Hardware video rendering is back... that's good news. Bad news, it's buggy and crashy like always. Performance is worse than in 10.2.
All of the things mentioned in this post also effects me.
Originally Posted by lexa2
Flash Player for Linux is broken for years and every single release of a new version lets me hope that some of these issues get fixed, but they're not.
Hey, good news everyone! Flash 11 is also horribly broken on Windows. I just installed 11.0 and then also tried the 11.2 beta on Windows 7, and HD video is choppy as hell. To the point of it being unwatchable.
I can't second it. I watch 1080p and 720p videos from YouTube everyday using my APU C-50 based laptop. Windows 7 Starter, Firefox 7.0.1, Flash Player 11.x - no problems, plays videos like a charm as soon as the buffering process finishes.
Originally Posted by RealNC
...Not totally, on gma945 chipset in the past Hw acceleration worked by forcing it in mms.cfg file, now doesn't.
Originally Posted by gedgon
I tried with an nvidia and youtube says the video is hardware accelerated (scaling), but all i can see is statics on the screen, flickering.
...Oh, and cpu use just to watch a 480p is about 50% (25+25) on an E7500 (!).
That's more like an alpha.
You must be kidding! It's more like the usual release quality of Adobe Flash Player for linux.
Originally Posted by kokoko3k
Great, so now rather than just puking and pegging one core, it will puke and peg ALL the cores. That really seems like what we need most of all.
I don't have any problems with flash. The solution to achieve this is very simple: just remove it from your system. Opera with HTML5 videos works great in YouTube, for other sites there are various extensions to download videos. Since I've removed flash, I don't experience any more X crashes that used to bother me while I browse internet.
How do you watch YouTube? I don't see anything related to HTML5 there.
Originally Posted by pejakm
It crashes hard
Well, I tried it. It crashes in two stages. First it displays only black windows or totally unrecognizable video on youtube. Second, when I try reloading the page the plugin crashes. Reloading after that repeats the cycle.
Weird result and not at all usable.
I hope they fix the bugs fast, the new features seem interesting.
Now on all these different acceleration techniques, why can't we have one, say VA-API (that one is open) and have backends for it in terms of all the others on the different hardware: So base VA-API on vdpau on nvidia, base VA-API on XvBA on ati, etc. And for the open drivers (nouveau, radeon, intel) just implement only va-api.