I've just converted a presentation that was initially made
for CD but
now will be Shockwave to be delivered over the web. I was
wondering if I
should be doing anything special to load my files. My
includes DCRs (quite small generally less than 100K), CCTs
generally small but have one main shared cast that's 550K
with wuite a
number of shared images) and FLVs (one per DCR). My FLVs can
small, around 550KB. But some are between 2-3MB. I even have
is 16MB. May have to edit that one. My FLVs were created
through Flash 8
and have used the template player it creates. So, I import
the SWF into
Director and that is linked to the FLV as created by Flash.
I don't have any preload scripts. I am just linking my movies
Testing a little while ago and jumping quickly between
movies, I got a
Shockwave Error - contact administrator type thing.
Anyway, any advice on the best way to set this up on a site
Linked casts can be a pain a shockwave - especially when they
contain scripts not used in the score.. A simple approach is create
a loader movie that preloads the external casts before going to the
movie that uses the casts. So, in your case, create an 'index'
movie that preloads the big(ish) external cast. Once that cast is
loaded, jump to your first movie.
Thanks Luke for that. Lucky I don't have any scripts in the
shared casts not used
in the score.
I've got an 'intro' movie that then links to a 'menu' movie.
I thought a simple way
to preload the biggish shared cast is - in the 'menu' movie
(which has that cast
linked), I changed the Cast Preload property to 'Before Frame
One'. I know from
using that in a projector, the first movie will hold on its
last frame while the
second movie preloads. Do you think this type of preload
would be sufficient along
what you were suggesting?
On the web if a shared cast is preloaded, will it stay in
memory when you link to a