New to Flash so, please, condescend; You cannot talk on a low
enough level for me.
I have a video gallery of eight .swf video clips. AutoPlay is
off on all of them (they're designed to play with a Play button).
Trouble is, as soon as the page is opened, all eight of them begin
downloading simultaneously, so when the user attempts to play a
clip, it stutters endlessly because seven other clips are in the
process of downloading at the same time. Is there anyway to keep
the clips from downloading until the user clicks the play button?
Also, I'd like to put a buffer delay of about 10 seconds
after the play button is clicked. Everything I can find on a buffer
in Flash says to change the BufferTimer in the components
inspector. But I HAVE NO BUFFERTIMER IN THE COMPONENTS INSPECTOR!!
I've got Align, AutoPlay, CuePoints, etc., but no BufferTimer! Do I
have a faulty version of Flash CS3? ;-P Where can I find the
BufferTimer, how do I install it, whatever I need to do.
Someone. Anyone. This doesn't seem like a difficult thing I'm
trying to do: create a flash video gallery that doesn't try to
download every video all at once. If this is more difficult than it
seems, it would seem to be a severe limitation of the software. I'm
just about ready to revert to Quicktime, admittedly simpler and
bare-bones but a much more user-friendly video player.