I am working on a project that is mainly using software simulations. We create our content once and then customise which modules and some of the content and brand for each indivual customer and generally we provide them with the files to host on their network.
I really like the video demo in CP6 and thought this was going to be the way to work this but then realised that when we provde the customer with the fies they have the nice mp4's which aren't branded so it would make it easy for someone to get hold of these and use our content. I am therefore back to creating the content using automatic/manual recording which is all contained within the swf but it makes the file sizes much bigger which shouldn't be that much of an issue but the pre-loader doesn't really seem to be working - no matter what percentage I enter it takes the same amount of time to display.
Is there anyway to have each module as a seperate swf and only preload once its selected - I think that aggregator still preloads everything?
Is there something obvious I'm missing about the preload which would explain why it doesn't work? My audio files are chopped up not one big one and there is no fancy actions or anything.
Previously we have used flash to control the indivdual swfs but we need this content to be mobile friendly too.
Any suggestions or ways of achieving this that I haven't thought of would be appreciated!
You can use video demo slides in a normal CP-file as well, apply master slides to it, add a lot of objects to create the branding. Is this not sufficient? I posted two videos on YouTube (look for Lilybiri), perhaps this could show you an example of what I mean?
Preloaders only work when your content is being delivered over HTTP from a web server. If you are testing your content from a local hard drive or LAN server over TCP/IP then the preloaders will be non-functional. This also applies to Aggregator preloaders.
Thanks for your reply - I have added a lot of objects to the videos but with this project I am capturing the display of a mobile phone and then add a frame around it so the video demo does not take up the full stage - therefore the main branding etc sits on the captivate slide and toc rather than within the mp4. therefore someone could take the mp4's and put them in their own project etc.
I am also having an issue with the mp4 output, but for different reasons. When I view my swf/html video, I get errors and general slow playback once it hits the portions that are mp4. Have you witnessed this with your videos? Any idea on how to get around it?
One thing I forgot to ask: Is this project built from scratch in Cp6 or was it upgraded from an earlier version of Cp? If the latter, you may need to remove your current preloaders and set the path again to the Cp6 preloaders. Upgraded projects may still show the path to the old location of the preloaders from the previous version and this can be the reason they don't work at runtime. They're not found at publish time.