I have multiple Flash applications in use by major clients.
Since the release of Player 126.96.36.199 we have been bombarded with
support calls due to this Player.
The major issue we are having is the incorrect seeking of MP3
files. If I tell an MP3 to start 4 seconds into a 10 second MP3
file, it starts playback at 8 seconds. OK, simply fix is to divide
the start position by 2. However we are doing further calculations
based on the MP3 current playback position and it’s now off
by a factor of 2, also I fear that the position reported by the MP3
is incorrect – It’s all very strange.
This Player has broken major applications for our company.
Flash based applications which have gone through extensive QA
cycles now have issues.
Can someone from Adobe please give feedback on this?
Is this a known issue?
When is there likely to be a fix and in what version?
I feel that we can develop a temporary fix for this player
release however I don’t want to re-visit this same issue if
it’s still present in the next player.
Join the club, WaaZ. I'm a content author and have made
several hundred videos for clients and students over the past few
years that have now been "broken" on the sound track because of
Adobe's release of the FlashPlayer from Hell! It introduces alien
noises, gurlgles, whoops, boings, etc.
If you have their Dec 3, 2007 update of FlashPlayer 188.8.131.52
your content is screwed. Camtasia provided me with a utility called
SWFMP3FIXER but it involves dropping each .swf file into it to fix,
then you have to re-upload the new .swf to your server and/or
re-master new DVDs or CDs with the new .swf. Is this not a
nightmare? And why Adobe still is distributing this FlashPlayer, I
have NO IDEA!
Adobe released v184.108.40.206 on 12/3/07, and it appears that
users began complaining about the problem shortly thereafter. We're
coming up on 3 months since v220.127.116.11 was released, but no newer
version of Flash Player has been released to fix the problem.
The alternative from a user standpoint is to downgrade to a
Flash Player version that has known security holes, so no Flash
author could ever ethically recommend a downgrade.
Perhaps this just isn't a big enough issue to warrant a new
version of Flash Player. Has the issue even been covered by the
media? If not, then it may only be considered minor and might be
fixed in a future FP version released for other reasons.
As the saying goes, the squeaky wheel gets the grease.
Yes ......considerable concern. Our product has been delayed
since December because of this and I have no idea what to do. We
are loosing money every day with no end in site. Everything worked
perfectly until they released 9.0.115
We also experience lots of audio related problems with the
.115 release. On .47 it worked perfectly. Has there really been no
patch for 3 months???? Have anyone seen some sort of
acknowledgement from Adobe?
If the Camtasia lot have a fix how come there isn't one for
the rest of us? This is a lot of downtime for us and might be
devastating should we not get some relieable info soon.
There are two major issues (might be related though)
1. Multiple audio playback is out of sync on 9.0.115
2. Timebar issues, see first entry in this thread...
Time seems to be the keyword here.....
It appears that nobody at Adobe is willing to update the
forums with any news about this issue. I don't see the mp3 sound
issue mentioned in any of the online news sources, so perhaps it
only affects a few people and isn't worthwhile for Adobe to devote
any resources towards finding a solution.
As of yesterday, FP 18.104.22.168 reached 3 months old. Hopefully
a replacement will show up soon.
I'm an instructor at a local community college and I can tell
you this DOES affect our instructional video content and that of
most Universities and Colleges. It also affects the SCORM quizzes
that can be generated in Flash! I've posted several times here
about it! The release of 22.214.171.124 is a HUGE boo-boo that has been
festering for 3 months (Dec 3, 2007 release)!
It is totally negligent of Adobe to continue to distribute
the current FlashPlayer! As I've said before, if Adobe was the FDA
and there was a can of soup on the grocery shelves containing
botulism, Adobe's stand would be to tell the general public. "Don't
worry we' re working on a cure but we're going to continue to leave
the soup on the grocery shelves!"
It definetly affects us too.
We have spent lots of development money on an app that was
about to be released and got totally massacred by this release. Now
we are working like lunatics to find workarounds and spending more
money. I think Adobe usually supply great updates and obviously
Flash is a product we cannot live without but that being said, we
think it is remarkable that this issue hasn't even been commented
by Adobe. The fact that a new update takes 3 months to create is
something we're going to have to accept and respect but this
silence is really scaring us because it cannot, in any way, be
analyzed as a good sign. To be in the wrong end of this obvious
tactics is painful and disappointing in many ways.
Not expecting to hear any official statements here.
If anyone, by any chance, find consistency and work-arounds,
please post here.
If it will help, you should get the SWFMP3FIXER from the
folks at TechSmith (Camtasia Studio). This has worked to fix our
videos...but not without effort and extra time! Since my livelyhood
depends on my instructional videos, I knew back then I needed to
take matters into my own hands, rather than wait for Adobe to
address the issue. Their refusal to remove the faulty FlashPlayer,
was proof enough for me that the problems would only increase
It fixes the out-of-sync sound track so it will play normally
in Flashplayer 126.96.36.199, zapping the alien noises. If the mp3
codec in conjunction with your .swf is where your problem lies,
too, I would imagine their little utility would fix your .swf
files.-- the .swf file is the only part of the folder package that
I drop into the "fixit" window. It also provides an option to
create a backup, which I also did....just in case! It would be
horrible if after Adobe fixes their player, if the new fixed .swf
files had problems. At least I've got a backup.
I'm experiencing the multiple-sounds-out-of-sync problem in
9,0,115,0. I'm working on a project where I need to play multiple
sounds (MP3s) simultaneously, and they all have to start at exactly
the same time. In other versions of Flash Player, it works great,
but in 9,0,115,0, it doesn't. The sounds are way out of sync; and
it sounds really bad.
Strangely, if I stop all of the sounds and restart them
before they complete, they're not nearly as much out of sync the
second time. But if I wait for the sounds to complete then restart
them, they're out of sync again. It's predictable too; the same
sounds all start in the the same order, no matter what order I tell
them to play in.
I've also experienced the chirpy Camtasia audio issue.
Adobe, this is pitiful. Is this what we can expect now that
Adobe and Macromedia have merged and apparently have little
competition in the rich media market? Maybe the bug will be fixed
if Silverlight presents enough of a threat to Flash... if that ever
I've logged the issue up on Flash Player bugs. The bug I
logged is to do with the out-of-sync problem when sounds are
You can vote for the bug to get fixed if this aspect of the
sound bug is affecting you.