I am having difficulty with my SWF videos (usually approx.
10-20 secs long). When I play them locally, there is no
issue, but when viewed from the Breeze server (or when
unpackaged from a.zip file on our
school's Blackboard server) the SWF video (usually on slide
#1) will begin playing and then after a few
seconds will restart from the beginning. I'm wondering if it
begins playing and then restarts after the entire
SWF is loaded? I've tried various remedies (both in the SWF
scripting and the Breeze set up) but to no
avail. Has anyone else experienced this and discovered a
The problem lies with the way breeze handles embedded flash
In Breeze 5 all flash content is preloaded to allow more
seemless integration of Flash content. After content is loaded it's
told to go to and play frame 1 when a slide is reached.
so with a video on slide one you movie is being loaded it's
starting to stream then it's done loading and then it's told to
gotoandplay(1) but it's already on fram 20 so you get that jump.
So as weird as it sounds...put a stop action on frame 1 so
your movie doesn't play at all. then when it's loaded breeze will
tell it to gotoandplay(1) and it will play normally without that
and an aside if you're ever developing interactive flash
pieces with button interactions on frame 1 you should extend all
that to frame 2 with a stop action. so that when breeze tells it to
gotoandplay(1) when you come to that slide it doesn't play past
your frame one stop action and your user interactions.