Flash is still a piece of crap… [update]

[update] sorry missed this
at first… they also “fixed” six, yes that is 6 critical security flaws in the 10.1 release of flash with this update. (and still a piece of crap)

Was reading a post here about how Adobe just rolled out a new version of flash. Yea! (can you feel the sarcasm?!)

Adobe is so excited too.
“We just pushed a few minutes ago a new version of the Flash Player containing a nice feature that was in beta until now called “Gala”. Yes, H.264 GPU decoding in Mac OSX is now officially enabled in the Flash Player.

You should notice now a nice difference when playing H.264 content on your Mac in terms of CPU usage.We rarely enable new features in security releases but we really wanted to enable such a cool feature.

However, the to this blog post get even better… it’s a disclaimer!

“Remember there are some requirements in terms of OS version and graphics card and the dimensions of the content being decoded.

For now :
Hardware accelerated decode requires Mac OS X 10.6.3 and either NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, GeForce 320M or GeForce GT 330M GPUs.

Also :
Video clips will a width of 864 fallback to software H264 decoding on the nVidia GeForce 9400M. This is a known limitation of the GeForce 9400M drivers. Unfortunately, YouTube Clips at 480p resolution often use a width of 864. Switch to 720p or 1080p to benefit from hardware acceleration for these clips. The hardware decoder will not be used for video with frame dimensions smaller than 480×320. For video smaller than that size, the cpu/speed improvements for using the GPU rather than the CPU are negligible.


In other words, 09 and previous MBP’s will not benefit from this “cool new feature!” And Adobe is blaming it on drivers and Apple / Nvidia… What the he’ll are they testing it on? On and I love the part about the “little white square”.

Flash is a piece of crap.


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