For example, one of the things it could do to automate the process would be to have some
logic in the Flash Install. It could check the computer clock speed. If it's below 1Ghz, set
a flag in the registry that sets "low quality" as the default. it's somewhat arbitrary, but better
Another thing, why does Flash, while playing in a web page,
use so much CPU in the first place. I can run quite a big media
file (WMV for example) in the browser and it's using far less CPU
Considering Flash is so ubiquitous now, don't you thing an effort should be made,
to lighten it's resource usage ? Have some pity for us still using older PC's !
Why not offer a global setting on the client player to set the quality (to low in this case) on all occurrences;
seems a simple solution and solves problems for those of us using older PC's.
There is nothing so pathetic and frustrating than seeing the browser literally gasping for life as the
Flash advertising attempts to display.
Many of us don't have (and don't want to have) hi speed cpu's just to see a moving banner.
A global setting must be so easy to program...
(Just bubbling up the thread to refresh the query)
Pleeeeeease!! Can sombody answer this thread?
This is AS3
stage.quality = StageQuality.BEST;
the options are BEST, HIGH, MEDIUM, LOW
Thanks doghouseJim for your answer, however the question was not how to develop a low quality flash app (yeah, perhaps this is not the right forum...), but how can a final user configure flash player to always play flash animations in low quality.
Its a problem for many users owing a just 5 year old PC, sometimes they get stuck in a page filled with lots of flash animations, CPU reaches 100%, then fan jumps to maximum speed to extract all that useless heat, and the whole computer slows down or even gets freeezed when you have 2 or more flash-full pages opened at once.
And no (if you ask for it), we won't buy another pc just for seeing banners...!!
Did you try the Flash Player Forum?
Yes, this question is also in Flash Player Forum... but no success by now
For anyone interested on solving this issue or a similar one, please login to https://bugs.adobe.com/flashplayer/ then search and VOTE for all opened questions that match as exactly as possible to yours in order to increase their importance. Adobe asks not to mix OS's in questions; for example, if your Flash Player plays slowly in Windows, don't vote for a question about slow playing in Linux.
This seems to be the right way to make flash developers pay attention to this kind of problems.