Quote from jamesh on October 29, 2011, 20:33
It's not really Broadcom's problem if Adobe don't release generic Flash support for Arm, and I don't think they currently do. When you see it on devices such as Roku, Roku will have paid/licenced to use the Flash source (I think that's how it works). Broadcom may have ported the software and provided the link to any acceleration, but that would have been for the end customer (e.g. Roku) and be specific to the platform (not just the SoC). So accelerated flash support is customer specific, and not generic, and not available to others.
So you are saying that Broadcom STB's that do support hardware accelerated Flash are made with some another videocore? As i said before Adobe are working on ARM Flash support with many hardwsre companies in Open Street Project. Watch this http://tv.adobe.com/watch/open.....and-flash/
And broadcom among them. So i can say that broadcom does have ARM Flash support on their hardware... So question is: Do they share that with others... i think not... Cos they have much interest in this "new" business of smart TV's etc. And ofc they will lose much money if they will share this for free...
So no "innovation" for geeks...
This is my opinion about Broadcom and not RaspberryPi Fundation wich i find brilliant and true! Love you guyz! <3
PS: Flash for ARM is not something new... it is like two years already in production... Just look at the video release date... Open Screen Project started in May 2008 http://opensource.adobe.com/wi.....en+Project