[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Re: Note to Nokia Maemo team... we need (ok, would really like) this

From: Neil MacLeod gmane at nmacleod.com
Date: Mon Feb 12 20:55:58 EET 2007
Jakub.Pavelek at nokia.com wrote:
> Not sure about that "easily" in your post, I bet people are actually
> sweating over every fraction of FPS improvement ;)
> --jakub

I hope so. Today I tried to read an article on www.theregister.co.uk and this site is unfortunately floating a Flash-based advert over the top of each article. When I went to read one article the N800 browser hung while it tried to display the Flash advert, and after 20 minutes it still hadn't finished displaying the advert. A further 5 minutes of "back" button pressing later succeeded in extricating myself from the page and disabling the Flash plug-in entirely. About 30 minutes later the device shut down because the battery was low!!

It's not just video where the Flash player is woeful, it's even standard Flash adverts. I wish sites would not use them but they do, the only option is to leave Flash disabled - it may as well not have been shipped with the N800.

The Flash player provided with OS 2006 is actually better than the Flash player provided with OS 2007 as the former will not play certain CPU intensive content whereas the latter will play such content and consequently sucks up 100% CPU and hangs the device. I know which I prefer!

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