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Firefox/Flash Issue
ryno502




msg:4059944
 3:59 pm on Jan 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

Building a website for a client. I just installed a videobox script, but for some reason, the FLV videos are choppy in Firefox, but look fine in Chrome and IE. Click the "Video 1", "Video 2", etc links to show the videos.

Anyone have any idea why?

Here is the flash/javascript code the videos are using.


var Videobox = {

init: function (options) {
// init default options
this.options = Object.extend({
resizeDuration: 400,// Duration of height and width resizing (ms)
initialWidth: 250,// Initial width of the box (px)
initialHeight: 250,// Initial height of the box (px)
defaultWidth: 425,// Default width of the box (px)
defaultHeight: 350,// Default height of the box (px)
animateCaption: true,// Enable/Disable caption animation
flvplayer: 'http://www.airecs.com/flash/flvplayer.swf'
}, options {});

this.anchors = [];
$A($$('a')).each(function(el){
if(el.rel && el.href && el.rel.test('^vidbox', 'i')) {
el.addEvent('click', function (e) {
e = new Event(e);
e.stop();
this.click(el);
}.bind(this));
this.anchors.push(el);
}
}, this);

this.overlay = new Element('div').setProperty('id', 'lbOverlay').injectInside(document.body);
this.center = new Element('div').setProperty('id', 'lbCenter').setStyles({width: this.options.initialWidth+'px', height: this.options.initialHeight+'px', marginLeft: '-'+(this.options.initialWidth/2)+'px', display: 'none'}).injectInside(document.body);

this.bottomContainer = new Element('div').setProperty('id', 'lbBottomContainer').setStyle('display', 'none').injectInside(document.body);
this.bottom = new Element('div').setProperty('id', 'lbBottom').injectInside(this.bottomContainer);
new Element('a').setProperties({id: 'lbCloseLink', href: '#'}).injectInside(this.bottom).onclick = this.overlay.onclick = this.close.bind(this);
this.caption = new Element('div').setProperty('id', 'lbCaption').injectInside(this.bottom);
this.number = new Element('div').setProperty('id', 'lbNumber').injectInside(this.bottom);
new Element('div').setStyle('clear', 'both').injectInside(this.bottom);

var nextEffect = this.nextEffect.bind(this);
this.fx = {
overlay: this.overlay.effect('opacity', {duration: 500}).hide(),
center: this.center.effects({duration: 500, transition: Fx.Transitions.sineInOut, onComplete: nextEffect}),
bottom: this.bottom.effect('margin-top', {duration: 400})
};

},

click: function(link) {

return this.open (link.href, link.title, link.rel);

},
open: function(sLinkHref, sLinkTitle, sLinkRel) {
this.href = sLinkHref;
this.title = sLinkTitle;
this.rel = sLinkRel;
this.position();
this.setup();
this.video(this.href);
this.top = Window.getScrollTop() + (Window.getHeight() / 15);
this.center.setStyles({top: this.top+'px', display: ''});
this.fx.overlay.start(0.8);
this.step = 1;
this.center.setStyle('background','#fff url(loading.gif) no-repeat center');
this.caption.innerHTML = this.title;
this.fx.center.start({'height': [this.options.contentsHeight]});
},

setup: function(){
var aDim = this.rel.match(/[0-9]+/g);
this.options.contentsWidth = (aDim && (aDim[0] > 0)) ? aDim[0] : this.options.defaultWidth;
this.options.contentsHeight = (aDim && (aDim[1] > 0)) ? aDim[1] : this.options.defaultHeight;

},

position: function(){
this.overlay.setStyles({'top': window.getScrollTop()+'px', 'height': window.getHeight()+'px'});
},

