The New Flash Player Lives!


I’m sure many of you have already noticed that the new Flash player went live this week. I just wanted to open the comments for any feedback you guys have on it. It’s really important to us that 1) you like it and 2) it works correctly. So post your thoughts, positive, negative or mixed in the comments.

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60 Responses to “The New Flash Player Lives!”

  1. dudemandude Says:

    I agree 100% with jcasey86. I HATE THE SCROLLING BAR–with the old one you could click the far right and jump ahead. This may seem trivial, but it’s actually a big deal with how I watch the movies now. With the old one you could just keep the mouse in the same spot and click to jump ahead, but now that the scroll recenters, clicking repeatedly on the far right jumps the video forward only incrementally.

    PLEASE just disable the auto-center on the scrollbar preview, you would still get the benefit of all the new flash player’s improvements, but fix a major step back.

  2. Isaac Says:

    Argggh. Not working for me in firefox 3. I’m sure its a prob on my end since no one else is reporting it. Works great in explorer.

  3. Xcom923 Says:

    OK, I can see how some ppl might hate the scrolling but I think it’s a good idea. A better compromise would be a switch so you can turn it on and off.

  4. Bill Says:

    My only issue is the “skip ahead” feature being gone – what was described previously:

    dudemandude Says:

    September 12th, 2008 at 10:02 am
    I agree 100% with jcasey86. I HATE THE SCROLLING BAR–with the old one you could click the far right and jump ahead. This may seem trivial, but it’s actually a big deal with how I watch the movies now. With the old one you could just keep the mouse in the same spot and click to jump ahead, but now that the scroll recenters, clicking repeatedly on the far right jumps the video forward only incrementally.

    Any thoughts on this Alison?

  5. jcasey86 Says:

    We really need the skip ahead feature. I would have to think that the majority of people don’t sit through an watch a whole movie start to finish. I like to jump forward by clicking the far side of the old player.

    If you could make it so the filmstrip doesn’t move with the slide bar it would be much better!

  6. gururajeev Says:

    I’m using Firefox 3 and the playback controls get cut off and are completely inaccessible — in other words, it’s totally BROKEN in Firefox 3. It works fine in IE, but it’s a bit of a pain to have to switch browsers every time I want to use the player.

    Is anyone else having this problem? Surely there must be more Firefox users out there?

  7. surfer Says:

    I think the only issue is the inability to resize the window (at least it wont let me do it in Firefox 3.0).

  8. Bill Says:

    Hey! I just noticed today that the filmstrip has improved – we can now “skip ahead” by clicking on the far right like we used to. Quality seems to have improved too (I think that got fixed a week or two ago). Most excellent! Thanks!!

  9. beer peer Says:

    The old player worked better. Much of the time the picture freezes or plays very slowly. Almost a deal breaker for me.

  10. Greg Newmark Says:

    Thanks for this, gonna add this as a site to watch