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Re: [K12OSN] I need to make Flash work faster....wanna pitch



> 2) When just the animation in its own window is up, you can right click
> on it and select the "quality". It comes at "high quality" which is
> easy to understand why - the backgrounds are in gradients, etc.
> Reducing the quality to low, drops the CPU use to about 6-8% iirc. I'm
> not sure why I couldn't do this in the original window - I'm not sure
> if the animation was in a layer or you just can't do it if it's
> embedded in html and not standing alone.


Good sleuthing William.  When I play the game in it's own window it
goes from 42% to 26% when switching from high to low.  That's pretty
dramatic.


>Does anyone
> know of a way to force Flash Player preferences?

There must be a way. I'd love to know how to do it!



Thanks,
Peter

On 12/6/05, William Fragakis <william fragakis com> wrote:
> Peter,
> Ran the site on a athlon64 3500 (actually probably running around 3700,
> I love to boost things) and on just the server -otherwise idle, it was
> sucking up 27% of the CPU.
>
> A few things:
> 1) I opened just the game animation in a separate window - found the
> url in the page source. If you are unfamiliar on how to do this, let me
> know. All my years of html finally paid off ; -). This eliminates all
> the Flash animation menus and ads which helps but still had my CPU use
> up to about 22-23%.
>
> 2) When just the animation in its own window is up, you can right click
> on it and select the "quality". It comes at "high quality" which is
> easy to understand why - the backgrounds are in gradients, etc.
> Reducing the quality to low, drops the CPU use to about 6-8% iirc. I'm
> not sure why I couldn't do this in the original window - I'm not sure
> if the animation was in a layer or you just can't do it if it's
> embedded in html and not standing alone.
>
> So... I don't know if there is a way to force Flash to run animations
> in low quality mode. And I don't think you can get a bunch of young
> kids to right click the animation either. Again, I don't know if
> Disney's site designers would offer a low rez version, too. Does anyone
> know of a way to force Flash Player preferences?
>
> You could preload it for the kids by just opening the animation and
> right clicking and adjusting the quality. But that would be a pain to
> repetitively do, I'm sure. Otherwise? I think its a case of Flash
> designers who pushed the animation towards those with reasonably
> powerful desktops. I'd think even a low to middling Celeron would
> struggle to do much more than just play this animation on a normal
> desktop.
>
> Regards,
> William Fragakis
> morrisbrandon.com
>
>
> > I did. That's how I came up with 70% for the culprits.  It's pretty
> > much any game on the Disney site.  Could someone try this one so I can
> > compare?
> >
> > http://disney.go.com/disneychannel/playhouse/koalabrothers/games/
> > planegame.html
> >
> >   I wonder if the nice could be applied to this problem.  Is there
> > away to make the flash plugin show up as a process to be niced?
> >
>
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