Audio Playback Bug Fixed in Flash Player 10.0.22.87

Get the Latest Flash PlayerOn December 1, 2008 I posted an article about a playback bug in Adobe Flash Player version 10.0.12.36. At that time I was encoding a majority of my audio clips at 48kHz and 24bit, then compressing the MP3 versions to 192kbps. This caused the audio to playback in the Flash player poorly with considerable amounts of warping and distortion. Since then I have been down-sampling my clips to 44.1kHz and 16bit before creating the MP3 to avoid the issue. Although the fix came out early in February, I think I will continue doing this for the time being, until most readers have had time to upgrade their Flash plugins. If you ever look at archived or random entries, I’d suggested upgrading so you don’t experience the playback problems.