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    Phoronix: New Adobe Flash Player 9 Linux Release

    Following the series of Adobe Flash Player 9 Linux betas over the past year (news announcements), the Adobe folks have unleashed the Flash Player 9 Update 3 Final build. This update is not only available for Windows and Mac OS X, but a new Linux build was released on the same day.

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

  • #2
    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: New Adobe Flash Player 9 Linux Release

    Following the series of Adobe Flash Player 9 Linux betas over the past year (news announcements), the Adobe folks have unleashed the Flash Player 9 Update 3 Final build. This update is not only available for Windows and Mac OS X, but a new Linux build was released on the same day.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NjIzNA
    *sigh*

    Still no 64bit release? Shameful. nspluginwrapper works bout 80% of the time, and to hell with running a chroot.

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    • #3
      I don't know what they did with this version, but it is really slow while playing youtube videos under full-screen using this version of flashplayer in my Ubuntu Gutsy box.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by dickeywang View Post
        I don't know what they did with this version, but it is really slow while playing youtube videos under full-screen using this version of flashplayer in my Ubuntu Gutsy box.
        Right-click on the video, select settings, and turn off (or on) "Enable Hardware Acceleration". This update to Flash Player adds hardware acceleration for full screen video. If hardware acceleration isn't working in X then perhaps Flash Player is using X's software acceleration which is pretty slow. Let me know if that helps.

        -James (Adobe)

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        • #5
          Thanks Adobe!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by epoch View Post
            *sigh*

            Still no 64bit release? Shameful. nspluginwrapper works bout 80% of the time, and to hell with running a chroot.
            Seconded.

            (Blah blah, 10 chars).

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            • #7
              Originally posted by epoch View Post
              *sigh*

              Still no 64bit release? Shameful. nspluginwrapper works bout 80% of the time, and to hell with running a chroot.
              Has anyone tried nspluginwrapper with this release? I'd be interested to hear feedback on how well it works.

              -James (Adobe)

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              • #8
                The new features are excellent, but x-embed is still much slower than the previous method on my 2.4Ghz P4. I can no longer play back a lot of high res flash movies without juddering, so back to the previous versions for me. That said, it's not really adobe's (or mozilla's) fault, although perhaps a poor choice, the blame lies more with x.org.

                Great to see H264 and AAC out there, let's hope devs make good use of them.

                Edit: I ought to mention, i have hardware accelleration on, although I thought that option did nothing under Linux?
                On my linux machine at work, which is much faster, the plugin runs great, speed wise. The GTK menus are a nice touch too!
                Don't forget that although the xembed API is better, until it's much more optimised, it's just too slow for people on older hardware.
                Last edited by Mark; 12-04-2007, 02:25 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jlward4th View Post
                  Right-click on the video, select settings, and turn off (or on) "Enable Hardware Acceleration". This update to Flash Player adds hardware acceleration for full screen video. If hardware acceleration isn't working in X then perhaps Flash Player is using X's software acceleration which is pretty slow. Let me know if that helps.

                  -James (Adobe)
                  Thanks for the suggestion. Turning on/off the hardware acceleration doesn't make any difference(I tried more than 5 times, with or without restart firefox). I am having the Nvidia 100.14.19 driver installed on my Thinkpad T61p(Quadro FX 570M), and glxinfo shows
                  Code:
                  direct rendering: Yes

                  I wanted to try the newest 169.04 driver to see if it makes difference, but it seems Envy hasn't included it yet.

                  Any other ideas?
                  Last edited by dickeywang; 12-04-2007, 05:49 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Well it seems envy has a problem to be uptodate My nvidia script is usually working 5 min after I know of a new driver *g*

                    http://kanotix.com/files/install-nvidia-debian.sh

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Kano View Post
                      Well it seems envy has a problem to be uptodate My nvidia script is usually working 5 min after I know of a new driver *g*

                      http://kanotix.com/files/install-nvidia-debian.sh
                      Heh... We'd expect a distribution developer to get it working easily...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jlward4th View Post
                        Has anyone tried nspluginwrapper with this release? I'd be interested to hear feedback on how well it works.

                        -James (Adobe)
                        Hi James,

                        I just did and it works with nspluginwrapper on Gentoo amd64. It's just as responsive with/without hardware acceleration and CPU usage remains at ~15% on YouTube. What is it supposed to accelerate?
                        It seems a bit more prone to hang in infinite loops (using all CPU), but on the upside, killing the npviewer.bin process now allows the Flash plugin to recover without restarting Firefox; nice!

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                        • #13
                          I'm not sure whats going on, but on my box and my friends box this flash is way slower, pages with lots of flash embeds on them chunk near to a halt. Fullscreen is unusable. Same bad performance in firefox 2 and 3 beta, with or without hardware accell and with or without compiz fusion.

                          I feel like this is typical. I'm sure its fixable but we both downgraded back to the old release. Sigh.

                          And yes I'm using nvidia binary and direct rendering and the whole nine yards is set up correctly.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Kano View Post
                            Well it seems envy has a problem to be uptodate My nvidia script is usually working 5 min after I know of a new driver *g*

                            http://kanotix.com/files/install-nvidia-debian.sh
                            Hoho, thanks a lot! The script works really well.
                            Although, the new flashplayer still runs very slow on full-screen youtube video even with the new nvidia driver installed.

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                            • #15
                              My biggest gripe with this new release is the huge performance loss compared to stable 9.0r48. I simply cannot accept web pages consuming 100%+ CPU just because of Flash-ads. I went back to 9.0r48...

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