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did you produce the flash movies, and if so what was the sound setting? If the sound isn't set to stream that could be the problem. I can comment on the pre-load other than to say we've produced movies with lots of embedded SWFs and did not preload them.
Yes, the sound is streamed in the flash movie. I should also have mentioned that when the streamed WAVis playing I have a music score inside the flash movie and an animated line following the score. This all seems to work fine in Director until after a while the animated line following the score starts to look jittery and stops moving elegantly through the score. Typical Flash movie sizes are around 3Mb.
What extra lingo would you recommend for importing into Director? Should I be loading and unloading them for good memory management.
Any help much appreciated.
I'm afraid we're not doing anything special with code. Our movies are smaller which makes me wonder whether compression of the audio for the SWFs might help. Also-- this is a shot in the dark as I'm guessing you haven't seen the same problem playing the SWFs outside of Director, but Flash does have a frame limit. I've run into this limit before and everything would work prior to reaching that limit and then all hell would break loose.
Sorry I can't be of more help.
i've only used embeded swf files for gui, not complex animations so i can't offer an advice. but as an "outsider looking in" i would ask if the frame rates for the flash and director pieces are the same, and if you've considered mp3 vice wav to reduce file size?
Hi Ex Malterra
Thanks for your comments - While I'm using WAV as the original sound files in Flash, I'm publishing and converting them to the highest quality mp3. Since the WAV file size was huge, regrettably. I've already lost considerable sound quality from WAV to mp3 and now trying to salvage the animation.