Great news for Flash web video. Apple recently exposed their H.264 GPU decoding hardware APIs, and Flash Player 10.1 will be able to use them. This means a significant performance boost for Flash Video on the Mac.

Read more about the feature on Tinic Uro’s weblog. Tinic is a computer scientist on the Flash Player team. As part of the announcement, Flash Player “Gala” is now available as preview download on Adobe Labs.