5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 28, 2009 10:23 PM by kglad

    Starting/streaming/loading/playing large SWF video files...


      I have recently "inherited" several websites that feature 1 to 10 minute video animations in SWF format. One of my challenges is to get these files to appear or play in a timely manner so that the viewer does not loss interest as it is loading. My questions will start with file size. Does anyone know of any software or techniques to reduce or minimize the size of published SWF files while still maintaining high quality video output? Second, how about this business of preloading. I don't really understand that term but my thinking is that if a large movie could be loading while another, shorter, movie is playing, or a graphic displaying, that this could be useful in my case. Lastly, how about streaming in general. Are there ways to optimally use a given download speed to efficiently stream SWF video? Thanks all