Adobe Flash 10.1 harnesses GPU power to speed up video playback

by Rafael Hernandez on November 17, 2009 · 0 comments

Flash Player IconYou can’t blame a company for taking things slow when their technology is used by millions of people every day to view streaming content on the web even if it is horribly inefficient and causes a lackluster viewing experience.

Adobe’s Flash version 10.1 will be making usage of graphics card features to improve video playback by making the GPU do all of the processor intensive decoding and scaling. Handy in case you spend any amount of time on Youtube, Hulu, or any other site that makes extensive use of Flash to play videos.

Good news for those that don’t like their processor being pegged at 100% while a simple video is being streamed. You can grab your own copy of the beta release from Adobe Labs.

Source: AnandTech

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