I installed the newest Nvidia-Linux drivers version number 304.43 on 12.04 installation and all Flash Videos now show me "accelerated video rendering".

Previous Nvidia drivers + Adobe Flash only rendered in software, at least since Adobe officially said they turned off "hardware acceleration" for Linux, because of unstable and unsecure drivers.

Has this changed? Is hardware acceleration really back? Can anyone verify this as well?

The Nvidia driver 304.43 patch notes said:

Fixed a bug that caused VDPAU to hang when expanding the YouTube Flash Player.

Hardware: Nvidia 8600M GT

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Mandriva 2010.2 i586 flash

the blue tint pb was fixed by nvidia since 304.37 if you read the release note

i have no more blue tint pb with flash since i have 304.37

there is acceleration for rendering but no hw accel for decoding

acceleration for rendering is not hw accel. if i understand well it is just that flash use xrender (<=>direct tech for windows)

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I am using the latest Nvidia and Flash 11.2 and the smurf effect is still there in YouTube videos when using hardware acceleration, but, I have noticed that using Google Chrome and it's built in PepperFlash 11.3, fixes the problem completely.

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    Yes, that is correct. Thank you for your feedback! :) With Chrome we now have Smurf-free video and working hardware acceleration (at least "accelerated video rendering"). Can anyone else confirm this as well? This would be awesome - especially for ION/Nvidia based Netbooks or smaller computers. – Oranges Sep 17 '12 at 23:47

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