In my current Flex 2 project, I'm switching our video
playback components from using progressive download to streaming
playback via FMS 3. Everything's working great and doing what it
should, but occasionally when I perform a seek on a NetStream, my
whole application freezes until the seek operation is complete.
I was curious if there were places in my code that were
causing the slowdown, so I created a very basic barebones version
of the streaming player (one netconnection, one netstream, one
flash.media.video component, and an HSlider as a timeline) and even
then I was getting the freeze on seek.
Is this behavior common, or should I perform more tests to
see if there's a bottleneck somewhere? If it helps, FMS is
currently being run on a somewhat overtaxed dev box - could that be
causing the freeze as well?