If I use something like "member("myVideo").preLoad()" to get
loaded, is there any way to determine it's loading progress?
to show a progress bar as it's loading, but I don't know how
to tell how
far along it is in its loading process.
Is this for the web or for a projector? If this is for a
there's no need to preload. The only thing that will be
be the header information. That's something like 130 bytes
and so it's
meaningless. Director uses a guest application, QT, windows
player, to play video. The video file streams through
Director on it's
way to the guest player. The more available memory, the
playback will be. You may want to purge as much memory as
before you play a video, but with most computers having 512
meg to 1 gig
of memory, this isn't really a problem anymore.
If you are working with a shockwave file from the web, QT
stream from the server in much the same way as it will from a
source. Look at tech note tn_14016 for more info on that.