Monday, December 03, 2007

Adobe Flash Player 9 Update 3 released

We made it! We just shipped Adobe Flash Player 9 Update 3, the final version number is 9.0.115.0. As usual a number of different flavors of the web plugin are available, the main install page is here. And yes, we also shipped the Linux x86-32 version. We have done this for several versions now and we will not stop. The only exception is the Solaris version which is still in testing. I can't tell you though when a new player for Flash CS3 will be available since I do not know.

This version is a significant milestone, and I expect it will be adopted fairly quickly once content using H.264 and AAC starts appearing. Emmy Huang has some additional information and links you should look at.

Here is a condensed list of bugs which have been fixed since the last release candidate (9.0.64.0). As you can see these have been mostly fixes for crashers and backwards compatibility issues. It's a pretty long list which explains why 2 months have passed since the last release candidate. Maybe you'll spot a few you were affected by:

  • 212379 audio playback in swf off sync.
  • 212294 on (release) events not firing on sprites
  • 212224 Heavy FMS Seeking in Vista can cause bad audio and crash
  • 211921 Crash when paging through a Flex app and closing the player
  • 211898 FileReference IO errors when uploading multiple files
  • 211840 playlist does not advance after end of commercial
  • 211836 [MP4] If you seek in the NetStream before a movie that has the moov atom at the end has completely downloaded, you can crash.
  • 211813 BitmapData draw ColorTransform not affecting all text on all platforms
  • 211759 inputted simplified Chinese characters are not correct inside of Flash Player
  • 211727 Japanese/RHEL4/Firefox 1.0 -- hang when selecting print dialog
  • 211725 Player crashes when Premiere Express is connected to a server that times out
  • 211700 Add support for Opera XEmbed
  • 211672 the pop-up print panel layout is incorrect when R-click on the red button and choose ‘print…’
  • 211625 Flash player crashes while playing servierside playlists containing MP4 files
  • 211593 Crash in NavigateToURL when using local relative URL
  • 211584 can't input anything to flashplayer for Simplified Chinese Linux OS
  • 211582 New AS3 NetStream.receiveVideoFps() should be NetStream.receiveVideoFPS()
  • 211558 Flash Player movies soft-freeze
  • 211504 getURL loading with UTF8 Japanese text data crashes IE6 on WinXP J
  • 211498 crash if flash unloads while in a JS function called by ExternalInterface
  • 211493 Audio locks up and starts looping on Linux, requiring the page with the player to be shutdown
  • 211491 AS3/2 keyDown event (Code Keys) not firing for NumPad on Linux
  • 211485 Flash previewer hangs the browser
  • 211403 Found an audio sync issue after a pause and seek
  • 211367 Memory leak when subscribing live stream with buffer time 0 published by Flash Media Encoder 2 in MP3 audio format
  • 211362 One more time: An A/V Sync issue
  • 211346 extra lines appear when a radial gradient is on top of a radial gradient
  • 211343 Video does not resume after pause and seek
  • 211298 Accessibility Plugin reads text from dynamic text field after tf.text has been set to ""
  • 211264 Fms seeking while paused won't always generate an image
  • 211263 FMS Video streams when seeking can go out of A/V sync
  • 211186 H264 files : Loss of audio sync during the playback after seek
  • 211171 site no longer automatically advances to next song
  • 211120 new file icons for F4V, F4P, and F4A for the standalone player to register
  • 211070 Intermittent (8/10) Crash on site
  • 211067 NetStream.Seek.InvalidTime NetStatus event coming in different order from other events, breaking legacy content
  • 211051 File Upload broken on leopard. FileReference throws cancel event when a file is selected for upload in the file-browsing dialog
  • 211017 Scrubbing streaming flv doesn't work (possible injection)
  • 210983 Incorrect sprite size and position on several platforms
  • 210962 Player crashes when finish streaming a mp4 movie.
  • 210957 Bitmap.draw() producing erratic behavior when subsequently drawn in bitmapfill
  • 210915 Blur filter behavior uses black on edges instead of nearest pixel
  • 210909 Fullscreen not painting over screen
  • 210907 perform execstack and strip commands on executables
  • 210901 [MP4] Handbrake videos made with certain settings play but halt batch at end of playback
  • 210871 Smart Buffering: Few issues when streaming on2 files from Flash Media Server 2.0.4.
  • 210854 scrolling images show stuttered or jumpy or jerky movement on playback in Vista
  • 210846 [MP4] Errors in the 'ilst' parser
