Adobe Flash Player 11.0  -  Bug 3002806

Created on Saturday, October 15, 2011

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Title

[Platform_Linux] Hardware scaling does not work anymore

Description

Problem Description:
Starting from flashplugin 11.0.1.152, watching fullscreen or windowed videos using hardware scaling on nvidia 9800gtx running linux is impossible.

In the past, using flashplugin-10.3.183.10 gave smooth and tearing free videos, now videos tears and could be choppy, with higher cpu load.

Steps to Reproduce:
- Play a windowed or fullscreen youtube video with nvidia chipset (tested on 9800gtx) on a gnu/linux system with flashplugin 11.0.1.152 installed
- see that it tears and that youtube video info reports "software video rendering", even with compositing disabled.
- do the same on flashplugin 10.3.183.10
- see that the video is smoother and tear free,see that cpu use is also lower and youtube video info reports "accelerated video rendering"

Actual Result:
youtube fallbacks on software video rendering

Expected Result:
youtube to use hardware scaling, just as previous flash plugin version

Any Workarounds:
downgrade flash player



#uname -a
Linux slimer 3.0-pf #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Sep 23 14:19:03 CEST 2011 i686 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7300 @ 2.66GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux


#lcpci|grep -i vga
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G92 [GeForce 9800 GT] (rev a2)

packages:
video driver: nvidia 280.13-1
mesa version: 7.11
Xorg version: xorg-server 1.10.3.901
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Test Configuration

App Language(s) ALL
OS Language(s) ALL
Platform(s) Linux
Browser(s) Unspecified

Notes (7)

  • peter.dat

    4:13:01 AM GMT+00:00 May 6, 2012

    As a workaround for playing videos fullscreen, you can use gnash, which is a free Adobe Shockwave Flash player (comes with a browser plugin).
    You probably need to uninstall adobe-flash on your distribution and enable the renderer in $HOME/.gnashpluginrc

    set HWAccel vaapi
    set renderer opengl #o

    For ATI cards this renders 1080p videos fullscreen without problems.

    Sorry..

  • LeXa2

    6:49:52 AM GMT+00:00 Nov 9, 2011

    OMFG, Adobe, if you out there don't want to support linux - then announce it directly, there's no need to close valid bugs as duplicates of another (also pretty valid IMO) bugs, especially if the bugs in question are really not duplicates per se.

    Just step out and tell loudly: WE DON'T SUPPORT LINUX, WE ARE INCAPABLE OF PROGRAMMING FOR NON WINDOWS PLATFORM; YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN THERE, GUYS! That would be fair enough instead of ignoring half of linux-related bug reports and refusing to treat other half as valid. Such a shame for a company that pretends to be "leading in software development"!

  • kokoko3k

    2:30:36 AM GMT+00:00 Nov 9, 2011

    Yuzhong Cao, i really hope you did not understood what is this bug about...
    In bug id 2992148 i was referring to a specific chipset and option and which is OverrideGPUValidation.
    That bug was closed because *THAT OPTION* is unsupported.

    In THIS bug i don't refer anymore to that option, infact we are speaking of TOTALLY different chipsets which never required that option to works good.

    In THIS bug we are saying that hardware scaling does not work anymore,anywhere point.

    Is that hard to spot the difference? i hope not...

    I was so glad to discover that adobe had a bug reporting page, but now is so disappointing to see how bad it works, really.

  • Yuzhong Cao

    1:30:33 AM GMT+00:00 Nov 7, 2011

    Close this bug due to Duplicate.You can get more info from https://bugbase.adobe.com/index.cfm?event=bug&id=2992148

  • kokoko3k

    4:13:13 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 27, 2011

    As in bug 2992148 OverrideGPUValidation=true is said to be unsupported, i've to say to adobe devs that if they plan to enable hw acceleration, they should unblacklist at least chipset GMA945, which worked really fine in the past, and latest gallium drivers too.

  • LeXa2

    6:24:17 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 24, 2011

    Affects me too. Hardware: AMD Phenom 2 X4 955 CPU, 6Gb DDR2 RAM, GeForce GTX 550 Ti GPI with 1024MB VRAM. I'm using 32bit kernel/userland and latest available stable version of Adobe Flash Player (11.0.1.152) + Mozilla Firefox 7.0.1. I would provide more info about hardware and software configuration if requested.

  • kokoko3k

    7:44:00 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 15, 2011

    Even if i reported this bug for this specific hardware, this doesn't mean it is not reproducible with other setups.
    In Bug ()not a bug) 2992148, several users with Intel, Ati and different Nvidia chips and driver reported the same issue.
    Even chipset GM945 is capable of hardware scaling (it worked by forcing it in flash 10 version).

Duplicate ID 2992148
Reported By kokoko3k

Status

State Closed
Status Withdrawn
Reason Duplicate

Importance

Priority 2-Medium
Frequency All users will encounter
Failure Type Video Card/Driver Limitation
Product Area Video

Build

Found In Build 11.0.1.152
Fixed In Build

Attachments (1)

Votes (6)

  • WooiPin

    8:48:38 PM GMT+00:00 Sep 11, 2012

    I hope this is fix. Video on software rendering is almost useless

  • OMGSMD

    1:02:47 PM GMT+00:00 Apr 4, 2012

    I hope this is fixed, or many people will end up doing what I do and just simply download the file and watch it in VLC.

  • katzners

    1:33:02 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 27, 2011

    [quote]Having Adobe Flash to use HW-accelerated graphics on Linux is a must for APU Fusion (C-50, C-60, E-350) and Intel Atom (Intel GMA) users. Without it even 480p YouTube video is barely playable in fullscreen more. Needless to mention 720p and 1080p which are totally unplayable both due to Adobe Flash doesn't use XvBA and VA-API to accelerate video decoding. Even on workstation with 4 core AMD Phenom 2 X4 955 CPU 1080p videos play jerky in fullscreen mode with 11.x versions of Adobe Flash Player.[/quote]

    Exactly what he said.

  • LeXa2

    6:21:48 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 24, 2011

    Having Adobe Flash to use HW-accelerated graphics on Linux is a must for APU Fusion (C-50, C-60, E-350) and Intel Atom (Intel GMA) users. Without it even 480p YouTube video is barely playable in fullscreen more. Needless to mention 720p and 1080p which are totally unplayable both due to Adobe Flash doesn't use XvBA and VA-API to accelerate video decoding. Even on workstation with 4 core AMD Phenom 2 X4 955 CPU 1080p videos play jerky in fullscreen mode with 11.x versions of Adobe Flash Player.

  • iris_chlampatsi

    11:00:18 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 24, 2011

    It has become impossible to reproduce high-definition content in Flash without frame loss and/or exceedingly high CPU usage.

  • askuhn

    1:39:57 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 16, 2011

    NVIDIA GTS 250, same issue. Works great in some of the previous releases as mentioned in this report.

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