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Subject: Re: FLASH: Question about Load Movie and Tell Target
From: Marc Hoffman, Poison Dart Frog Media
Date: Sat, 29 May 1999 17:58:54 +0100

At 11:31 PM 5/27/99 -0300, you wrote:
>Good Evening,
>Would someone please enlighten me as to when it is better to use Tell Target
>and when to use Load Movie?

I would add to Dorian's response that there's the issue of sharing library
elements. A loaded movie must have its own library, and therefore may be
duplicating (downloading a second time) elements already in the first
movie. But, as Dorian says, the primary consideration will be whether the
user can request large chunks of content in random order, in which case
LoadMovie saves having to download it all at once.

With either method, a movie clip or a movie that is downloaded can start in
a blank, stopped frame. It will continue to load but will not display until
TellTarget tells it to Play. So really the choice is between Load Movie and
using Movie Clips (not TellTarget, which may be used in either case), and
preloading is possible with either method.

Marc Hoffman

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