situation: 100users, over a dozen sites, all connected by thinclients to Windows Terminal servers on various 1.5/256 or 2m/2m links.
I have currently blocked the loading of flash content on websites in IE7 by group policy, to preserve bandwidth - ThinClients are not too good at rendering streaming video. This has been fine for the past 4 years, but now, more and more websites are neglecting to offer up non flash content in lieu to browse their sites.
Firefox has a plug-in to allow the user to CLICK ON flash content containers, to have them load on demand, but the plugin doesn't play nicely for all users and has to be added manually by each user it seems - anyone on a termserv environment done this?
is there any other options you know of that will make this possible (ie: to only load individual flash content on demand by the user, and therefor they will understand why their session is slow)? What about another browser? I have played with Opera, and Chrome, (but Chrome doesn't load on my terminal servers nicely, graphics appear truncated)
Or, is there a way to make flash content play nicely on lowspec, low bandwidth thin clients?
Any hints or tips for young players?