  • 210844 Audio stutters
  • 210809 widget hangs the browser
  • 210808 Player crashes by scrubbing the playhead when streaming a mp4 file under rtmps, rtmpt and rtmpe connections.
  • 210780 All the strings for the linux context menu leak [Memory Leak]
  • 210769 Repeated use of shared objects in an event handler causes slow script dialog and hosed Settings UI to appear
  • 210767 [LNX RHEL4] Crashes interacting with site
  • 210746 When a release swf loads a debug swf, flash player doesn't look for the debugger
  • 210720 Loader acts strangely in FullScreen mode
  • 210717 Keyboard non functioning with the Netscape
  • 210716 full screen does not respond to mouse events or display context menu
  • 210715 Selecting printer dropdown cause hang with plugin on linux
  • 210679 Certain videos look bad when played on Mac
  • 210667 Context menu in full screen does not display, intermittently hangs
  • 210645 streaming checks may unnecessarily reject valid socket policy files
  • 210642 -root option sends sometimes a gtk warning, and sometimes a segfault
  • 210641 Null Objects when iterating through children
  • 210636 non-default locations not rejected for missing Content-Type
  • 210593 Cannot open Settings manager page after clicking advance settings.
  • 210574 Full episode videos don't stay in FullScreen Mode in Firefox
  • 210573 Smart buffering: Artifacts with episodes
  • 210562 dragging performs much poorer than 9r48
  • 210561 Smart Buffering: NetStream.Play does not function after NetStream.Pause is called in this app.
  • 210545 Netstream.receiveVideo parameter change is breaking existing content
  • 210538 [MP4] Pauses due to buffer running out cause loss of sound sync
  • 210532 Animation is skipped, causing audio and swf playback off sync.
  • 210501 Enhanced Seeking driving audio/video out of sync on lower bandwidth like DSL
  • 210485 Pause/Unpause on MP3 Files doesn't play from the paused location when setBufferTime is used.
  • 210476 extraneous reload of content after close of sub-pane
  • 210451 Player Crashing while playing a video through a serverside stream
  • 210434 Player crashes when streaming this bad flv under an AS3 streaming application.
  • 210433 massive performance degradation after being in fullscreen for a long time
  • 210380 Refreshing the browser when AS3 content is loaded will cause the browser to crash.
  • 210335 Flash content does not display
  • 210333 Can't input local words with IME on linux
  • 210331 [MP4] Lots of screen artifacts on certain trailers. PPC Only
  • 210292 fscommand ("fullscreen", "false") crashes the Projector on Linux
  • 210245 Can't input any words with IME
  • 210209 [MP4]: When unpausing after seek while paused, video is black for one frame
  • 210170 [MP4] AVC Profile 110 videos all appear purple on MacIntel machines
  • 210097 Multiple SWFs hang page
  • 210039 Leaking file descriptors to Flash resources
  • 209833 Intermittent Flash Player 9.x crashes in Internet Explorer 6 and 7
  • 209513 Changing IME conversion mode does not work on Mac X.5
  • 208369 Consecutive shared object flush calls causes slow script error when used repeatedly in non-mouse/keyboard events
  • 208212 Crash when loading external swf file in AS3
  • 208125 page with 9 Flash video instances generates "R6025 - pure virtual function call" and crashes IE
  • 208039 Flash plugin logs keyboard in Safari on Mac OS X
  • 207349 Linux stalls on random test cases
  • 206369 ByteArray.readMultiByte returns garbled characters from a binary file containing Win-1252 encoded characters.
  • 147787 removeMovieClip should not fail for objects > kDisplayClonedEnd in depth

47 Comments:

Blogger André said...

URG!

My current audio hacking code is not working on Vista anymore! The playback has become very glitchy: http://lab.andre-michelle.com/fl-909

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 2:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm. Having trouble instaling. First from the Adobe site it tried an express install, which rebooted but apparently didn't work. Then it tried an ActiveX install which seemed to work. Going to the main page of Adobe.com told me I had to update my player.

Looking forward to getting this update around the web.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 4:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Krish said...

I am waiting for the day when Linux version of Flash Player will support video4linux2. My webcam uses v4l2 and this is the only thing that is missing for me in Linux. It is also the only reason why I boot in windows every now and then. Any idea when it will be supported. Thanks.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 10:31:00 AM  
Blogger lfalin said...

