Flash Player 10.2 Beta with hardware acceleration for Linux?Filed under: Interesting;
Various media are reporting today that Adobe had finally released a test version of flash player, which would also bring Linux support for hardware acceleration. This would make it possible finally to play high definition video smoothly even once. Many Linux users probably know the problem is that, for example, jerky videos on YouTube like a slide film.The new flash player could workarounds such as the FlashVideoReplacer unnecessary.
Trial users are no packages, on which you could install Flash. The easiest solution is probably just download the. Tar.gz archives from the home page for Flash Player 10.2 Beta and this right to the point / usr / lib / flashplugin-installer / copy in the system. For simplicity, I link to the archives here, because the 64-bit version is not easy to find.
32-Bit: flashplayer10_2_p2_32bit_linux_111710.tar.gz64-Bit: flashplayer10_2_p3_64bit_linux_111710.tar.gz
More details about the installation I give not this time, since in my eyes is not worth installing this version. But more on that later. In general, the new version reports as “Shockwave Player 10.2 d151″. That is theologically driven support for hardware acceleration in the form of the Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix, you can …
$ Strings / usr / lib / flashplugin-installer / libflashplayer.so | grep libvlibvdpau.solibvdpau.so.1
… quick check. The Flash Player then pulls the necessary libraries for hardware acceleration. However, this only applies to the 32-bit version. The 64-bit strings to the empty output. Adobe has therefore built into the hardware support only the 32-bit version of the Flash plug-in.
What brings it? First you have to say that currently can only handle the proprietary Nvidia driver, and according to Wikipedia, the drivers for S3 Graphics Chrome 400 from the VDPAU. Hence, meaningful tests possible with these cards / drivers. I have the Flash Player 10.2 Beta on a Lenovo S12 with Nvidia ION chipset installed and try this HD video on YouTube …
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… what's going on with the Flash Player 10.2 Beta is still a slide film on my screen. The embedded version shows already on the page marked stuttering, is a full-screen viewing of the videos do not even think about. Does the beta better with you?
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