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    Default Current situation of Adobe Flash player on linux

    Hello,

    Haven't been using linux for a while so I would like to ask what is the current situation of adobe flash player - have they implemented video acceleration, does it still hog all of the cpu? It would be crazy if they haven't done that yet

    Thanks

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    If you're using Google Chrome, yes. Acceleration works and CPU usage is low. Google took over Flash maintenance from Adobe on Linux, but that means that you have to use Chrome's PPAPI Flash plugin (comes by default with Chrome). The NPAPI plugin that you install in Firefox and other compatible browsers has been abandoned.

    So if you're using Chrome, Flash is good. If you're on another browser, Flash is going to suck for you.

    This happens to be the sole reason why I switched from Firefox to Chrome. Firefox is the better browser IMO, but Flash made me change camps.

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    Yeah what he said. Google Chrome does Flash perfectly fine, forget about the rest.

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    I'm waiting for the day when we can finally get rid of flash entirely. HTML5 adoption can't come fast enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dee. View Post
    I'm waiting for the day when we can finally get rid of flash entirely. HTML5 adoption can't come fast enough.
    Even with a very fast HTML5 adoption there will still be a very huge amount of Flash based content on the web. No one will convert that to HTML5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vim_User View Post
    Even with a very fast HTML5 adoption there will still be a very huge amount of Flash based content on the web. No one will convert that to HTML5.
    Someone could write a HTML5-based webapp that runs arbitrary flash pages in an emulator. In fact I wonder why isn't someone doing just that?

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