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.

Adobe Flash Quality Settings shows the available Adobe Flash render-quality settings.

Table 1. Adobe Flash Quality Settings

Quality Setting


Do not control

Quality is determined by Web page settings.


This setting results in the most bandwidth savings.


This setting results in moderate bandwidth savings.


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.

Adobe Flash Throttling Settings shows the available Adobe Flash throttling settings.

Table 2. Adobe Flash Throttling Settings

Throttling Setting



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


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


Timer interval is 500 milliseconds.


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.