Adobe Still Shafts Linux With H.264 GPU Decoding
Aug 12, 2010, 15:36 (3 Talkback[s])
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"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"