Any idea when the file format spec will be available?

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 12:28:00 PM  
Blogger Steven said...

1) How long til 115 is in AIR?

2) Accessing the keys of the tags array doesn't work. If you trace the keys, they don't == what is traced. Example.

©ART is what is traced when you trace the key in a for loop through the tags object. I can see the value of ©ART if I do this:

for (var key:String in tags)
{
trace(key + " = " + tags[key]);
}

But, if I do it myself:

trace(tags["@ART"]);

it equals undefined. What am I missing here? Is the tag key not actually a string but something else that has a toString so therefore it looks like ©ART but it really isn't? If so, what's the proper way to access it myself?

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 1:10:00 PM  
Anonymous carmen said...

64 in a version num? definitely taunting us stranded out here on a modern and well-supported (by everyone else) architecture.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 1:46:00 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

I have just installed the new version for linux and the mp3 memory leak is still there. Go to concertzender.nl and select one of the live streams to see what I mean.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 6:08:00 PM  
Anonymous francois said...

got problems with some sites done in AS2 to work correctly with this player (example www.palombit.com), but works fine with older versions

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 9:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Squize said...

Only had the briefest of tests, but is it running quite a bit slower than the beta version ?

My little plasma test, http://blog.gamingyourway.com/
content/binary/Plasma.swf ran at a sexy 30fps under the beta, now, well it's not.

Running under FF / Vista I'm getting around 22fps.
It feels like it's running like the last official F9 release again, rather than the make me moist beta.

Anyone else experienced the loss of speed we've all kinda got used to ?

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous tomsamson said...

I also posted this on the pv3d list:
I was very much looking forward to the new player having tested lots of content with the previously released beta players.
Now the problem is all content i tried with the release player so far now runs at way worse performance than with the beta player i used before.
I will test some more content but so far it doesn´t look good at all.

My setup is like this:
On firefox i had the latest beta player installed, on IE i now installed the just released official release player.
Now my content is running at WAY better performance in ff (beta player) than in IE (release player).
For some content i tried in IE (now latest release player powered) i have the feeling it even ran better with the previous release player in IE.
I´m not sure if the release player acts way better in firefox than in IE (as i haven´t installed it in ff yet), will do that next after doing some more comparisons with the current setup.
Do you have any info how/why that could happen?

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous tomsamson said...

Hello Tinic,
i have done some more tests now and so far it boils down to this for me:
The release version ( 9.0.115.0 ) pretty much achieves the same
performance in browser playback as in standalone playback.
So on that end there is a (partially very big) improvement when comparing the old
release player and the new one. That is great.
On the other side the beta player ( 9,0,64,0 ) still achieved way better
performance than the release player now does for me.

To verify this i tried this game here:
http://www.stimunationgames.com/previews/radius/n/
on firefox with the latest beta player. It achieved around 100 fps there.
(The game is still in alpha and there isn´t even a preloader in there yet, so you´ll have to
wait till it loads, its good for performance testing though as it features an fps counter and also does performance intensive things such as bumpmapping)

Then i installed the release player in firefox and now it only achieves
around 63 fps, also with more drops way below.
Can you verify this by testing with latest beta player and then new release player?

I mean its still a great step that the player achieves pretty much the
same fps in browser playback as in standalone playback but yeah, i
wonder why there´s a loss of over 35 fps from beta player to release player and i hope this can be adressed.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 1:29:00 PM  
Blogger francois said...

Got problems with loaded images centered in onLoadInit: they centered with 9.0.47 but not centered with 115

Thursday, December 06, 2007 1:01:00 AM  
Blogger Noel(le) said...

Hmm... installed it, and now Safari crashes every five minutes and it says that it is a result of Flash.

Instead of creating new toys, adobe/macromedia should just concentrate on creating a stable version instead.

Thursday, December 06, 2007 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what was changed from the latest beta, which ran very nice and fast? To this release that runs very slow and sluggish when compared to the beta..?
What´s going on?

Thanks for a great blog!

Friday, December 07, 2007 4:55:00 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

Thanks Tinic - I may have found another important bug with this player - here's the details ...

