Any suggestions on what I can do here?
Upgrade your software? Seriously, FlashMX? How many decades ago was that? You're never going to get what you want with that as it doesn't deal with Flash video like current editions do and that's all that's required. Render an FLV in AE, bring it over to Flash, define URL, create SWF container. Everything else will result in what you already have seen - an SWF that contains the frames as JPEG/ PNG sequences and thus is many times larger.
Thanks for the response.
When you say upgrade - to what? I currently have Macromedia Flash MX. Are you saying I would be better off with, say, Flash Professional? I can d/l a trial, and see if that works...yes?
Ok, cant d/l the tiral vers; not yet available. Other recommendations?
I'm sure you can find the Flash CS5 trial somewhere on a non-Adobe site...
Ok, got it - thanks.
But unfortunately, I wind up with the same filesize as FlashMX. It's just too big.
Again, I understand the theory behind having "too much" in the file, may lead to larger swf files, but the fact that there are other swf files considerably smaller than mine that have just as much going on and that are longer, leads me to believe that I am either missing something, doing something wrong, or not doing/using something that I should be. I can post examples, if that will help.
Thanks a bunch!