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Adobe Still Shafts Linux With H.264 GPU Decoding

Aug 12, 2010, 15:36 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

"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.

"Flash Player 10.1 was Adobe's big update where they focused on providing the GPU decoding support for Windows systems and on the OS X side the support entered beta. At first it looked like the Linux Flash Player might use VDPAU for video decoding, but that never ended up materializing. Instead, Adobe's main Linux engineer just ranted about the Linux video APIs on his blog (he did this twice in fact). This engineer, Mike Melanson, complained about the multiple video acceleration APIs for Linux"

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