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  1. [F8] Click flash first before it is interactive???

    When I view my flash page online it forces me to click on the area that is flash before I can actually interact with any of the buttons or text fields.

    Is there a way to tell the browser to...
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    Pentium Setting for Video Editing.

    I just reformatted my harddrive and was tempted to turn off the hyperthreading option on the Pentium 3.4. I do a lot of video editing for Flash projects. Does anyone know when it is better to have...
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    Sound loops.

    I was wondering if anyone can make a suggestion for a great program to create sound loops in. I basically want to make a drum/bass track with some basic melody as well.

    Thanks.
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    E-mail via getURL

    For some reason I can not get a window to open up using

    on (release) {
    getURL("mailto:blah@blah.blah");
    }

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    I am using Outlook Express.
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    Argh, stupid cd-rom...

    I am going nuts. I really need to keep the CD-Rom spinning for the duration of my Flash movie. It cuts the load time of the video clips to about a third. I have tried using setInterval to load a...
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    Thanks, that is good stuff. It didn't do what I...

    Thanks, that is good stuff. It didn't do what I was hoping it would do, however. I am trying to trick the cd-rom into staying spinning during the Flash movie so that the video clips load much...
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    Time based action.

    Is there some way to have Flash perform an action, like loadMovie, based on the getSeconds command and have it perform the task once every five seconds?

    I want it to happen even if the movie is...
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    Faster loadMovie times from CD.

    I obtained a presentation cd that was made with Director that keeps the cd spinning the entire time so that it can load video without waiting for the cd to spool up to full speed. This cuts down on...
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    Keeping the CD spinning?

    I have a presentation cd that was made with Director that keeps the cd spinning the entire time so that when it loads video it does not need to spool up the cd. This cuts down on load time a lot.
    ...
  10. OK, I just read one of the sticky messages above...

    OK, I just read one of the sticky messages above and upgraded my Flash Player to Flash 6.79. It now works even on a P2 300Mhz laptop with 64 megs of ram. I am a very happy man. A lesson learned in...
  11. Can someone help me with memory issues.

    I am making an interactive cd with about 9 short video clips. Each clip is about 9 megs. I am calling each video into a movie clip using loadMovie and running them one at a time as the user selects...
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    What I did to get around this was to create a...

    What I did to get around this was to create a frame with the window where the video would go and then I put the graphic, "Loading..." in that window. On the next frame on the timeline I made the...
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    Does loadmovie cache the video?

    I was just testing out my project and noticed that the first time I clicked on a button to view a video clip (about 7 megs) it accessed the cd where the project lives. The next time I came back to...
  14. If it is not to much of a pain, could you e-mail...

    If it is not to much of a pain, could you e-mail me your preloader so I can see how it works?

    johnfreyman@comcast.net

    Thank you,
    John
  15. When does the Flash Projector begin playing?

    I am trying to get the concept of a preloader. It seems like everyone just places the preloader in scene 1. Does Flash begin playing as soon as it has completely loaded scene 1, regardless of...
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    I have just been exporting from Squeeze directly...

    I have just been exporting from Squeeze directly to swf and it has been working great. As a matter of fact, way better than I had expected. I love Squeeze, by the way! It does such a great job of...
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    Never mind. It works, I was just messing...

    Never mind. It works, I was just messing something up.

    Thanks.
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    Masking a loadMovie video clip.

    I would love to mask a movie clip that I am loading a swf file into using loadMovie. Is this possible? Currently I have a mask layer and the target MC on a layer beneath the mask, but the loaded...
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    I have found that Flash will take in a huge file...

    I have found that Flash will take in a huge file without any problem (3 or 4 megs is no problem, Most of the ones I am loading in are 8 megs, but I am working from a cd, not over the net). The...
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    Thank you.

    That is great stuff. Thanks for the help. Option 2 works perfectly for me.

    John
  21. Thread: flv or swf

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    flv or swf

    I am creating a flash project on cd with about 10 video clips about 8 megs each. I am using Flash MX. Currently I am turning the video clips into swf files and then using loadMovie. What is flv...
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    Volume control across scenes.

    I have created a really nice volume slider which uses globaltolocal to get its relative position along the slider track and it then uses setvolume. I would like to maintain the current volume across...
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    Turning a mask into a button.

    I would like to turn a mask into a button. The mask is masking a MC that goes into action when the mouse rolls over it. I can tell it to behave like a button, but when I click on it it does not do...
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    Is there any advantage to using loadMovieNum over...

    Is there any advantage to using loadMovieNum over loadMovie? It seems like they are pretty much the same thing, except one requires a target MC and the other places the swf on a level.

    Any...
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    Position of loadMovieNum

    When you load an swf file into a level instead of an instance of a movie clip, is it still possible to tell it where to position it?

    I tried placing this bit of code in various places, but it...
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