Flash plugin just stops for about 1 second, then restarts. Severly detrimental in games.
I have noticed this as well. For me it seems to be limited to when there are multiple flash objects on the page. For example, one flash advertisement and one flash game. Both will perform poorly with much lag. I am using the lastest version of Mac.
The problem also exists in Windows 98SE with Firefox 1.0.4 and Macromedia Flash 7.0. An excellent web site to see the problem is http://www.markfiore.com. Click on any of Mark Fiore's animations using Firefox 1.0.4 (or Mozilla 1.7.8 or Netscape 7 or 8) and then try the same animation in Internet Exploder 6.0.2800.1106CO or later. The lag will be readily apparent. Actually, the movements of the mouths on the screen won't match the audio -- they match very well on Internet Exploder.
I hate to duplicate bug notices so I will simply attach to this one. I have noticed in the list many problems pointing to the Linux OS. While developing rather straightforward linear animations in Flash MX 2004, my students have created scene to scene animations with very little actionscripting and I have since published them on my web site. Curiously enough, the hosting server is using Linux. When testing these movies locally in any browser (Netscape, Safari, Explorer, Firefox), they work great. However, when playing them down from the server over the web in both Netscape and Firefox, in some of these movies, I experience this lag. Apparently there is a problem with Linux reading the frame rate in these mozilla browsers and interpreting it correctly. http://www.spiderpost.com/BDCS/studentprojects/lionandzebra.html
(In reply to comment #0) > Flash plugin just stops for about 1 second, then restarts. Severly detrimental > in games. We have developed an application where a user interacts with controls while viewing a flash movie compiled in version 7. The movie becomes very choppy when interacting with a slider component. It works perfectly in IE. I think this is quite a significant bug
I'll add in my support for this bug. Firefox on Windows XP, it works fine. Firefox in Linux, stuttering occurs. Here's my example of where it occurs, and a potential clarification of the symptoms: http://184.108.40.206/~mediaun/ngame.swf In the game, you control a little stick figure. If you hold down the right or left arrow keys to run, the pause occurs just shortly after you begin running in that direction, but there there isn't another pause until you change directions (either by jumping with SHIFT or holding the other arrow key to run in a new direction).
I noticed also this problem on the Citroën web site : http://www.citroen.fr
Do you still see this problem with current version of browser AND flash player? Please comment in the bug with your version and status. * http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/ shows your currently installed version. * latest test version http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer9.html * current mass release for linux 9,0,48,0 http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
of the two URLs that still work, the work fine with flash 9. so not FF bug => invalid