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    preloading a video

    Hi people

    I have a video that is 1.2mb and rather then preloading the whole movie i was wondering if there was a way to actually show some of the movie while the rest is preloading.

    I'm not sure if this is classed a streaming or not.

    Thanks all hope some one lend a hand.

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    Well an advantage is that all .swf file stream, u dont have to wait untill it loads everything to see what you already have, (u will see as many frames as u have downloaded at the moment) thats because a flash movie .swf) is downloaded frame by frame, however the bad side is that the movie will freeze and go and so on, flash streaming depends on the info u have on each frame so if a frame is heavier then other it stops and thats when it freezes.
    It all comes down to this, it will stream without u doing anything to the file, just publish as a .swf
    HOpe that helps.

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    Last edited by eggler; 10-14-2009 at 02:01 AM.

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    thank you very much for your response.

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    Re: preloading a video

    Originally posted by flashateer

    I'm not sure if this is classed a streaming or not.

    Thanks all hope some one lend a hand.

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    At one point in time it was but as technology has advanced no its not. You might want to buffer just a bit of the movie, you know a few seconds depending on file size.

    1024 bytes in a MByte 8 bits per Byte. Dial up 33000 bits per second- Forget the 56k rating, that is rarely achieved.

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