You can specify a maximum allowable level of quality for Adobe Flash content that overrides Web page settings. If Adobe Flash quality for a Web page is higher than the maximum level allowed, quality is reduced to the specified maximum. Lower quality results in more bandwidth savings.

To make use of Adobe Flash bandwidth-reduction settings, Adobe Flash must not be running in full screen mode.

1 shows the available Adobe Flash render-quality settings.

Table 1. Adobe Flash Quality Settings

Quality Setting

Description

Do not control

Quality is determined by Web page settings.

Low

This setting results in the most bandwidth savings.

Medium

This setting results in moderate bandwidth savings.

High

This setting results in the least bandwidth savings.

If no maximum level of quality is specified, the system defaults to a value of Low.

Adobe Flash uses timer services to update what is shown on the screen at a given time. A typical Adobe Flash timer interval value is between 4 and 50 milliseconds. By throttling, or prolonging, the interval, you can reduce the frame rate and thereby reduce bandwidth.

2 shows the available Adobe Flash throttling settings.

Table 2. Adobe Flash Throttling Settings

Throttling Setting

Description

Disabled

No throttling is performed. The timer interval is not modified.

Conservative

Timer interval is 100 milliseconds. This setting results in the lowest number of dropped frames.

Moderate

Timer interval is 500 milliseconds.

Aggressive

Timer interval is 2500 milliseconds. This setting results in the highest number of dropped frames.

Audio speed remains constant regardless of which throttling setting you select.