View Post
                              as an Ubuntu user i like that chart, but I doubt fedora has such little share, also arch doesn't appear, which would mean that arch must have the noisiest community in the unixosphere(?).


                              Id say that the truth lies somewhere between what was posted and distrowacth.
                              Nah, U's market-share really is huge on the desktop side. I remember checking it on some sites and at that moment:
                              - 70% was Ubuntu
                              - 20% was Debian/Mint
                              which brings 90% of the desktop to the Debian family on some level.

                              I do have to be honest that Ubuntu was regarded a lot hotter back then (around 7.10/8.04) then it is now. Also, my test wasn't exactly thorough (I only did three site's with probably a lot of newbies).

                              Still, even if the majority of the users would be on Debian in some way, you won't see the sort of thing someone posted above about Ubuntu making the calls. Ubuntu will start making the calls in open-source country when hell freezes over (and they know it).

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