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October 16th, 2008

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With the latest player, levitra vs viagra every time you increase the number of samples you will increase the overall latency. Levitra vs viagra And there is no way of decreasing it again without stopping the SoundChannel. Levitra vs viagra So now we just pass 3072 samples (~160ms latency) all the time. Levitra vs viagra Meaning that critical processes won't be caught and will cause gaps in playback.

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  1. David R Says:
    October 16th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    I truely hope this is a bug regression of some sort, but it’s unfortunate that it got introduced to the release version like this. Please do post when you’ve filed a bug report, and I’ll go in there and vote it up as well.

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    October 16th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

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  3. lee Says:
    October 16th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Ouch, that’s no good, thanks for the heads up!

  4. Nicolas Says:
    October 16th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Sad sad sad.

    I’m also quite pissed off about the FileOpen dialog “security” measures that breaks existing Flash9 applications.

    Looks like Adobe turned what was a nice update of the player into a big headache for us developers…

  5. Franto Says:
    October 17th, 2008 at 8:09 am

    This is really sad. I hope for soon Adobe react and change things back, if they was better before. Guys, you done reat work and Adobe should take this in account. I hope for good end.

  6. Blog von Jens Franke » Das Arbeiten in einer Welt voller APIs Says:
    October 17th, 2008 at 9:14 am

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  7. Willem Says:
    October 17th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Very disappointing.

    Thanks for the information.

    Best of luck to you all at Hobnox.

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    October 17th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

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  9. Matt Rix Says:
    October 17th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Part of this may be explained by this paragraph from Tinic’s original ‘Adobe Is Making Some Noise Part 2′ post:

    “There is an internal buffer in the Flash Player which is about 0.2 to 0.5 seconds depending on the platform which is preventing drop outs. It will automatically be increased if drop outs occur. This internal buffer is the key for the high latency I was alluding to earlier. You should never depend on a certain latency with this API in your application. To enforce this there is a slight random factor in choosing this buffer size when the Flash Player launches.”

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    October 18th, 2008 at 2:30 pm

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  12. Andre Michelle » Blog Archive » Sound API changes - Calming down Says:
    October 21st, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    [...] There is actually nothing to add, but probably a better explanation is necessary to comprehend, why I was so disturbed of Adobes latest changes in the Sound API. I just want to make clear that I am not interest in spending time in fighting rather enhancing. [...]

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  16. A Non-Eulogy – “Six Shades of Flash” « hireTed Says:
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