64bit flash version released for other OS's than Linux x64

category: code [glöplog]
Hi there

I wonder if some speed improvements have been found yet? Maybe some Flash programmers lurk here somewhere...
added on the 2010-09-26 14:28:14 by Exin Exin
instant x2 speed up!
Judging from the general key benefits of AMD 64 instructions and previous expiriences with 64bit OS'es i think the speed increase will be somewhere between -15% and +10%. But i don'T know a way to benchmark this...

Because, i'm not sure if i should install the Flash plugin or not. If i will, i might be able to watch some Flash demos smoothly, and still see a shitload of advertisements that use flash. But if its faster, the flash stuff wouldnt be such a slowdown in some cases. I'm just curious.
added on the 2010-09-26 15:21:09 by Exin Exin
Exin : just use a modern browser + flashblock ?
added on the 2010-09-26 22:21:01 by Movi Movi
Can't switch to 64bit player until they release a 64bit debug player.

I do flash programming for living.
added on the 2010-09-27 01:00:22 by LiraNuna LiraNuna

Flash adverts? I haven't seen one of them for a long time. Just use Firefox with adblock plus and a few good adblock subscriptions and the flash that you want to see will load up fast and smooth without the annoyance of all those adverts you weren't going to click on anyway.
added on the 2010-09-27 08:10:54 by Gmitts Gmitts
Also add flashblock, and the whole internet will be faster and less crashy, and you can still click on that flash to play it if you really want to. Plus the plugin that replaces youtube etc. with html5 video where possible.
added on the 2010-09-27 10:28:56 by psonice psonice
here's waiting for a html5block..
added on the 2010-09-27 10:37:05 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
sol: the flashblock plugin actually seems to block html5 (video at least, nothing else I've noticed) already. It just shows the same black box as flash, but shows 'H264' instead of 'Flash'.
added on the 2010-09-27 10:48:37 by psonice psonice
LiraNuna: Thanks.

Also i dont have much good expierience with blockers in general. For flashblock i'd have to enable or block all. If i'd just watch youtube or something, i think it would be okay, but fiddling with it with every second flash animation i want to see, is more a hassle than just disable flash in a 64bit browser like i had before and only use the IE for flashy things...

I was just curous about the performance of the 64bit flash player, now that there's a beta for windows out. And not just that 64bit linux version...
added on the 2010-09-27 11:14:04 by Exin Exin
exin: the flash blocker I'm using (click to flash, but for safari) doesn't need anything enabling - you just click on the flash to load it. It's pretty hassle free. I used to use something similar on firefox too.
added on the 2010-09-27 11:30:45 by psonice psonice
Flash plugin performance is a lost cause.

If it gets improved it only makes flash developers lazier and they just produce lousier movies.

The ability to load flash movies on demand (like with flashblock) is the only way to make them fast.

It's the first addon I install.
added on the 2010-09-27 22:27:38 by moT moT
From my experience, the majority of slowdown in Flash comes from drawing, so I doubt 64bit will improve that.
added on the 2010-09-28 08:02:32 by LiraNuna LiraNuna