2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 6, 2006 8:48 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Load movie, delay play

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      How do i load an external .swf file into a movie clip, and delay the
      playing of said movie clip?

      I am able to load the .swf, but it plays right away. Although it works
      fine on my local hard drive, online it will take some time to load
      before playing. I need to get my timing down exactly.

      Any ideas?
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      Seth Meranda
      smeranda2<at>unl<dot>edu
        • 1. Re: Load movie, delay play
          Level 7


          Seth Meranda wrote:
          > How do i load an external .swf file into a movie clip, and delay the
          > playing of said movie clip?

          place stop(); in the first or whatever frame you want it stop.

          > I am able to load the .swf, but it plays right away. Although it works
          > fine on my local hard drive, online it will take some time to load
          > before playing. I need to get my timing down exactly.

          Set up preloader, get it to play only when entirely cached.
          Forum is full of 'preloader' posts, including samples...

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          Best Regards

          Urami


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          • 2. Re: Load movie, delay play
            Level 7
            I'm not sure the preloader will solve the issue...

            The .swf is setup to load on the fifth frame. Will the preloader (which
            occupies the first two frames) account for a .loadMovie on the fifth frame?

            In case it helps, the loaded .swf file is a file which loads an .flv
            file. So I have one main .swf file which loads child .swf file (which in
            turn loads an .flv file) on the fifth frame of the main .swf. Make sense?
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            Seth Meranda
            smeranda2<at>unl<dot>edu