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Getting an average FPS on a netstream

Situation: I have a video stream through a flash server that the sender can update the quality of the video.

Problem: The receiver of the video stream may be on a dial-up connection and thus gets a very low framerate. I have code to detect if the receiver is disconnected from the server, however I would like to have an event that can fire if the average framerate drops below a predefined number. I do not want to use an interval because the interval speed would need to be high thus causing browser crashing or the page functioning slowly.

Final: I would basically like an event that tells me that a frame has been received and thus I can provide messaging that tells the sender to lower the quality.
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fredshovelCommented:
Resolution is much more a factor in quality than frame rate. Most professional companies put varying copies of the video for varying audience speeds.
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wfsdesignAuthor Commented:
Thanks fredshovel, unfortunately the videos are not created by the company they are live stream broadcasts from individuals so we allow the individual to choose whether they want high resolution or high framerates, what I need is a way to inform if the settings are too high for the users connection.
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fredshovelCommented:
The best site I've ever seen for delivering great videos -- even at dial-up speed is this Australian site. I would take a very close look at what they are doing. You can download their videos if you want to analyse them. http://www.abc.net.au/tv/newinventors/inventions/
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wfsdesignAuthor Commented:
The only solution I was able to use was using the setInterval method to check the FPS and bufferLength to display messaging to the user. Unfortunately this will hender users with slower machines but I did not find any events that would help this situation.
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