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 Buffalo