Overriding Flash player 60fps limit in Firefox (up to 950fps, as Silverlight 2 in bubblemark)

There is actually some buzz around the 60 frames per second draw rate limit fixed by browsers to Flash player. All the noise cames from the bubblemark benchmark that is intended to compare performances of different plug-ins while playing an animation at the maximum speed they can. The only result we get with this test is there is a limit fixed by browsers to the draw rate of plug-ins. Everybody is agree to said that results of this test are distorted.

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MovieStar, rendering up to twice the speed with a dual core

MovieStar (Flash Player 9.0.115.0) is officially the last Flash Player release that will be downloaded when public users upgrade to the latest Flash Player version. In the summary of the new features that were added to this release, Adobe announce that developers of the Flash Player have worked to Speed the rendering of vectors, bitmaps, filters and video, including true 1080p video, with new multi-core support that takes advantage of up to 4 CPUs.

I was really interested with this announce. I have so made a really simple Flash animation, all timeline-based with 36 steps that tests rendering with : vector, bitmap, filters, rotation, scale, translation.

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Banc d’essai du Garbage Collector du lecteur Flash 8

Suite à un billet posté par Tinic Uro sur son blog annonçant l'intégration d'un nouveau garbage collector dans le lecteur Flash, j'ai commencé quelques tests personnels intéressants sur le comportement de cette nouvelle implémentation. Les résultats ont été tellement significatifs qu'ils vallaient la peine d'être partagés. J'ai donc dédié une page en français et une page en anglais consacrées à faire un comparatif entre les garbage collector des lecteurs Flash 7 et Flash 8.