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Playing live Flash events in Chrome takes too much battery from my laptop. Can I play them in a native app, when I have just an HTML link with a Flash video embedded on the page?

Or is there a browser which is made specifically for that?

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Just in case, can you give us an example link? –  slhck Oct 19 '12 at 19:01
i'm not sure i understand the question because flash rendered in your browser is going to take the same computing power as if you were to run it from a "native app" –  AlanTuring Oct 19 '12 at 22:39
I think what can be optimised (e.g. h264 steams, usually called HD) are already hardware-accelerated (if option is not disabled in Flash settings). The FLV format can only be decoded by the CPU more or less. – Oct 19 '12 at 23:05

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