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    Talking How to get Flash GPU Accelleration - but BBC iPlayer?

    After a spell on windows 7 I'm back with ubuntu

    the main reason for my stay away was GPU acceleration in flash ( I have a tiny intel atom processor but a reasonable GeF. 9300M GS so it's a big thing )

    Now it's here on linux for NVidia with vdpau and highly recommended. Simply install vdpau and the latest flash beta (10.2). Assuming your card supports it and your using the proprietary drivers

    sudo apt-get install vdpau-va-driver

    The flash is available here http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/

    download the linux version and extract the libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ for firefox

    Now right clicking on a flash video and clicking "about adobe flash player" should show the version as 10.2......

    You should also be able to view youtube videos in 1080p without your CPU breaking a sweat.

    That's the how to, next post for the question.

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    Cool Re: How to get Flash GPU Accelleration - but BBC iPlayer?

    BBC iPlayer is not currently using the GPU. Something similar happened in windows where the beta 1 of flash 10.1 would use the gpu but the rc1 of 10.1 did not. I simply stuck with the beta

    In this case I think it's because the H.264 codec used incorrectly flagged as interpolated when the check was introduced.

    Has anyone got any ideas to force GPU acceleration, stop that check, or in fact have a version of flash which is working properly with iplayer.

    You should be able to play the HD content no problem

    If it's working for you could you post your exact flash version, maybe even your libflashplayer.so

    My version is 10,2,151,49 and it's not working

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    Re: How to get Flash GPU Accelleration - but BBC iPlayer?

    Report the bug to Adobe (homewever futile that may seem). It seems like you have a good grasp on the technical part, so that's a big plus.

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    Re: How to get Flash GPU Accelleration - but BBC iPlayer?

    I've filed a request on the BBC Iplayer discussion forum to support the new hardware acceleration features of Flash 10.2
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mbiplayer/F...061#p105762061

    Please add your heat to that thread if you want to see this happen.

    Cheers.

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    Re: How to get Flash GPU Accelleration - but BBC iPlayer?

    I did all this and my flash is still not accelerated, any idea why?

    I downloaded the new flash (10.2.152.27) and I have an ION graphics card.

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    Angry Re: How to get Flash GPU Accelleration - but BBC iPlayer?

    As a new linux convert, I am thinking of going back to Windows because of this. I cannot run bbc iplayer as it is jumpy and often the video and audio sync poorly.

    I have been all over the forums today, after starting in the latest Ubuntu, I also tried mint 11, 9 and 8 to see if using earlier distros avoided the issue.

    I have tried various flash updates, tried manually inserting realplayer files into their correct places in the mozilla plugins, tried linux and nvidia drivers...

    My gut feeling is that linux is not using the graphic card properly, along the lines of the initial post in the thread. Can anyone point me to a discussion on this? or suggest a fix?

    the vdpau code didn't work for me, currently on the mint 8 distro (which according to the release notes is based on the ubuntu 9.10 distro)

    I also have a NVIDIA GEforce 9300M GS graphics card

    Please help if you can!

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