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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Norwich, UK
Flash 10.1 Beta 3 adds GMA 500 Acceleration Support - 02-24-2010, 05:14 PM
Mini 10/12 owners rejoice! The latest beta version of the long-awaited Flash 10.1 update supports hardware decoding with the GMA 500, as far as the Dell Mini community is concerned, that's the original Dell Mini 10 and Dell Mini 12. The update will allow flash players like Youtube and Hulu to offload the video playback from the CPU to the graphics card, in this case the GMA 500, so that otherwise CPU-intensive jobs like decoding flash are made possible.
I have just done a quick test with my Dell Mini 12 and found the 720p Youtube playback to be improved, but still a bit sluggish, although I have noticed my Dell Mini 12 is always a bit slower than it should be for some reason. 1080p has been reported to be out of the question at this early stage anyway.
Download the Flash Player 10.1 Beta.
You'll also need the latest Intel GMA 500 drivers.
If you take the plunge, please comment with your experiences!
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Reading, UK
02-25-2010, 12:52 AM
Tomorrow i'll re-fit my broadcom BCM70012 Crystal HD card in my Mini 9 and see if its any better
Blue Mini10v - OSX 10.6.3, 1Gb, 160Gb HDD, 3 cell
Muse Mini10 - XP Home, 1Gb, 120Gb HDD, BT, 1.3mp Webcam, 3 cell - Given to G/F
White Mini12 - Win7 H/P, 1Gb, 40Gb HDD, BT, 3-cell - Given to G/F
Inspiron 1525 - Win7 Ulltimate x64, 3Gb, 500Gb HDD, WWAN, Intel 4965AGN
Streak 5 - Stock Dell 2.2.2 rom, 16Gb
Join Date: Feb 2009
02-25-2010, 02:40 AM
Tis sad for Mini 9s...sad indeed.
Perhaps a mini computer upgrade will be in my near future.
I do think it's great that flash is finally getting the acceleration it deserves!
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
02-25-2010, 12:50 PM
too bad its still not much help for OSX I'm still waiting for adobe to support CrystalHD under OSX for my appletv
Apple TV | 160GB | CrystalHD
Powermac G5 Tower | 2x 2.0GHZ | 8GB Ram | 160+250 GB HDD | OS X 10.5.8 Leopard | 24" Acer
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