video: function(sLinkHref){
if (sLinkHref.match(/youtube\.com\/watch/i)) {
this.flash = true;
var hRef = sLinkHref;
var videoId = hRef.split('=');
this.videoID = videoId[1];
this.so = new SWFObject("http://www.youtube.com/v/"+this.videoID, "flvvideo", this.options.contentsWidth, this.options.contentsHeight, "0");
this.so.addParam("wmode", "transparent");
}
else if (sLinkHref.match(/metacafe\.com\/watch/i)) {
this.flash = true;
var hRef = sLinkHref;
var videoId = hRef.split('/');
this.videoID = videoId[4];
this.so = new SWFObject("http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/"+this.videoID+"/.swf", "flvvideo", this.options.contentsWidth, this.options.contentsHeight, "0");
this.so.addParam("wmode", "transparent");
}
else if (sLinkHref.match(/google\.com\/videoplay/i)) {
this.flash = true;
var hRef = sLinkHref;
var videoId = hRef.split('=');
this.videoID = videoId[1];
this.so = new SWFObject("http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId="+this.videoID+"&hl=en", "flvvideo", this.options.contentsWidth, this.options.contentsHeight, "0");
this.so.addParam("wmode", "transparent");
}
else if (sLinkHref.match(/ifilm\.com\/video/i)) {
this.flash = true;
var hRef = sLinkHref;
var videoId = hRef.split('video/');
this.videoID = videoId[1];
this.so = new SWFObject("http://www.ifilm.com/efp", "flvvideo", this.options.contentsWidth, this.options.contentsHeight, "0", "#000");
this.so.addVariable("flvbaseclip", this.videoID+"&");
this.so.addParam("wmode", "transparent");
}
else if (sLinkHref.match(/\.mov/i)) {
this.flash = false;
if (navigator.plugins && navigator.plugins.length) {
this.other ='<object id="qtboxMovie" type="video/quicktime" codebase="http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab" data="'+sLinkHref+'" width="'+this.options.contentsWidth+'" height="'+this.options.contentsHeight+'"><param name="src" value="'+sLinkHref+'" /><param name="scale" value="aspect" /><param name="controller" value="true" /><param name="autoplay" value="true" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /><param name="enablejavascript" value="true" /></object>';
} else {
this.other = '<object classid="clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B" codebase="http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab" width="'+this.options.contentsWidth+'" height="'+this.options.contentsHeight+'" id="qtboxMovie"><param name="src" value="'+sLinkHref+'" /><param name="scale" value="aspect" /><param name="controller" value="true" /><param name="autoplay" value="true" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /><param name="enablejavascript" value="true" /></object>';
}
}
else if (sLinkHref.match(/\.wmv/i) sLinkHref.match(/\.asx/i)) {
this.flash = false;
this.other = '<object NAME="Player" WIDTH="'+this.options.contentsWidth+'" HEIGHT="'+this.options.contentsHeight+'" align="left" hspace="0" type="application/x-oleobject" CLASSID="CLSID:6BF52A52-394A-11d3-B153-00C04F79FAA6"><param NAME="URL" VALUE="'+sLinkHref+'"><param><param NAME="AUTOSTART" VALUE="false"></param><param name="showControls" value="true"></param><embed WIDTH="'+this.options.contentsWidth+'" HEIGHT="'+this.options.contentsHeight+'" align="left" hspace="0" SRC="'+sLinkHref+'" TYPE="application/x-oleobject" AUTOSTART="false"></embed></object>'
}
else if (sLinkHref.match(/\.flv/i)) {
this.flash = true;
this.so = new SWFObject(this.options.flvplayer+"?file="+sLinkHref, "flvvideo", this.options.contentsWidth, this.options.contentsHeight, "0", "#000");
}
else {
this.flash = true;
this.videoID = sLinkHref;
this.so = new SWFObject(this.videoID, "flvvideo", this.options.contentsWidth, this.options.contentsHeight, "0");
}
},

nextEffect: function(){
switch (this.step++){
case 1:
this.fx.center.start({'width': [this.options.contentsWidth], 'marginLeft': [this.options.contentsWidth/-2]});
break;
this.step++;
case 2:
this.center.setStyle('background','#fff');
this.flash ? this.so.write(this.center) : this.center.setHTML(this.other) ;
this.bottomContainer.setStyles({top: (this.top + this.center.clientHeight)+'px', height: '0px', marginLeft: this.center.style.marginLeft, width: this.options.contentsWidth+'px',display: ''});
if (this.options.animateCaption){
this.fx.bottom.set(-this.bottom.offsetHeight);
this.bottomContainer.style.height = '';
this.fx.bottom.start(0);
break;
}
this.bottomContainer.style.height = '';
this.step++;
}
},

close: function(){
this.fx.overlay.start(0);
this.center.style.display = this.bottomContainer.style.display = 'none';
this.center.innerHTML = '';
return false;
}

};

window.addEvent('domready', Videobox.init.bind(Videobox));

Here is the CSS


@charset "utf-8";
/* CSS Document */

body {
margin: 0;
}
/*
#lbOverlay {
position: fixed;
vertical-align: top;
left: 0;
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
background-color: #000;
cursor: pointer;
}
*/
#lbCenter, #lbBottomContainer {
position: absolute;
left: 50%;
overflow: hidden;
vertical-align: top;
background-color: #fff;
text-align: center;
padding: 5px;
z-index: 100 !important;
}
.lbLoading {
background: #fff url(/images/loading.gif) no-repeat center;
}
#lbImage {
border: 10px solid #fff;
}
#lbPrevLink, #lbNextLink {
display: block;
position: absolute;
top: 0;
width: 50%;
outline: none;
}
#lbPrevLink {
left: 0;
}
#lbPrevLink:hover {
background: transparent url(prevlabel.gif) no-repeat 0% 15%;
}
#lbNextLink {
right: 0;
}
#lbNextLink:hover {
background: transparent url(nextlabel.gif) no-repeat 100% 15%;
}
#lbBottom {
font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size: 10px;
color: #666;
line-height: 1.4em;
text-align: left;
border: 5px solid #fff;
border-top-style: none;
}
#lbCloseLink {
display: block;
float: right;
width: 66px;
height: 22px;
background: transparent url(/images/closelabel.gif) no-repeat center;
margin: 5px 0;
}
#lbCaption, #lbNumber {
margin-right: 71px;
}
#lbCaption {
font-weight: bold;
}

[edited by: eelixduppy at 4:13 pm (utc) on Jan. 13, 2010]
[edit reason] removed specifics [/edit]

 

rocknbil




msg:4060356
 1:57 am on Jan 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

Welcome aboard ryno502, impossible to say, but here's an idea you can pursue.

Are you able to view YouTube videos OK in FF?

Yes -> it's the player, something is causing it to use up RAM and/or CPU in FF.
No -> Try closing other apps, restarting FF, see if that helps.

FF is a bit notorious for using more RAM than most of us think it deserves, how much do you have?

Last I'd hit up the documentation for this player, ask on any forums they might have.

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