Has anyone try the Flash 10 Beta plugin on Firefox 3.0.3. I'm
9.0 r124 and encountered audio problems (spluttering,
with the videos on the CNN news site (
http://www.cnn.com) when viewing in
Full Screen mode.
Someone suggested I upgrade to version Flash 10 Beta.
But then, another person cautioned that "Some websites don't
Flash 10, as they don't check the version correctly....
This is purely the fault of the Website programmers not
getting the code
right to detect Flash 10.." As a result, I haven't bothered
to go thru'
the hassle of uninstalling Flash 9 and then installing the
version 10 Beta.
I am using the prerelease player10 in all of my browsers at
the moment, and have since it was out in the first public beta. I
have yet to find a website that has problems.
It is true, that many detection scripts will break with
player10. A lot of the scripts only look at either the first number
in the major version of the player, or look at the last number in
the major version, and the first number in the minor version.
Either way, the script would see version 1, or version 0.0, and
determine that the player you have is too old.
That said, the embed method that has been standard for quite
some time now does work with player 10, and therefore I haven't run
across any problems with version detection.
Player 10 is going to be publicly released soon (as CS4 will
pretty much require that player 10 is out, and CS4 is rumored to be
shipping around November 14), and if you are concerned I would wait
until then to upgrade. But these detection problems are not new,
every new major version release of the player gives detection
scripts problems. Player 9 was especially bad, likely because a lot
of sites were starting to use the detection scripts to get around
the IE activate to use issues.
Note: Looking at cnn.com videos, I note that I am unable to
go full-screen. It doesn't seem to be picking up the double-click
that is necessary.