Enable Hardware Acceleration for Flash on Intel Graphics


Is there any way to improve the Adobe flash player hardware acceleration in Ubuntu, with an Intel graphics card?

Best Answer

By using libvdpau-va-gl is a VDPAU driver we can accelerate the flash player in terms of increasing its decoding speed.

To install it and configure the instruction are here . Open your terminal and type as To install the latest Intel Drivers( if already installed , no need)

sudo apt-get install i965-va-driver

Then install libvdpau-va-gl

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libvdpau-va-gl1

instruct the adobe flash for hardware acceleration

sudo mkdir -p /etc/adobe
echo "EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=1" | sudo tee /etc/adobe/mms.cfg
echo "OverrideGPUValidation=1" | sudo tee -a /etc/adobe/mms.cfg 

suggest your browser for acceleration

VDPAU_DRIVER=va_gl firefox

Note: chrome was not up to this.

That's it. your flash will be fast more than usual.

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