Flash Player Receives GPU Support

As a result, Adobe's Flash Player will finally receive GPU support, covering a "wide range of mobile Internet devices" that include netbooks, tablets, mobile phones, and other portable devices that would otherwise choke of Flash animation rendering without GPU acceleration. The support will span across a wide range of Nvidia GPUs, including Tegra, enabling full H.264 video playback, "uncompromised" Web browsing, and content derived from Adobe Flash.

According to Nvidia, the purpose of the Open Screen Project is to provide a consistent runtime environment across multiple devices. Spearheaded by Adobe, the OSP's collective includes twenty-five industry leaders (including NBC Universal, LG, and Samsung), and seeks to enable the use of Adobe's  Flash Platform as a foundation to provide web content and other applications on televisions, desktops, mobile devices, and other commonly used devices. With Nvidia GPU acceleration, portable devices will have the ability to render Flash graphics comparable to desktop PCs.

“NVIDIA and Adobe share precisely the same vision – visually compelling applications running on every device,” said Michael Rayfield, general manager, Handheld Business at NVIDIA. “Consumers don’t have to sacrifice streaming video performance on small inexpensive platforms such as netbooks. A Tegra-based platform enables the rich, smooth playback they expect from a desktop PC.”

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  • mikeccuk2005
    finally the smooth youtube HD playback on ion platform? I like my n10j to do that too :D
  • tinnerdxp
    “NVIDIA and Adobe share precisely the same vision – visually compelling applications running on every device,” - Why won't Adobe release a flash plugin for 64bit linux then? That old alpha is literally falling apart when you try to use it... They try to get on the portable's market but haven't even finished with desktops - what's the point of that? V10 of the FlashPlayer is quite unstable even on windows so perhaps they should either just open source it (since it's for free anyway) or at least release v1.0 on linux...
  • Anonymous
    Flash player on Linux is pretty much broken. For me it hangs at every 5th or 10th flash thing it comes across. It was like that since around version 7. So, I can't really use flash player and instead use firefox with wine and native windows flash plugin. Works fine. Also version for FreeBSD would be highly appreciated.