Flash videos not using Hardware Acceleration

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  1. Arif

    Arif New Member

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    Hi,

    I have new Surface Book i7 (16gb mem 512 gb SSD) with the Nvidia graphics card. I just noticed that when I play flash videos through either Chrome or Edge the system doesn't seem to use Hardware Acceleration ...

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    I presume this because the CPU usage for the browser while playing at full screen is about 10% (low res) while my older laptop (which has a similar config older i7 16gb descrete graphics etc.) runs at about 2.5%. Also the fan comes on pretty quickly because the CPU heats up fast.

    I tried using the Nvidia control panel and adding the browsers to the 'preferred graphics processor' list but this had no effect. Any ideas how I can resolve this?
     
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    I think when Flash was using hardware acceleration it created driver crashes.

    The next move should be to eliminate Flash completely. ;)
     
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    Well there was an update in Windows updates to Flash yesterday.
     
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    There was a big nasty security hole in Flash, again, that was plugged again. I guess that will hold them back for a day or two anyway. ;)
     
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    That's why they call them Zero Day attacks.
     
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    Who knew, The name Flash was referring to how fast it could be hacked. ;)
     
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    Sorted! With the last SB driver update (20.4.2016)
     

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