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Subject: Re: FLASH: preloading 82 10k movies
From: John Dowdell
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 22:16:19 +0100

At 12:49 PM 4/27/0, Anthony Faust wrote:
>I want to find a way to preload these movies while the user is idle or when
>the user is navigating the map. But when the user picks a hall, I want the
>preloading to stop and to load the movie of the hall the user selected.

The Shockwave Player makes relatively easy work of these advanced
media-handling schemes. There may be ways to put together a specific
approach for other tools, but what you describe is one of the central
abilities of Director and Shockwave.

Hmm... Jason raised a good point, are you actually seeking to preload
because it takes a long time to start? If so, then your design may preclude
the principles described here:
"How can I start SWFs quickly?"

But a 10K movie shouldn't take long to start up....


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