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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Flash CS4 Professional in 24 Hours, Fourth Edition by Lynn Beighley, Phillip Kerman

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Chapter 23. Optimizing Performance

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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS HOUR:

  • How choosing the most appropriate effect can increase playback performance

  • How to measure actual frame rate

  • How to remove unnecessary special effects to improve performance

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After you explored shaving bits and bytes off your movie last hour, this hour you learn what you can do to remove excessive demands on the user’s computer to make the movie playback smoother. The frame rate you set in Flash’s document properties is more of a top speed that Flash doesn’t exceed. When the user’s computer can’t keep up, Flash either drops frames or plays at a slower frame rate. This hour you learn how to avoid both so your movie plays well and consistently on a ...

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