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I think you might get some help if you go to:
... look for example at the External SWF Preloader tutorial. It will show
you have to create a preloader for loading an external SWF file. I didn't
read all the details of the problems you are facing, but normally when there
is a problem with a preloader not working, it is because the code is not
done correctly. So check out that tutorial. (I believe some technology used
in that tutorial requires Flash 7 player, btw).
"MrIzzard" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hiya there
> I've tried hunting through other forum posts, tutorials and being abused
> bitter Middle Eastern 'web helpers' in chatrooms - and still no joy...
> you know the answer! My level of knowledge with Flash is fairly good, but
> limited when it comes to PreLoaders.
> <b><u>THE ISSUE</b></u>
> Well i've built quite a weighty SWF that has buttons that play audio, and
> to be embedded in a web page. I need a preloader for it, but from
> i've found out that it'd need to be an external one as the main SWF is so
> I'd ideally like it to be a simple one using the Flash components (oh, i'm
> using Flash 8 - and my end users will hopefully need Flash player 6 to
> I thought i'd solved it as the test movie and publish work a treat, but
> it's in the real web page, the bar doesn't move, then the main movie
> loads anyway, and both graphics are displayed together!
> You can see what happens at the moment with this link - you're looking
> the blue box just on the left hand side, just under "VOICES"
> <b><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge
> href=" http://www.keepholding.com/examplesinner2.htm">www.keepholding.com/example
> Now, either 1 of 2 things would have happened - and this is where the
> confusion arises!
> <b>ONE - </b>
> The above issue (bar doesn't movie, then movie loads and you see it all at
> <b>TWO - </b>
> It works fine! I see it not working at my home PC, but works fine at work!
> this to do with the IE update with the ActiveX controls ho harr? At home
> running the latest IE update, but i don't think work are - they're on Ver.
> To get around the IE update issue of that grey box appearing around the
> movie, i'ved added the following script into the web page...
> <b><SCRIPT src="<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge
> href=" http://keepholding.com/ieupdate.js"">http://keepholding.com/ieupdate.js"</
> Then the "ieupdate.js" file is on my server.
> But one thing i noticed when the page seemed to operate properly on my
> pc, is that even though the 2 boxes of buttons (the "VOICES" on the left
> "MUSIC" on the right) are roughly the same file size, the MUSIC set (with
> preloader yet) actually loads much quicker, and the VOICES seems to take
> longer now!!
> <b>So, my questions...</b>
> 1) What happens when YOU clck on the link? And do you have any idea why
> may be a difference in what the user experiences?
> 2) In the case where the preloader DOES work, is there anything that can
> done to quicken up the loading?
> 3) In the case where the preloader DOESN'T work, what could be done to fix
> that? Is it something you've come across before?
> I know i've rambled on a lot here, but i wanted to give you as much info
> possible first. If you need anything else to help you better understand
> issue - like the action script i've used in the preloader etc, please let
> Thank you for any help in advance