I have been going down a fun path getting my 1st Generation Apple TV (160 GB HD) to run Hulu natively (without PlayOn restreaming). After fun times getting Firefox and Flash Player working, I blasted through setting up Hulu Widget to keep the video size small (Apple TV in 480p defaults to an 800x600 res). Things look pretty good. I maxed out buffering/cache for all Hulu related sites within Global settings, this produced nice improvements. I found a GreaseMonkey script that forces the Flash Player to always render Low Quality video. This helps immensely at stopping stuttering with little trade off in quality. My last piece to try to tweak video playback (aside from monkeying around with the OS X kernel) is the disable Hardware Acceleration.
BUT, I am having a major problem with mouse support or something. Everytime I bring up the Display settings via a Right Click, I cannot uncheck "Enable hardware acceleration". Surprisingly clicking it 500 times still does not make it uncheck.
I have searched high and low but have not found a clearcut way to disable it via script or other non-interactive means.
I am thinking perhaps I can take the Low Quality JS (http://userscripts.org/scripts/review/38994) and replace "quality" with "wmode". Am I on track? It seems "opaque" might be the right one. http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/127/tn_12701.html
There is a case related to my question: https://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/FP-5748
Any tips, clues, pointers, commiserations?
Just saw a new heading on the main Flash Player page
Please note that this forum category is for help with the Flash Player and NOT for users seeking assistance with programming Flash and/or Flex. If you are seeking assistance with programming, click here and choose the proper category to post in.
If this is directed at me, I am not able to determine the proper category for my posting, if this is in fact not it.
Hi, I'm certainly not as Technically inclined as you are, but did you try this site?
You may want to go to this site: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/. Right click on the Flash logo, Settings,
then UNcheck the hardware acceleration in Display Settings.
I don't know why you aren't able to UNcheck this on any Flash content, so this may not work either. That's just the site we usually cite.
You may find more information and others of like mind on one of the other Adobe Forums, depending on which Adobe Programs you use.
500 clicks, LOL
Thanks. I will visit that site and give the control a try via it's Flash content.
I almost tried 501 clicks, I was tempted to believe it would be the next one.
I like your reversed username - eidnolb = blondie. Once, a long time ago when I still had hair it was blonde.
Take care, I will post if your hint works!
Hi, you did post to the correct Forum for the hardware acceleration issue. I should have been clearer in my previous post to you. Since you have done so much more with your system than the average user does, maybe those other forums would be able to help in those. Perhaps they could see something that affects that hardware acceleration issue, that I wouldn't.
Trying to disable it on the Adobe page did not work. There is something weird with the mouse support I believe. Apple TV is essentially a reduced Mac OS X.
I did find in another search that the ability to Disable Hardware Acceleration is now a Firefox Menu option with Firefox 4 Beta.
I will give that a shot.
Blondie, I mean Eidnolb, thanks for the tips.
Hi, LOL at my screen moniker. That's interesting that the FF beta has an Option for that. The only problem, is that I have heard that each browser must UNcheck the H.A. I'm sure you'll find out.
Hope that works at least for FF. Let me know if you have time.
I've been checking out Apple TV and Google TV. Just saved the links and some info, haven't had time to go further. I'd prefer Apple TV over Google tho.
I have a 55" HD Sony/Blu-ray Surround Sound Speakers, etc. I hooked up the VGA cable for Internet, and WOW on the Screen/Monitor!! Now I'm thinking about the iPhone 4 with VZ too, on their pre-order list for 2/3/11!
Hard to keep up with the Technology, moving faster today for some reason.
We are under the Snow & Ice warning, getting it now. Hope I don't lose power! If so, I'll be offline for sure.
If I find anything on that H.A. for IE, I'll let you know.
If everything works fine in another user account, the issue is with your user account. (As a troubleshooting measure you can create a new account and test video streaming.)
Navigate to your User Account > Library > Preferences and trash the Macromedia Folder. After restarting the computer and relaunching the browser, these will be rebuilt.
Other Preference files to consider trashing are Safari, Quicktime, Chrome, Silverlight.