Adobe Flash Player 10.2 on Linux Uses GPU Video Acceleration

by Keith Vance

Testing shows that Adobe Flash 10.2 is noticeably faster than 10.1 on Linux.

The first beta of Adobe Flash Player 10.2 is now available for Linux. The new Flash Player is the first version to take advantage of GPU-based video acceleration on Linux.

"For Linux users this Adobe Flash update is quite important since it finally delivers GPU-based video acceleration support via their new Stage Video technology that is now supported on all platforms," Michael Larabel of Phoronix said.

Larabel tested Flash version 10.1 with 10.2 beta.

"The Flash video playback experience was a night-and-day difference on this Atom netbook," Larabel reports.

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This article was originally published on Friday Dec 3rd 2010
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