I'm going to apologise in advance for clearly showing our
poor knowledge of Flash from a technical perspective, so here
We are designing a lot of banners, rectangles and promotional
ad's for client sites. These are not placed externallly to our
clients sites, but appear on areas within their own sites such as
the home page and other key screens.
Increasingly, as well as using 'traditional' Flash elements
in animation we are using a bit of video, some audio etc. all
integrated into the banner with other Flash animated elements, as
opposed to running just pure FLV video. Currently, we are using
preloaders to load all the content into the users cache before the
animation plays. Because they are banners, we are not using typical
FLV player controllers and they are generally .swf's not .flv's.
Is there a way we can 'stream' .swf's so that the animations
don't have to download fully before they play?
We are thinking about server side streaming so that the
animation does not stop and start, such as if it were progressively
downloaded instead of streamed.
Obviously, we have seen a lot of Flash Comms Server providers
who offer streaming of FLV's but wondered if we could also stream
.swf's and how this may be done? Can a Flash Comms server solution
which streams FLV's also stream .swf's?