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FLV in a linked Movie Clip slow to show at runtime

Feb 2, 2014 2:25 PM

Hi All,

I have a linked FLV in a FLVPlayback, inside a movie clip that is a child of my main timeline. Let's call it 'redBoxMovie'. I have bitmaps on the stage and the redBoxMovie. I would like the first frame of the redBoxMovie to be visible on the stage along with the bitmaps as soon as the flash movie shows in the web browser. However, when I open the swf in the browser I see the bitmaps for about a 1/2 second before the first frame of the redBoxMovie.

 

Is that because it's a linked flv? Is there any way to assure everything shows on the stage at the same time (bitmaps and flv)?

Thanks

 
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  • kglad
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    Feb 2, 2014 3:27 PM   in reply to paul_james123

    create a poster frame.  use google for help.

     
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  • kglad
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    Feb 5, 2014 9:48 AM   in reply to paul_james123

     

    Ok so it looks like you're referring to the method of placing a screenshot of the flv on the stage in front of the flv so that users don't notice that the flv loads more slowly than the other bitmaps on the stage, right?

    yes

     

    Looks like I'll have to do this (since embedding the flv in the main swf, which avoids the slow-to-show problem, is not recommended).

    that's also correct (and it will make your entire swf load slower).

     

    Thanks Kglad.

    you're welcome.

     
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