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Quick question: Whats the best iPage web hosting site to use for my business? Thanks in advance for any answer or 2. My other question... Why do webpages with SWF (Flash) files jitter / shake / rattle when you scroll? Take an ordinary webpage, stick words and graphics on it, stick (embed) a Flash file near the top, and when I move up & down, it seems like the Flash part will take an extra second to move with the page, like it hops up, to catch up. When the component with Flash is completely off the screen, and you scroll still keeping Flash offscreen, the page scrolls normally, no jittering at all..

I can't provide any pictures, only describe it feels like it's lagging behind. This seems only to afflict Internet Explorer 5.5 here, but not Netscape 4.73..

Here's an example site.

Http://www.gamers.com/game/1016311..

It has a rotating S/Smilie, and an advertisment on the right side..

If I recall correctly, this happens also with EMBEDDED MIDIs and WAVs. A friend's page has a midi auto playing at the bottom of.

Http://www.geocities.com/zerothelegend.

Again, not sure, think it may affect IE only..

I don't think this is a Flash question so much.

As it is an EMBEDDED file question..

Do other people suffer this? Is it IEs fault? Is it the pluggins fault? Any comments!? It's very annoying!..

Comments (8)

I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I find an decent answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could assist you..

Comment #1

I like that analogy, it makes sense to me...

Comment #2

This happened to my computer as well..

I had a PIII 1GHz w/512MB RAM. I had a cheap-@$$ video card. I finally laid down the dough for a Radeon 8500 and I thank God every day that I did..

I no longer get flashing Flash. It all scrolls smoothly now...

Comment #3

I have an AMD-K6, 533 MHz, 64 RAM, eight of which is being used for the video card, so really 56 RAM...

Comment #4

I don't know what the video requirements are for Flash files to display prperly, but I do know that my old card had very limited 3D capability and was not DirectX compatible. My new Radeon is a great 3D card and has DirectX 8.1 compatibility. So, I can't really say for sure what caused the problem to begin with and what fixed it with the new card. I guess it'll just be a little trial and error on your part..

Good luck...

Comment #5

Flash isn't video... it's vector animation. Mathematical formulae that move line drawings. So, as a result it is processor intensive, and not so heavy on the video card...

Comment #6

Do the makers of Flash, Macromedia, recommend system specifications to avoid the jitters?..

Comment #7

Well, technically no.... since it is YOU the user that is causing the undue strain to the machine...

Comment #8

Your reasoning makes sense, but how do you explain the sudden change on my system after only upgrading my video card?..

Comment #9


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.