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    flash movies like quicktime?

    I'm trying to figure out how to make flashmx movies that are simular to quicktime movies that have a 'loading bar' that shows you how much has loaded meanwhile you can play up to the point that's loaded.

    (not a preloader)

    I have heard that this is possible in MX. Is this called streaming..if not what is it called? Can anyone point me in the right direction or to a tutorial? Someone suggested I get 'Squeeze' for this but the trial version didn't seem to do it...I'm sure I'm leaving out an important step or two.

    thanks for any help!

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    Its just a preloader thing ( using getBytesLoaded() ) that is visible thruout the movie.
    Without any stop actions in the movie the swf will "stream" (progressive download ) automatically, playing whats been loaded.

    So you just need an ordinary preloader bar showing the percentage of the current download.

    To have it show and be independent of the main timeline and scenes you could have it load into another _level and monitoring the _level 0 progres from there.

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    Thanks Pellepiano!

    I'll give this a try.

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    Pellepiano (or anyone) do you know of a tutorial or fla that deals with this issue?

    I've looked and have only been able to find regualar preloader tutorials and don't know how to implement the 'progressive preloader' function.

    thanks.

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    Geres a start for you. Two bars showing how much is loaded and where the playhead is , relatively.

    In your main movie have this in your first frame to load the "monitor".....

    loadMovieNum("monitor_loading.swf", 1);

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