Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Beta released!

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by skinhead, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. skinhead

    skinhead Active Member

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    youtube,hulu fanatics and rev A macbook Air owners out there, good news.. now you can watch even 720P/1080P HD videos without overheating your machine(?).. try the beta and post here if the dropped frames, stutter and high CPU usage is gone.

    get it here: http://labs.adobe.com/
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up! I just installed the beta plug-in/update of the Flash Player, and experienced a major improvement on one particular website I am monitoring/created (with a flash banner on top). The CPU usage from Safari, when viewing the website, was constantly in the range of 50%~ now there is a 50% usage while the banner loads and after that it drops down to constant 5 - 13%! That is a great improvement! :) :)
     
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    Oh it's not compatible with PPC Macs...
     
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    Yeah looks like for the prerelease PPC users are left out in the cold. Maybe it will be up to Apple's discretion to include the updates once the final versions will be made available. Since Flash content is a major pain in the butt with Mac OS X, I hope Apple is also looking into making Flash experience a better one than it is now. Unluckily we will still be stuck with Flash for quite some time, and if Adobe manages to halt the downwards trend and betters their reputation regarding Flash content, it might just make it to stay around for a much longer time people expect.
     
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    It's Adobe's fault for not supporting PPC Macs - not Apple.

    Haven't noticed a lot of improvements but video in Youtube seems to be playing pretty OK. And what really sucks is the lack of hardware decoding which PC users get. Real bummer.
     
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    I definitely think that Apple has a little more power in that decision as well. It is a prerelease after all, not the final product.
     

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