Chromebook Input Lag (OpenGL/ Hardware Acceleration Issue?)

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Device information located at the end.

I'm a big fan of this app. But for the past 6-8 months, there has been major input lag on my Chromebook device. This isn't a hardware issue, for I've used this app before. I've emailed Flipaclip 4-5 times but the issue hasn't been resolved. It seems like Flipaclip doesn't use OpenGL on android yet. They have it on IOS but havn't yet ported it over. Here is the email:


Hello Leo,

Apologies for any delay in getting back to you. We do thank you for the screen recording you've sent. Android apps running on Chrome OS is something fairly new and there seems to be a bug on the app. The reason behind this is because something was removed or added hardware acceleration to the Android app. Other apps used OpenGL for drawing and on Android we don't use that yet. We do on iOS and soon we hope to port that engine which is super fast!

Alternatively, you can check if there's a Chrome OS option to enable/disable hardware acceleration on the app. Hope this helps!

Please let us know if you need any further assistance. Thank you!


If you guys know anything that might help, please let me know. I'm eager to use the app again. 

Samsung Chromebook Pro (Gen 1)

Google Chrome OS (Version 69.0.3497.95 Official Build [Beta] 64-Bit)
Heavy input lag with both touch and stylus. All other functions work fine. 


Issues with Accelerated 2D Canvas, Hardware-accelerated Video Decode, and/or OpenGL/WebGl perhaps? I'm not sure. This happens every time. Wasn't always like this. Ever since one of the updates, it's been lagging heavily and I can't use the app I paid for. 

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Jona
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Thanks for writing us about this! Also, sorry took half year to respond!

We are getting a Chromebook to start testing the app now that GooglePlay is officially being included with Chromebooks. We will also be testing the new draw engine which hopefully runs smoothly. It would be great if you become a beta tester so when we release a beta version with the new engine you can check it out.

Opt-in link:

https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.vblast.flipaclip

Jona
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Thanks for writing us about this! Also, sorry took half year to respond!

We are getting a Chromebook to start testing the app now that GooglePlay is officially being included with Chromebooks. We will also be testing the new draw engine which hopefully runs smoothly. It would be great if you become a beta tester so when we release a beta version with the new engine you can check it out.

Opt-in link:

https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.vblast.flipaclip

Jona
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Thanks for writing us about this! Also, sorry took half year to respond!

We are getting a Chromebook to start testing the app now that GooglePlay is officially being included with Chromebooks. We will also be testing the new draw engine which hopefully runs smoothly. It would be great if you become a beta tester so when we release a beta version with the new engine you can check it out.

Opt-in link:

https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.vblast.flipaclip

Just got the device and yes, drawing is slow. But good news the new draw engine works like a charm! We'll be doing more testing and update here anything new.

sitrusfruits
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Just got the device and yes, drawing is slow. But good news the new draw engine works like a charm! We'll be doing more testing and update here anything new.

Thank you for responding! I honestly lost hope a bit a while back but it makes me really happy to see this being picked up again. I joined as a beta tester and I'm looking forward to seeing how this all goes! 

Beth Pratt

Hi guys,

My daughter is  a huge user of flip a clip. For her birthday I got her Samsung chromebook plus especially for her art. We added flip a clip on it and she is having the same lagging problem as above. Is there anything she can do to fix it? Thanks so much.

Dusan Kolic
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Hi guys,

My daughter is  a huge user of flip a clip. For her birthday I got her Samsung chromebook plus especially for her art. We added flip a clip on it and she is having the same lagging problem as above. Is there anything she can do to fix it? Thanks so much.

Hi Beth,

We are working on a new drawing engine which should make the app much smoother.

Best,
Dusan

trashtrashboi

it works fine it just won't let me add audio and when it does it says there is an error

Beth Pratt
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Hi Beth,

We are working on a new drawing engine which should make the app much smoother.

Best,
Dusan

Any idea when that will be launched. She really misses your app and checks all the time to see if it works better. FYI she has tried about every other animation app out there and nothing is as good as flip a clip to her.

Dusan Kolic
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Any idea when that will be launched. She really misses your app and checks all the time to see if it works better. FYI she has tried about every other animation app out there and nothing is as good as flip a clip to her.

Hi Breth,

A new drawing engine should be released beginning of next year (in a couple of months).
In the meantime, she can try to disable Canvas Rotation from FlipaClip settings, it should make app a bit smoother for her.

Elior Nagar
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Hi Breth,

A new drawing engine should be released beginning of next year (in a couple of months).
In the meantime, she can try to disable Canvas Rotation from FlipaClip settings, it should make app a bit smoother for her.

its been a few months, and I'm still having problems with the input lag. I'm dealing with it for now, but please fix this bug soon. I want to be able to animate smoother

Beth Pratt

we are still having an issue as well with the lag.