We already knew that Adobe was working with NVIDIA and Broadcom to enabled hardware acceleration for Flash Player 10.1. But sometimes it’s nice to see it in action. I’ve already highlighted videos showing netbooks with Intel Atom processors and NVIDIA ION graphics handling 1080p Flash video… but Blogeee dug up another video that shows even more hardware handling HD Flash playback.
In the video below, Adobe’s Kevin Lynch shows off an HP Mini 311 with NVIDIA ION, an HP Mini 110 with the Broadcom Crystal HD decoder, and a Mobinnova Beam smartbook with the NVIDIA Tegra platform (which bundles an ARM-based CPU with NVIDIA graphics). Each one of these low power systems is capable of handling HD Flash video playback.
Check it out for yourself after the break.
did he say Tegra2?
We need more Ion choices. I’d be thrilled with a CULV/9400m choice. I’d settle for that Asus with the dual-core Atom being released soon, though.
GMA 950 IGP doesn’t support H.264 bitstream decoding, so those users are out of luck. Only integrated & discrete desktop & mobile GPUs that supports H.264 bitstream decoding like the Nvidia Ion & Geforce will get hardware accelerated decoding.
I wonder if flash 10.1 will allow for smooth playback on the GMA950 chipset?
I hope Adobe doesn’t neglect the GMA 500 graphics chipset which is in a ton of netbooks already.
It has the power to do hardware decoding (like the Broadcom card, Ion and Tegra). Hopefully Adobe and Intel will work to make it compatible with Flashplayer.
Pretty sure my HP 5101 does. Just ordered one (the card) and I’ll crack my baby open when it gets here. It’s got to have a place for the optional cellular modem. That’s my thinking anyways. Someone else has reportedly done it, but I couldn’t find any contact info.
What machines already out have spare PCIe slot to accept the Broadcom HD Decoder or other solutions? I know there is the Samsung N120, but what else has an open PCIe?
Hopefully the iPhone will get flash soon. I know the 3Gs can handle it with no problem, so they just need to make it happen.
Can Adobe Flash 10.1 utilize the Realtek or Sigma Designs
video processors in our Media Players? (rhetorical question)
Perhaps you have a contact you could ask.
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