It has finally arrived, Adobe has now released a hardware-accelerated version of its Flash player for Mac users. The new release will now allow relatively new Mac machines to have a less resource intensive Flash experience with less battery drain.
Adobe had this to say:
‘We just pushed a few minutes ago a new version of the Flash Player 10.1.82.76 containing a nice feature that was in beta until now called “Gala.” Yes, H.264 GPU decoding in Mac OSX is now officially enabled in the Flash Player.
You should notice now a nice difference when playing H.264 content on your Mac in terms of CPU usage. We rarely enable new features in security releases but we really wanted to enable such a cool feature.’
To take advantage of the new H.264 hardware acceleration you will need one of the following Mac devices:
– Mac Minis shipped after March 3rd, 2009. (NVIDIA GeForce 9400M or higher GPU)
– MacBooks shipped after Janurary 21st, 2009. (NVIDIA GeForce 9400M or higher GPU)
– MacBook Pros shipped after October 14th, 2008. (Any unibody models)
– iMacs shipped after the first quarter of 2009. (NVIDIA GeForce 9400M or higher GPU)
If you own one of the above you can update your Flash here.
Via Techno BuffaloFiled Under: Apple, Technology News