1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 19, 2006 11:51 AM by CatBandit

    Flash playback problems

      I am having an issue when playing back the flash file. The first slide of my movie is a topics slide that allows you to jump to various slides within the movie. My movie is about 160 slides and the flash file is about 2.2MB. As I try to jump further into the movie, the load time increases basically halting, Eventually giving me the following error:

      "A script in this movie is causing Macromedia Flash Player 8 to run slowly, If it continues to run, your computer may become unresponsive. Do you want to abort the script" and gives yes/no options.

      Could anyone help give some insight as to why this is happening.

        • 1. Re: Flash playback problems
          CatBandit Level 3
          Hi Sever9470,
          Without knowing the physical size (in pixels) of the movie, nor any information regarding size, formatting, quantity and type of objects it contains, I'll just take a wild guess that - at 160 slides - the only way this movie is going to run smoothly is if you preload 100% of it. In other words, your Captivate SWF is too large.

          That said, it is possible there are other issues as well, but as I suggested earlier, we really don't have enough information to do more than speculate. Because of the warning regarding Flash or Flash scripts (have you inserted SWF animations containing action-scripting - and if so, is the action-script written for version 1.0 (suppported) and not version 2.0 (not supported)??

          To summarize:
          1) Preload the entire movie (the preloader "defaultpreloader.FLA" can be modified in Flash and is located at):
          . C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Captivate\Gallery\Preloaders
          Change the default "60%" to "100%" to preload one-hundred percent before play begins.

          2) Make your movies shorter - as a general rule 160 slides is four (4) times the recommended number.

          3) Check for inserted SWF files that might contain AS 2.0 (or 3.0) because only action-script 1.0 is supported in Captivate.

          Hope this helps.

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