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Shockwave playerer freeze

Oct 27, 2006 3:40 AM

I have faound a bug in shockwave player for Firefox 1.x - 2.0 and Also in Netscape Navigator.
Internet explorer are completly spared.

The problem is:
when playing a movie in firefox with a lot of mouseUp/ mouseDown events (like in a shooter game) shockwave freezes without any error message at all.
If you run multiple movies in multiple windows all movies will freeze.

The symtoms are that exitFrame are no longer called in any sprite.
nor prepareFrame, enterFrame, idle or stepframe.
Timeout object stops working.
The milliseconds keeps rolling in the background.

Some other strange thing is that if you have an editable text field on stage and click and hold the mouse over it, PrepareFrame will be called but not exit frame. The same happens if you write in an editable text fieled.

It also seems to be very random when the bug appears. Sometimes it takes a couple of seconds and sometimes meny minutes. Some computers seems to be spared from this bug but i havent found any pattern but that slower (older) computers are more often spared
than newer faster ones.
Both dualCore processors and single core are affected.
AMD- and INTEL-processors as well.

You can see an example of the bug in action at
and download source code at

Can someone give me an explanation about this . why does it happen?
I think its a very critical bug cos' about statistics shows that about 25% if the internet users uses Firefox.

I Hope someone at Adobe see this and fix this bug soon.
And if youre an Adobe-amployee please let me know that youre working on this.

B.T.W I use Shockwave

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