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managing output size in flash player 10

Jun 30, 2012 6:00 PM

I have created a SWF movie but when I maximise flash player 10 it blows the frames up to about 250%.

 

How can I force it to only make them 100% size when maximising?

 
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    Jul 1, 2012 6:16 AM   in reply to vampyricus

    So is this on a Web page? Are you using the "Full Screen" button on the Flash player? or are you maximizing the Web browser?

    Either way, we really need to see the Web page.

    How can I force it to only make them 100% size when maximising?

     

    So you do NOT want to go full screen or maximize?

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    Jul 1, 2012 7:56 AM   in reply to vampyricus

    Without seeing the actual page I may be misunderstanding the problem and what exactly you are trying to do.... But here goes.... guessing for the most part.

    If by:

    This is in flash player 10 itself .... when I press the maximise button on the application

    You mean that you test in Flash using Control/Enter and then you click the "maximize" icon in the top right of the window.....The player window will fill the screen, enlarging to whatever size screen you happen to have?

    This is just the default action when doing that process and has NOTHING at all to do with how the .swf will display on a Web page... that only happens when testing directly in that manner.

    The Flash display dimensions on the Web page are set by the code you are using on the Web page, not by any actons you may do while testing the .swf directly in Flash Player.

    however most of them are partially cut off and most are sitting along the left edge of the web page

    What do you mean by "cut off"? are part of the images below the opening screen? and there is no scroll bar to scroll down and see the rest of the image?

    What are the pixel dimensions of your Flash stage?

    Do all the images correctly fit on the stage? none are hanging off stage?

    What exactly do you mean by "sitting along the left edge of Web page"? Is the Web page wide enough to display all the images? Are the images all over on the left when viewed in Flash Control/Enter? all on the stage?

    To be of much further help, we need to at the very least, specific answers to the questions above and to see the code for the entire Web page. You can just copy and paste that in your reply.

    Best wishes,

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    Jul 1, 2012 9:43 AM   in reply to vampyricus

    There are several ways to accomplish what you are wanting to do.

    Currently are all 40 images just added into the main timeline? or are you using external images and loading each separately only when needed, using an external xml file or something like that?

    Loading all 40 images at once into a Web page could make for a very large, very slow loading Web page. What size is the published .swf file now?

    How many different sized images are there? Do they have to stay different sizes or can you resize them all to one dimension?

    however the images are still left justified instead of centred in the webpage.

    Is this for all the images or just those smaller than the stage dimensions? and the stage is set to 912 x 609?

     
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    Jul 1, 2012 11:05 AM   in reply to vampyricus

    4.35 MB is pretty darn large for a single .swf if you want to download over the Internet. It may take longer than some viewers want to wait. For non-Internet use... it's not a problem.

    For non-internet delivery, "Publish" as a Flash Projector file:

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5942407_create-projector-files-adobe-flash.htm l

    One simple way to center the existing images is use the "Align & Info & Transform" panel. Click on an image and "Align horizontal center", then "Align vertical center". You should be able to correctly align them all in just a few minutes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUonDoT7aLA

    This doesn't do anything about file size, since all images are built into the main timeline.

    To solve that problem, you'll need to look into loading external images, using xml for example.

    What that basically is.... an image holder movie clip on the stage and using actionscript, external images are loaded in, one or two at at time, therby greatly reducing the .swf file size and download time.

    There are dozens of Flash slideshow examples available on the net if you choose that route (just Google Flash slidesho)... or you can code your own.

    All depends on the time you want to invest and your skill level.

    But having so many different image sizes will complicate things a little.

    All depends on the time you want to invest and your skill level.

    Best wishes,

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    Jul 2, 2012 6:35 AM   in reply to vampyricus

    The simplest way is to just center each image by hand, as you did originally.

    As for making all the images the same size... and using an automated slide show..... the "image holder" in the .fla should be the same size for all images.

    One way to get all images the same size is to determine what the largest image is...912x609 or whatever...

    then use a photo editing program like PhotoShop, create a "New" document 912 x 609 px, with a background color to match the stage color you are using in Flash....

    Then place each image smaller than 912x609 (one at a time of course) in the very center of that PhotoShop doc. Save as a .jpg.

    Now all images will be exactly the same size, 912 x 609. The former smaller images now have a background around them that matches exactly the backgound color of the Flash stage.

    Now you can use a single, standard size "image holder" movie clip in your Flash .fla. This will allow you to position all the images correctly and load all the images from external files.... such as a Flash xml slideshow.

    Best wishes,

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