Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Linux And Flash Poor Frame Rate

Finally discovered the reason for the slow framerate and stuttering on my Kubuntu Linux. It seems that the problem is to do with using the windows composite manager compiz-fusion. Whilst looking for a solution I stumbled across this on the Ubuntu forum. This led me to this very useful article about Flash Optimization.
Although there are a number of suggested fixes at this site I tried the simplest - I installed fusion-icon and then used it to change the window manager to kwin.
I replayed a couple of online flash videos that had been playing really badly and, hey presto, the frame-rate was much improved.