Shockwave speed tests?

March 5th, 2006

With the recent introduction of new Intel-based Macs, the upcoming Flash Xtra, the permanently under development Windows Vista (and its six versions), the multiple versions of the Shockwave plug-in, and the myriad of browsers out there, I was thinking it would really be nice to have a Shockwave benchmark test out there somewhere.

Does anyone already have one or know of one?

Finding/creating one that tests a wealth of the features in Director would be very useful. Much of the work I do is not a real stress on most computers, and the things I most worry about are vectorShapes and the speed of lingo when dealing with lists and various math functions. Others have to deal with the much more demanding 3D stuff and imaging lingo. But testing on new systems is always needed.

It would also be great if the test could send the results back to a database with some basic system info just so you get an idea if your computer is out of the ordinary.

I dug around and found a few tests out there:

I’ll put a simple one together for my own testing in the next few days (and put that up here), since I recently got a new Intel-based iMac at work for compatibility checks and such. It will be interesting to see how it does when running under Rosetta in Safari.

If anyone knows of any other tests out there, drop me a line at multimediaguy at gmail.

Entry Filed under: Daily thoughts

No Comments yet Add your own

  • 1. Mark Jackson  |  January 11th, 2007 at 7:40 am

    Sreen capture is a great way to show other people waht is going on on your screen. You can capture whole screenshots or partial screen shots. I have been developing this to introduce video to my customers by taking things one step further and displaying moving screen shots or video of the actual screen. This is great for training purposes and showcaseing products on your website. With the explosion in video on the web with sites such as mysapce and utube (wonder why Google bought them???) surfers will come to expect video on your website. Over the coming years you will be left behind if you dont have video on your site. Now to get into putting video on your site can be expensive. There are two routes to rake.
    1) Get someone to do if proffesionally. This will cost at a minimum $1000 to start, not cheap. The big boys can afford this but for most website owners this is too expensive.
    2) Do it yourself. It is not as hard as it seems. There are lots of products out there that will do the job. The problem is you have to master all the bells and whistles. Camtasia is the market leader in this type of product and costs $300. It takes a little while to figure it out but once you have a handle on things its pretty staright forward. There is a much simpler version out there called Camstudio which is an old stripped out version that will allow you to put your toe in the water for less than $20. It does not have all the bells na dwhistles of Camtasia but ot does prodcue qulaity videos that you can upload to your website. Once you are happy that video is going to qork for you then you can purchase the full version from Camtasia.
    you can see the budget version here

Leave a Comment


Required, hidden

Some HTML allowed:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

Director Sites


March 2006
« Feb   Apr »


Recent Posts

Recent Comments