In IE7 on Vista Business with protected mode on, bitmap smoothing on bitmaps loaded via the bitmapdata method dynamically, lose their smoothing status once the page is refreshed or is reviisted. If the cache is cleared on the browser session is closed and you start a new session smoothing is re-applied, but if again the page is realoded or revisited, smoothing is lost.
We are trying to find a code solution to this and not have to rely upon a player fix. If you know of a solution, PLEASE let us know. Otherwise we'll keep on trying. nick@fishdog.co.uk

Saturday, December 08, 2007 1:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Ed said...

Please Could someone from Adobe just answer the simple question that they seem to dodge.

When it say hardware accelerated video decoding does it mean it support Nvidia PureVideo and ATI Universal Video decoder?

Saturday, December 08, 2007 5:56:00 PM  
Blogger Brooks said...

Tinic,

I've been building a metadata parser, but so far I'm having zero luck getting an array of chapters returned. I get timed text events fired with the chapter information no problem, but I never get a 'chapters' property storing an array of chapters at the beginning of the file. I've tested several different audiobook files which have chapters injected with Apples ChapterTool command line tool. Any insights?

Monday, December 10, 2007 10:45:00 AM  
Blogger Brooks said...

Tinic,

I've been building a metadata parser, but so far I'm having zero luck getting an array of chapters returned. I get timed text events fired with the chapter information no problem, but I never get a 'chapters' property storing an array of chapters at the beginning of the file. I've tested several different audiobook files which have chapters injected with Apples ChapterTool command line tool. Any insights?

Monday, December 10, 2007 1:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Dr. Woohoo! said...

There's also a redraw issue with a ScriptUI window – that includes a FlashPlayer control – for Illustrator (type = 'palette') and Photoshop (type = 'panel') CS3 on a mac running Leopard. To replicate the bug, load any animated swf into the ScriptUI window in AI CS3 to duplicate the error, or even Phil Guindi's Flash Panel.jsx file or my Flickr+In The Mod mash up from here: http://www.inthemod.com/bps/?p=162.

Monday, December 10, 2007 5:46:00 PM  
Anonymous JP said...

Hi, as André Michelle told it on his first comment here, there is a pb with the SOUND_COMPLETE event and Vista since this release. Please tr to do something about it because hundreds of great sound applications don't work anymore on Vista. You an read more explanations on the pb here.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 5:18:00 AM  
Blogger matt_giger said...

0.0.115.0 performance issues?

I seem to be getting much poorer performance than previous versions. Does anyone know why? Has there been an internal limitation placed on the frame rate or is something new sucking up 30% of our frame rates now?

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 9:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

still no support for linux webcams (video4linux2), which makes it useless for my daily work, but hey, there's ogg ;-)

Thursday, December 13, 2007 4:13:00 AM  
Anonymous iashido said...

mp3 playback wont work anymore. (worked before restart) osx ppc 10.4.11. Just load the file, no sound at all then after the file is loaded just buzy cursor and heavy cpu load. on all osx browsers on my machine i got same nasty "taste".

Friday, December 14, 2007 2:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm crashing with flash errors all the time now...
used to be occasionally, but this is really nasty.
I'm on OS 10.5.1 and uninstalled/ reinstalled...

Yeesh.

Saturday, December 15, 2007 8:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Ryu said...

Hi, I came here by searching a bug in readMultiByte. In the list

206369 ByteArray.readMultiByte returns garbled characters from a binary file containing Win-1252 encoded characters.

caught my eye. In my case I have the same problem when trying to convert a text encoded in iso-2022-jp in ByteArray, it screws up the end of a result string. Is it possible to report a bug about this somewhere or could you investigate this problem?

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 1:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Tek said...

I've made some benchmarks with Flash Player 9.0.45.0 versus 9.0.115.0 : MovieStar, rendering up to twice the speed with a dual core

This player is really a good update for overall rendering speed on multi-core.

Thursday, December 20, 2007 12:49:00 AM  
Blogger Lucca said...

Hi,

We have a a video platform using FLV streaming, its causing browser crash 7 times in 10 tries. Look for any help.
the weird thing is that we use the same platform for another client and it works. Is it being caused by the flash player?

Friday, December 21, 2007 6:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance for v4l2 support?

Saturday, December 22, 2007 1:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have had the "flash crash" issue for a long time, through probably all versions of FlashPlayer 8 and 9. I had the crashes on a 4-year-old Dell and now a new machine I built from scratch. I manually installed version 115 from the debug zip file, using the Firefox/Opera/Netscape install, thinking that maybe the ActiveX IE version was wreaking havoc, but both Firefox and Opera will give me the error message. Sometimes Firefox will just unexpectedly close. When is Adobe going to make a stable version of FlashPlayer?

