Does it concern anyone else that the first playthrough of a new synth is almost universally 100% pixelated and low res?
It isn't usually until until the second time through that about 85% (if you're lucky) of the medium resolution proxies are loaded and even then, sometimes four or five playthroughs later, there are still some straggling images with the lowest resolution proxies still being used until you pause the slideshow, go back to that image, and rest on it until it loads.
I love Photosynth and am willing to put up with this, but I tend to wonder what goes through the minds of first time users.
After all, this doesn't happen when they play a video on the web and that's far more frames than the 200 maximum in a new synth.
I'm fully aware that the stills in typical synths are far and away higher quality than typical videos and that you're doing the best to show something + be usable while the synth continues to load.