MacBookPro Nvidia Accelerator
Why is my Video not showing on my MacBook Pro and Mac Mini?
This rare and is only an issue that Adobe is aware of was having with the Nvidia Hardware Accelerator.
The Quick cure that works with 95% of the issues you find on the 2010 and 2011 MacBook Pros and Mac Mini's using the Nvidia video card.
This is not an Apple or Digital Rapids issue, it is an Adobe issue.
Quick cure is to do the following -
1. Right click on the Flash Player itself
and you will see the settings area and sometimes the hardware accelerator check box pops up right away. You will not lose much in your video experience.
2. You may have to close your browser but try playing the video first.
3. If it does not solve the issue, you will probably be the one in a million that will need to follow the technical proceedure below.
Technical Solution -
Flash Player 10.2.152.32 (Windows) and 10.2.152.33 (Mac)
•Adobe is aware of issues with specific GPU driver versions and has notified manufacturers of any issues discovered during testing. Adobe recommends updating to the latest GPU driver versions to take advantage of the new Stage Video capabilities and other accelerated rendering features.
•Apple MacBook, MacBook Air or Mac Mini systems using the Intel GMA X3100 GPU may have rendering issues when attempting to watch GPU rendered video (2813404). To work around this issue, users can disable hardware acceleration or download and install the beta version of Flash Player 10.3 which resolves this issue. To disable hardware acceleration, please visit http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help01.html. To install the
Flash Player 10.3 beta, please visit http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplatformruntimes/flashplayer10-3/
•Mac users may run into rendering issues with certain live streams due to an incompatibility between the stream encoding and the hardware decoder. We are aware of this issue and are working with Apple to resolve it. Users may workaround the issue by pausing and then unpausing the live stream. Developers can work around this issue by forcing the video to be decoded in software - create two Video objects, attach the stream to the first, then stop it and attach the stream to the second Video object (2819870, 2818959, 2779420).
Instructions we have tested:
In the Mac, because it is beta and soon to be released, 10.3 you will have to uninstall the flash player, which you will not if it is not the beta version.
1. Use the computer search tool and search for a "Flash Uninstall" and you will find a Adobe Flash Player Media Uninstall.
2. You can uninstall it from this link
3. Find and Install the beta 10.3 player
4. Close broswers and reopen and test
5. You should not have to reboot the Mac, but PC you will.
6. Test your player and it should work with the Hardware Accelerator setting on.
Note - Adobe Live Media Encoder does not communicate with the hardware acclerator so you will not see it act up with the Adobe software. The Digital Rapids system has very sophistocated onboard processing and it does communicate witht he Nvidia accelerator.