Flash 10.2 Out of Beta

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by SR71, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. SR71 macrumors 68000

    Jan 12, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Flash 10.2 is out of beta and if I were you, I'd download it right now.

    Source: Engadget
  2. aiqw9182, Feb 9, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2011

    aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

    Apr 22, 2010
    It still uses more CPU than HTML5 video in my 1080p YouTube tests and anything other than video sees no noticeable improvement.

    Also, I find it odd that they no longer support PowerPC but they still list the download as being a universal binary. Mistake? Me thinks so.
  3. newdeal macrumors 68020

    Oct 21, 2009

    yes youtube5 plugin with clicktoflash is still better than this for cpu usage however they did close the gap. I doubt they will ever be able to match html5 because its another software layer so it really can't be more efficient, I have the feeling this is the best they can do
  4. coder12 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2010
    Too bad software update doesn't take care of flash anymore--manually updating is a pain! :rolleyes:
  5. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    It looks like it's just the 32-bit version, though. Is Flash Square still in development?
  6. narin macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2006
    Tried this out this morning on my base 11.6" Air. The couple 1080p flash videos I tried did not stutter at all like they used to. CPU usage was still 90%+ though, but it's definitely a significant improvement as far as playback goes.
  7. foiden macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2008
    Sounds good. I already have the Beta, so I'm happy to upgrade to the official release. The way they make it sound, they sound like some of those sites still need to upgrade their software in order to truly work with the new standard that heavily lowers CPU use.
  8. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    That's definitely the case. I was watching a video stream from Yahoo the other day (360p or 480p) and the CPU usage definitely shot up. Hopefully now that it's official we'll start seeing more sites make use of the hardware acceleration.
  9. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
  10. zenio macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2011
  11. potentpotable macrumors regular


    Oct 22, 2010
    Totally noob question, but how does one manually update? Delete the existing file (Flash in this instance), then DL and install the new file?
  12. Stingray454 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2009
    I heard that the new Flash version still does not provide hardware acceleration for ATI equipped Macs, can anyone confirm that? If so, big fail..
  13. MR1324 macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2010
    very good performance boost with the new version of flash. i tried a few 1080P youtube videos that were previously laggy and they are now playing nice and smooth =)
  14. Marconelly macrumors 6502


    Jul 5, 2008
    With 1080p videos I get about the same CPU usage with 10.2 as I get with Youtube5 extension, around 18% on 13" Air, +-1% here and there. Guess it's time to ditch the Youtube5 and its never quite reliable autostart feature.

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