HD flash video on a 13"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NewGenAdam, Jan 11, 2010.


13" + HD flash =

  1. smooth as a mill-pond

    6 vote(s)
  2. flows fine

    2 vote(s)
  3. a bit choppy

    2 vote(s)
  4. choppy as an ocean storm

    0 vote(s)
  1. NewGenAdam macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008
    can your MacBook Pro 13" deal with high def flash video?
    My MacBook Air can't really cope...
  2. phixiuz macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2009
    720p runs perfect, no idea about 1080p flash.
  3. m85476585 macrumors 65816

    Feb 26, 2008
    Even SD video on my 15" freezes sometimes, usually at the best part of a video (complex motion takes more power to decode). Flash sucks. I can't wait until everyone switches to HTML5, assuming browsers can agree on a video format.
  4. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

    Gabriel GR

    Jul 12, 2009
    Athens, Greece
    It is smooth. Though it uses 100% CPU to do so. Which is pathetic.
  5. NewGenAdam thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008
    it's so annoying that the trivial process of watching a video is so inefficient and unreliable!!

    Why can Apple and Adobe not develop GOOD SOFTWARE??

    So much for OpenCL solving all our woes.
  6. m85476585 macrumors 65816

    Feb 26, 2008
    OpenCL hasn't been around long enough to really be used yet. Hopefully big software companies will start using it, though.

    It's really Adobe's fault that Flash sucks (not Apple's). Everything Adobe makes is bloated and slow.

    It shouldn't be hard to improve flash video. .flv is just a video container, and flash video players are just simple flash objects that let you control the video playback. All it should take is an improved decoding algorithm or codec to make flash videos play better. It can't be that hard if applications like Quicktime and VLC can play video with much lower CPU use.

    And then there's other flash ads and animations that use lots of CPU. If a simple animation uses nearly 100% CPU on something like a Core2Duo, there must be something seriously wrong with flash.
  7. iSushi macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2009
    yeah mine's got 110%. i hope adobe fix all these in the next flash release.
  8. m85476585 macrumors 65816

    Feb 26, 2008
    I'm using Flash 10.1 beta, and it is only a little better. Maybe 10% less CPU use.

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