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  • Adobe Flash Player 11 For 64-Bit Linux Is Christened

    Phoronix: Adobe Flash Player 11 For 64-Bit Linux Is Christened

    As we have been expecting since May, the next Adobe Flash Player release finally re-syncs the 64-bit build with the Flash updates in the mainline code available to 32-bit users. This is the first public beta release of the Adobe Flash Player 11 that offers both 32-bit and 64-bit binaries to Linux users, along with 64-bit binaries for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X users...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTY3MA

  • #2
    I think CrystalHD support has been there before, even for Linux...

    But the overall performance of Flash 11 is *A LOT* better. You can actually watch fullscreen video now without that ridiculous slideshow-ish performance.

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    • #3
      It (the 64bit version) indeed supports VDPAU, but it managed to freeze within like 5 minutes of usage while in fullscreen after pausing and restarting a youtube video with the keyboard. Thus, hopefully at least the next beta will be stable enough for usage on a daily basis.

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      • #4
        no vp8?

        Why on earth is there still no VP8 (webm) codec support!
        I want to have html5 webm videos with fallback to a vp8 flash video
        14 months ago they said a future version of flash would support it
        http://blogs.adobe.com/flashplatform...t_for_vp8.html

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SyXbiT View Post
          14 months ago they said a future version of flash would support it
          http://blogs.adobe.com/flashplatform...t_for_vp8.html
          Yep, a future version. That means that you only get to call it "late" once the future is over.

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          • #6
            Well, or this flash version doesn't work well with 275.x nvidia drivers or it is really crap release. Freezes my pc within seconds with any flash video and the quality is much much lower than the square version. So... I had to revert to the older version because I don't like to reboot my pc every 10 seconds and watch running squares on my screen instead of a actual video.

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            • #7
              Well, that's pretty nice. I guess I finally won't need that nspluginwrapper.

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              • #8
                flash's vdpau support is very broken for me, and has been since inception.
                it leaves overlays on the screen, and just loves to crash not just the browser, but the whole machine.

                So I eventually had to disable ALL hardware acceleration to stop it hosing my system.

                Grrrr

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SyXbiT View Post
                  Why on earth is there still no VP8 (webm) codec support!
                  I want to have html5 webm videos with fallback to a vp8 flash video
                  14 months ago they said a future version of flash would support it
                  http://blogs.adobe.com/flashplatform...t_for_vp8.html
                  Isn't HTML5 video element largely about replacing Flash for video? That's why Adobe won't hurry up to expedite its adoption.

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                  • #10
                    It doesn't use VDPAU for me.

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                    • #11
                      Nope, still barely usable.
                      I used this german game test of a ridiculously bad game:
                      http://www.gamestar.de/index.cfm?pid=1589&pk=18888

                      Full screen on the second monitor still doesn't get the right size.
                      Full screen doesn't play smoothly on my laptop while using 100% cpu on one core. It's an i5 that overclocks with the turbo thingy to 2,9 GHz...

                      That's more than ridiculously bad. I understand that flash solves a different problem but that's not the problem the vast majority of the users want to have solved. I want a little flash-light that can only play videos but this one thing with good performance.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ChrisXY View Post
                        Nope, still barely usable.
                        I understand that flash solves a different problem but that's not the problem the vast majority of the users want to have solved. I want a little flash-light that can only play videos but this one thing with good performance.
                        I second this!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by cl333r View Post
                          It (the 64bit version) indeed supports VDPAU, but it managed to freeze within like 5 minutes of usage while in fullscreen after pausing and restarting a youtube video with the keyboard.
                          Originally posted by Tares View Post
                          Well, or this flash version doesn't work well with 275.x nvidia drivers or it is really crap release. Freezes my pc within seconds with any flash video and the quality is much much lower than the square version. So... I had to revert to the older version because I don't like to reboot my pc every 10 seconds and watch running squares on my screen instead of a actual video.
                          Originally posted by grigi View Post
                          flash's vdpau support is very broken for me, and has been since inception.
                          it leaves overlays on the screen, and just loves to crash not just the browser, but the whole machine.

                          So I eventually had to disable ALL hardware acceleration to stop it hosing my system.

                          Grrrr
                          The Flash plugin is a user mode program, it should never ever crash the whole machine. If it does the problem is not with Flash but with the nvidia driver.

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                          • #14
                            The acceleration seems to work fine here, but it is still using a software presentation queue, so I still get tearing .

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bug77 View Post
                              Isn't HTML5 video element largely about replacing Flash for video? That's why Adobe won't hurry up to expedite its adoption.
                              Flash support for VP8/WebM isn't meant to expedite HTML5 adoption so much as it's meant to reduce the dominance of H.264/MPEG-LA (as H.264 is currently the only modern video codec supported by Flash).

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