So here's my question. I know when I'm saving the .swf file that I can change it's layout size, quality, etc. But that's not really reducing the file size/load times of the actual file, is it, since the .swf is just "pulling in" the full .flv file? I can't really experiment to see if this is the case because it loads quickly for me in any case. If I'm right about this, how would I go about reducing the file size of the actual .flv file? I have Flash CS3. I don't see a way of directly editing the .flv file (layout size, quality, etc.). I've heard of external software that's supposed to be able to reduce .flv file sizes, but it seems like I should be able to do this in Flash. I'd rather not bother the AV people who originally sent me the file, but if you think this is the way to go, please let me know.
Please let me know if I'm on the right track. Thanks!