Adobe Launches Flash Player 10.1 Prerelease Build

kockgunner

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Wow. What a difference. I can watch HD Youtube videos without my Macbook Pro processors shooting up to 90% and 80 degrees Celsius. Now the temperature goes maybe 5 degrees higher and the CPU load goes to around 40%.
 

robert05au

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no change here either the crashes still happen and cpu spikes no different

I am on a imac 2.4 GHz with 4 gig ram running 10.6.2

I also repaired the permissions as it found quite a few problems once it was installed no idea whether these if not fixed would have caused any more or less issues.

Going back to latest stable version for now.
 

sammich

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Sarcasmville.
So even though there is no hardware acceleration it is still a improvement?
Turning off hardware acceleration actually improves performance in some cases. In fact I only read about it about 2 hours ago, turned it off, and everything was silky smooth.

Now I get to have another boost. Downloading now.

EDIT: okay, before it was great. Now, it's hopeless. Is it a simple matter of replacing the plug-in (from TM) to get back the old version?
 

D A

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Windows get hardware acceleration while OS X and Linux get nothing. Seeing how ****** Flash is on OS X it would have been nice if they could release a version with hardware acceleration for OS X.
 

AppleMatt

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Windows get hardware acceleration while OS X and Linux get nothing. Seeing how ****** Flash is on OS X it would have been nice if they could release a version with hardware acceleration for OS X.
It's not Adobe's fault:

In Flash Player 10.1, H.264 hardware acceleration is not supported under Linux and Mac OS. Linux currently lacks a developed standard API that supports H.264 hardware video decoding, and Mac OS X does not expose access to the required APIs. We will continue to evaluate adding the feature to Linux and Mac OS in future releases.
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/releasenotes.pdf

AppleMatt
 

iammike1

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So I broke down and installed it...seeing the same CPU usage as before but haven't done a lot of testing.

My vote so far.... Meh.
 

Consultant

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flashplayer10_1_p1_mac_111709.dmg

does NOT agree with: Opera 10.01 Build 6746

Seems to work as usual for Safari and Firefox.
 

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Adobe Launches Flash Player 10.1 Prerelease Build



Adobe today launched a prerelease version of Flash Player 10.1 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, an early step in the company's effort to bring an integrated media experience to a wide variety of devices and platforms from desktops to smartphones.

Among the improvements available in the prerelease version are support for multi-touch and gestures, as well as local microphone access. Unfortunately, one of the most significant improvements of Flash Player 10.1, hardware-accelerated decoding of H.264 video, is presently only available in the Windows version. According to the release notes for Flash Player 10.1, the feature is unavailable on Mac OS X due to a lack of access to the programming interfaces needed to deploy it.
In Flash Player 10.1, H.264 hardware acceleration is not supported under Linux and Mac OS. Linux currently lacks a developed standard API that supports H.264 hardware video decoding, and Mac OS X does not expose access to the required APIs. We will continue to evaluate adding the feature to Linux and Mac OS in future releases.
In an early review of Flash Player 10.1, however, Anandtech still found significant improvements in CPU utilization under Mac OS X, dropping from 450% CPU load to 190% in viewing full-screen Hulu content on the Mac Pro used for testing.
Going from roughly 450% down to 190% (or a bit over 10% of total CPU utilization across 16 threads) made full-screen Hulu playable on my machine. In the past I always had to run it in a smaller window, but thanks to Flash 10.1 I don't have to any longer.

With actual GPU-accelerated H.264 decoding I’m guessing those CPU utilization numbers could drop to a remotely reasonable value. But it's up to Apple to expose the appropriate hooks to allow Adobe to (eventually) enable that functionality.

Until then, even OS X users have something to look forward to with the Flash 10.1 upgrade.
Additional information on the features of Flash Player 10.1, including several video demos and interviews, can be found on Adobe's site.

Article Link: Adobe Launches Flash Player 10.1 Prerelease Build
 

speakerwizard

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According to the release notes for Flash Player 10.1, the feature is unavailable on Mac OS X due to a lack of access to the programming interfaces needed to deploy it.

Erm, wasn't this the whole point in snow leopard, sounds like laziness as usual from adobe to me, if they made mac flash better I might be more sympephetic to them not being on the iPhone and supporting web standards more, I'm sticking with clicktoflash for now.
 

danb77

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There are some improvements. My fan no longer takes off when watching flash video! :-D Better than nothing….
 
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