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Yes - been discussed here several times - as recently as the past 12 hours - yes, frame rate in
flash is not like pre-rendered video - flash is dynamic and renders on the fly in the player -
browsers have overhead in the form of toolbars and plugins that can cause performance issues -
running any kind of file locally is always going to be more efficient and faster - less overhead.
Perhaps yoyu are point your browser to just the SWF? if so then your movie is scaling with the
browser and this could be the cause - or you have a lot of transparency or gradients or
bitmaps...etc....hard to say without being able to see it.
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Professor Fate wrote:
> For some reason I seem to have a problem exporting a flash at 30 fps. It is not
> a long animation, nor is it a complicated one, but here's the problem.
> When I run it off my hard drive, it opens in Flash Player and runs perfectly.
> However, as soon as I open it in a browser (or upload it to a site and view it
> there, as a result), it seems to run significantly slower - at most 24 fps, but
> it looks closer to 18. I have tried both Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox
> and have met the same problem in both cases.
> I turn the quality to Low and shrink the window to a fraction of the size but
> this makes no difference whatsoever to its performance.
> I am currently stuck with an animation that looks fine on my computer (or
> anyone else's provided I send them the actual file directly), but lags and runs
> out of time with the soundtrack immensely when viewed under any other
> A little help?
Preloading might help. Then Flash doesn't have to render and load at the same time.