Thursday, December 27, 2007 5:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

... and so you dropped the ball again with yet another release.. no 64-bit Linux version :-(

Sunday, December 30, 2007 11:35:00 AM  
Blogger Brad Stiritz said...

Hi Tinic, I'm sorry to have to be a little disappointed here, but do you realize it's been over two years now since you asked users to be patient about release of 64-bit players? As a media professional who will have to migrate to Win x64 this coming year for professional reasons, it's discouraging that Adobe is kind of a laggard here, and that I have to be out in front of the software leader on this. I'm sorry to be harsh, but don't you think that 2005 excuses are probably past their expiration dates by now? :( My sincere apologies if you've posted a more current status update, I looked but didn't see any. ~Brad

http://www.kaourantin.net/2005/12/flash-player-8-for-linux-update.html

Monday, December 31, 2007 5:02:00 AM  
Anonymous PixelWit said...

I came here looking for information about a bug I discovered but I haven't had any luck. When a clip's _rotation is 32,768 degrees or greater the clip is offset 16 degrees counter-clockwise.

You can see this Flash rotation bug documented at my site. Please provide any further info if you may have. Thanks.

Friday, January 04, 2008 1:19:00 PM  
Blogger Sepehr Dehpour said...

Hello Tinic Uro,

Great job you’ve done there.
I had a question. Is there going to be any Flash player released for computers with Linux OS on MIPS processor and not x86?

Thank you very much for your reply
Sepehr

Monday, January 07, 2008 2:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Working on a VERY high profile site to be launched soon on. (VB.Net platform)

We have noticed a problem with text input (DOM/HTML) not working properly when SWF elements of any version are present. The effect is that every few characters that are typed into an HTML text input and/or text area elements do not show up, causing users to constantly backspace and retype.

This is a MS shop, and the blame game has already started. I have seen no mention of this problme anywhere else,and frankly dont understand how a SWF can interrupt text input outside of the flashplayer.

Does anyone have any info on this sort of problem?

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 8:00:00 AM  
Blogger dirk said...

Hi great work... I do lots of work with Flash Projectors, so I'm pretty disappointed the new FlashPlayer doesnt like streaming H.264 from a local file for multimedia presentations. I tried several web-based demos of the fullscreen video playback with H.264 but why does it only work in a web browser?

I work a lot with Projector Files - and really want to use H.264! Or am I missing something here?

Even a recent demo I downloaded (the fullScreenSourceRectDemo2.html with the snowboarding girls) appears to actually use the FLV4/VP62 On2VP6 codec. Video file (when scrutinised by Gspot)

The only way I've managed to get film trailers (mp4) H.264 when run in a test locally is by dragging the local .swf file into a browser - then it plays. Running the .swf in the flash projector doesnt work! Or more importantly export as .exe from the projector flash player /previewer.

Don't forget Flash grew into the web - I've used it since the 1990s for presentations and also CD/DVD applications along with Director (back then)

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 7:14:00 PM  
Blogger Cop said...

Any plan to support V4L2 ? Lot of newer webcams works only with v4l2.

Thursday, January 10, 2008 4:58:00 AM  
Blogger dirk said...

If anyone is stuck with the problem I had with playing H.264 in projector files - I found the solution. It seems the H.264 files only work when exported and the projector is built with the Version 9 of the Flash Player (I'm talking about the standalone PC app - not the browser plugin - e.g. the one that comes with Flash CS3)

And I've also noticed that the H.264 streaming does not work from inside Flash when you hit Control-Enter to test the movie - but thats probably because I'm using Flash Pro 8 rather than CS3 - so I suppose its using the Flash Player 8 for previewing.

Rather obviously (but it had me scratching my head for a while as to what was going on) - When the exported .swf is opened in the flash player.exe outside of the authoring environment (from the PC desktop) it works fine. Obviously a stand alone compiled .exe has no such problems.

So in a nutshell - if you're authoring for video on the web - you can still use Flash Pro 8 (AS2) and it will still work in a browser which has flash player 9 installed.

