Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for the Mac finall enables hardware acceleration for H.264 video

Wed, Aug 11, 2010


Adobe recently updated Flash Player 10.1 for the Mac which finally enables hardware acceleration for H.264 video content.

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.

Note, if you wanna make use of the feature, you have to be running OS X 10.6.3 and have one of these video cards: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, GeForce 320M, or GeForce GT 330M GPUs. And below is a list of computers that support the feature:

  • MacBooks shipped after January 21st, 2009
  • Mac Minis shipped after March 3rd, 2009
  • MacBook Pros shipped after October 14th, 2008
  • iMacs which shipped after the first quarter of 2009
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