2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 18, 2009 6:59 AM by carl schooff

    Frame rate in Flash CS4 Flash Player vs. Firefox Flash Player




      I've been building a Flash application and have just published it to a web page for the first time a short while ago. Up until now I have just been debugging it is Flash CS4's flash player. My problem is that the frame rate in the online version is much worse than in the CS4 version. My application has a map in it which you can drag around by clicking and dragging with the mouse. When I debug my application in Flash CS4 the frame rate is perfectly smooth. But when I try it online, the map keeps jumping, even if all the graphics displayed in the map are embedded in the .swf file.


      Does anyone know what the problem here might be?



        • 1. Re: Frame rate in Flash CS4 Flash Player vs. Firefox Flash Player
          SuOn696 Level 1

          Also, it looks like the framerate in Internet Explorer, and Safari, and the Mac version of Firefox all work fine. Somehow the framerate in the PC version of Firefox is consistently very bad...


          Are these sorts of inconsistencies among Flash Players for different browsers common? Are they avoidable with certain best practices?

          • 2. Re: Frame rate in Flash CS4 Flash Player vs. Firefox Flash Player
            carl schooff Level 3

            Welcome to the fun!


            Unfortunately this is the way it is. It is really impossible to say anything certain as the OS / Browser type (FF, IE etc) / Browser version (2,3,4) / Plugin version can all form a pretty deadly mix of variables.


            My experience has been that on a fast mac and older pc... previewing swfs in CS4 has been pretty crumby as opposed to most browser plugins. I get a much better experience in a browser.


            Some versions of FF can get bogged down by Flash. Although I shun IE for web browsing it usually handles flash the best.


            I think most people will tell you that Safari + Flash can really get a mac's fans going with some large cpu spikes.


            Are you using fonts in the map? Are they set to "anit-alias for readability"? That might be something to look into.


            If you post a link to your work, maybe some people can chime in with their experience and we can narrow it down to a certain version of FF or see if anything jumps out as a "trouble area" in your execution.