If you're building desktop apps its more complicated as you need the Flash Player 9 exe installed (that comes with Flash CS3)

Monday, January 14, 2008 5:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi.

there is a problem streaming video from a flash video streaming server to a mac using leopard with 9.0.115.0.

with 9.0.47.0 all was fine, but the upgrade causes safari and firefox to crash when the streaming video player is embedded with document.write javascript. i've changed the javascript to use swfObject instead and this has stopped the crash, however there is still a problem. it takes exactly 1 minute to connect to the streaming server. note i am using the standard video object (not a component). on the same computer running win xp it connects instantly.

if i use a component the stream connects quickly too, so the problem must be something to do with the video object and actionscript 2.0.

on other macs not running 9.0.115.0 it also works fine.

youtube and other streaming video hosts have had similar problems (http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1332103) but i'm not sure how they resolved them. any help would be great.

thanks

ben_ek[at]thevisualsolution[dot]com

Thursday, January 17, 2008 8:38:00 AM  
Blogger nadavkav said...

thank you for this beautiful release !!! :-)
two issues that still grave us...
* dynamic text that comes from reading utf-8 Hebrew xml files is displayed in reverse (and correctly on the win32 version)
* no transparency (tested with latest FF3b3)

if you understand Hebrew, please have a look here:
[http://www.galim.org.il/]

Thursday, January 31, 2008 2:02:00 AM  
Blogger Tobi said...

Hi,

Sorry to stay out of the topic, but you are certainly the only one who can help me and I don’t know how to contact you directly.

I have a problem with the Flash player and my new Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000.
This camera don’t work with a higher frame rate than 15 fps when used in an Flash program.
It works great (up to 30 fps) in other software and my flash program works good with another camera.
So I think there is a problem between flash and the camera driver.
I already wrote on two Logitech forums (here and here) but the answer I got didn’t helped me much.

Perhaps you could help me to find a solution to this problem.

Many thanks in advance if you can help me and sorry for my bad English (I am French).

PS : you can contact me with this address : mail@pingooo.net

Monday, February 18, 2008 7:37:00 AM  
Blogger Nik said...

Hey, thanks for a great blog.

I have an app that is really suffering from the new 0.115 release.
I have multiple mp3:s playing simultaneously and it was perfect in .47 but now it is quite off sync to eachother.

Also whenever i try to manipulate playback time the playback crashes.

Any ideas on this and what is, in your opinion, the likely reason why this manifested itself in the new release whilst being perfect in the older?
Also it would be very comforting to know if this is known to Adobe and/or being adressed.
Again, thanks.

//Nick

Monday, March 03, 2008 2:25:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Really glad to finally see the v9 plug-in released for Linux. However, is there anyway to invoke full-screen video playback (w/ hardware acceleration) using the plug-in w/out requiring the user to click on a button and suppressing the "press *esc* to exit fullscreen" message? We can use ActionScript to get into full-screen mode, however acceleration doesn't seem to kick in until we physically click inside the window.

Thursday, March 06, 2008 10:15:00 AM  
Blogger Shiv said...

Tinic,

I've been trying to get an anser to this question for a while and eventually found your blog.

The question is this:
You know the little message that pops up when you go to full screen? The one about hitting ESC to go to normal screen?

Is the size of this information an indication of scaling? I turn off scaling and set and rectangle for full screen but the size of that label changes. When it's larger I see it's pixelated.

When I watch videos on some other sites this label does not scale, it's always the same size. So I'm worndering :)

I'd appreciate a reply.

Thanks

Shiv.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008 9:26:00 AM  
Blogger Ryan O'Connell said...

Tinic- nice blog , you should consider posting more stuff more often, I enjoy reading it!

Thursday, March 27, 2008 11:53:00 AM  
Blogger the professional amateur said...

I saw the comment about V4L2 above.

Anyone interested in helping to convince Adobe to fix this issue in the Flash Player itself by implementing complete Video4Linux2 support, please visit Adobe's own Flash Player Bug and Issue management system, register an account, and vote for this Feature Request:

http://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/FP-204

Friday, May 09, 2008 4:13:00 AM  
Blogger stephen said...

I'm having a problem mentioned above, streaming H.264 from within the Flash environment. The swf works when on the server, and it works locally with FLV content. When I test locally (with the videos on the server), NetStream.bufferTime value stays at 0 - the buffer never fills.

Does anyone know of a workaround for this issue?

Thanks in advance!

Monday, May 26, 2008 8:12:00 PM  

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