I have installed the Flash Player 11 (64-Bit) Beta on a ION based linux machine. I also installed the newest NVIDIA driver. VDPAU works in MythTV without problems.
Still, flash does not work properly, if i go to the tech-demo on the adobe page (http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/stagevideo.html) it says Stage Video running: false and I cannot activate it. Any idea what could go wrong in my case?
This is not a bug. We disabled GPU acceleration with StageVideo and Stage3D on Linux because of drivers issues on the Linux platform.
Until the situation improves on Linux (drivers consistency and bugs), there is not much we can do.
We will keep trying to bring the best experience on Linux, but we had to take this decision for now.
thanks for your answer, but are you serious?
strings libflashplayer.so |grep -i vdpauVDPAU,H264,
Agreed, this should be stated in the release notes and will be fixed.
I know it sounds frustrating, but the situation is really bad with Linux drivers today, not only on 3D but also for video.
You see those VDPAU strings cause you can still force the use of GPU on Linux if you want, but this will be disabled in the final release.
Recently, Mozilla shared the same concerns regarding HW acceleration on Linux. Even on MacOS and Windows we have to blacklist old drivers otherwise we just cannot guarantee a safe and smooth experience. Remember we need to run nicely on all browsers on many OS's, not only one platform with a specific browser.
thank you! Coulkd you tell me how to force Flashplayer using VDPAU? If you want you can send it to me via PM/E-Mail and I will not tell anybody. But as you might know NFL Lockout is over now and my only possibility to watch it is NFL Gamepass with Flash so this would really help me a lot !
Thank you very much,
Same question from me.
However, Michael Larabel from phoronix.com somehow managed to do it:
Maybe we should ask him?