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    File sizes flv vs. embedded swf

    Howdy.

    My company produces a large number of educational video clips. We are contemplating migrating our media delivery platform from RealMedia to flash video.

    Our decision to do this was...
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    Answer to question 1: No there is no way...

    Answer to question 1:

    No there is no way around this. Setting a symbol to export (so it can be attached) and setting it to import (so it can be shared) are mutally exclusive options (thank you,...
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    Like I said, Flash automatically creates a...

    Like I said, Flash automatically creates a variable and value for each variable/value pair in the query string. So if in the example above, I have an empty text field named "readout" and I put this...
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    There are lots of ways you could do this. This...

    There are lots of ways you could do this. This is my favorite because it works on most if not all current browser/platform combos.

    Append your dynamic URL as an HTTP query string on the movie...
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    Check out this from Macromedia's support site...

    Check out this from Macromedia's support site (Tech Note #14762):

    Issue :
    Attached sounds do not play if the SWF containing the sound is loaded using the loadMovie action.

    For example, the...
  6. Knock yourself out. I think we can straighten...

    Knock yourself out. I think we can straighten this thing out in short order.

    Sorry, I got some unsolicited e-mail so I've taken my address off. If you're still interested in my help reply to...
  7. Didn't work you say? Funny, it always works at...

    Didn't work you say? Funny, it always works at home...

    It might help to make your movie clip more than one frame long. Flash doesn't loop one frame movie clips. You can smooth your animation by...
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    An easy way to do what you want is to have each...

    An easy way to do what you want is to have each button set a value like :

    on (release) {
    stop ();
    loadMovie ("home.swf", _root.content);
    _root.homeFrame = "frameLabel";
    }

    and then hang...
  9. Let's break that block down a bit so you might be...

    Let's break that block down a bit so you might be able see what its trying to do.

    parentY = _root.parent._y;
    parentX = _root.parent._x;
    childY = _root.child._y;
    childX = _root.child._x;
    ...
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    This question has been posed and answered in this...

    This question has been posed and answered in this forum in the past. If you'll search the forum archives, you'll find the info you need in short order.
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    Hate to rain on y'all's parade BUT... ...

    Hate to rain on y'all's parade BUT...

    Communication between browser and flash (or any plugin for that matter) is NOT possible on the following platform/browser combos:

    Mac/IE (all versions of...
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    Create an object constructor to relate the...

    Create an object constructor to relate the choices.

    function Choice(pCeleb, pQuote){
    // pCeleb and pQuote are both references to the
    // appropriate movie clip ie (_root.movieclip_1,
    ...
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    If I'm understanding your situation, you're just...

    If I'm understanding your situation, you're just having some trouble reconciling group1's coordinate system with the main timeline's. Here's a quick fix:

    Somewhere in group1 you have some script...
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    While I sympathize with your problem and am new...

    While I sympathize with your problem and am new to this community myself, I can tell you that you're unlikely to get much help until you at least try to put your project together and come up with...
  15. Thread: OO question

    by caveDan
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    In actionScript you can assign functions to...

    In actionScript you can assign functions to objects (aka methods) in a couple of different ways.

    1) You can add a property to the object's prototype (all objects in actionScript are derived from a...
  16. It seems like you could hang your second button...

    It seems like you could hang your second button script :

    On (release) {
    to = "pea3698@hotmail.com";
    subject = "general information";
    loadVariables("http://www.aia-group.com/cgi-bin/u ...
  17. Thread: Loading movies

    by caveDan
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    That depends ... Are you wanting to load the...

    That depends ... Are you wanting to load the movie into a "level", that is to say your command looks like this?

    loadMovie("aURL.swf", _level[x]);
    or, simply
    loadMovie("aURL.swf");

    If you...
  18. Easy enough. Here's a simple function that...

    Easy enough. Here's a simple function that should be fairly efficient and effective:

    function randomizeArray(anArray){
    var returnArray = new Array();

    while (anArray.length > 0) {
    // set...
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    Unless I miss my guess you're just plain SOL...

    Unless I miss my guess you're just plain SOL until (maybe) a later version of Netscape. You see, Netscape uses this technology it called LiveConnect to communicate with plugins and java applets. ...
  20. Your problem is that at to increase velocity,...

    Your problem is that at to increase velocity, you're having to move the ball an ever increasing number of pixels per frame. At some point you're moving it past the target before your test occurs.
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