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    Scale Flash Presentation

    Hello,

    I am working on a flash presentation that will be burned onto CDs. I want people to be able to scale up the player of the movie, but have it keep the proper ratio and not show the stuff in the margins of the stage. I found stage.scaleMode = StageScaleMode.NO_BOARDER, which is close as it does not allow stuff on the margins to show, but I don't like how it will crop the top and bottom. Is there a way to have it force the scale and keep the margins from showing.

    Thanks!

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    *bump* can someone please help?

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    If you are looking for more info on the "scaling" options... from an old post:
    Here are examples of different scaling parameters available in the Publish settings. You can also add these parameters directly in the html (<param name="scale" value="noscale"). All the examples replace the actual Flash dimensions with 100% for both width and height (width="100%" height="100%"). These examples use the old <object> and <embed> to illustrate the different ways to scale Flash. Once you understand how it works I’d recommend that you use swfobject to place the Flash in your final project.
    View the source code for each page to see the full code.

    http://www.cidigitalmedia.com/tutori...exact_fit.html

    "exactFit" scales the file to fit exactly within the confines of the screen, irregardless if the movie becomes consequently distorted. The original aspect ratio is not maintained. So round things are not round and squares are not square.

    http://www.cidigitalmedia.com/tutori...e/noScale.html

    "noScale" is the default setting, and causes the movie to be displayed at the originally designed dimensions.

    http://www.cidigitalmedia.com/tutori...no_border.html

    "noBorder" causes the movie to be scaled to what ever dimensions are needed to have no border surrounding the movie within the player, which consequently could result in some of the movie being cut off from view. In other words, the movie will maintain the original aspect ratio and will fill the screen completely. But if the movie has to be streched wider to fill both sides of the screen, it will also stretch taller, but then some of the top and the bottom of the movie may be cut off from view.

    http://www.cidigitalmedia.com/tutori.../show_all.html

    "showAll" scales the movie to the size of the screen (which could cause pixelation if the file contains raster information), the difference between showAll and exactFit is that showAll mantains initial movie size proportions. Because it maintains the original aspect ratio, there can be space to the sides or the top and bottom. But everything always shows and they are not distorted. But notice the photo in the center, it becomes pixilated at larger screen resolutions.

    The trickiest part of trying to go full screen is that it’s difficult to make the Flash wider without making it taller also, that is, to maintain the correct proportions or aspect ratio of everything on the stage. These methods are just simple scaling accomplished with html. There are also methods to dynamically scale the stage and it’s elements using Actionscript… but that’s a much more complex undertaking.
    Best wishes,
    Eye for Video
    www.cidigitalmedia.com

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    Thanks eye for video. I think I am looking for more info on the much more complex way with action script. Do you have any links for that?

    Thanks again : )

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