Ways to compress flash movies...

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I am using flash 5, i have some png's on my site, it goes slooow on dial up computers, i am currently working on a preloader, however what are some good methids for optimizing the site, and pictures in it without losing quality ??
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good timing...i had just answered this for a different topic...

start here -- this will help you a lot --
http://www.kirupa.com/developer/flash5/filesize.htm

(it's written for flash 5 but it's perfectly good for MX as well)

enjoy. :D
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unfortunatly... graphics are always a delima with flash... and there is no true way to compress something without loosing quality...

ActionScript isnt really that much of a bandwidth hog... unless it is an extremely long and redunant coding that can be shortend to be more efficent...

The amount of frames does not really effect it much...

Fonts can effect it.. if you have like five different fonts on the site then try to eliminate a couple...

But the true true flash killer is graphics... try to reuse them when ever possible... such as in a menu do not use 5 semi-identical items with different headers... use the exact same graphic with text typed on top within the flash enviroment... or just give up on the non compressed files...

Well thats all i really know about file sizes,
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Generally speaking you are correct about compressing and losing
quality. However, it's not a big deal if the eye can't tell, especially in web
design -- and if it's done properly, like most things in life.

graphics are not all that difficult to compress and retain visual quality
once you have the basic techniques down, whether it's in flash or
photoshop or any other image app. That link I provided gives plenty of
good insight as to what I'm talking about, but flash is far better at image
compression then most people think.

All of my sites using flash start out using a hi-res photo, but flash can
reduce that filesize to mere kb's if done right.

Take a look at the link I gave, as I said it's excellent info and a great
place to start.

and btw, it's ActionScript -- not Active ;) and no it doesn't
accumulate too much by way of file size. Fonts are minimal, depending
on the font's filesize to begin with, but usually only a couple kb each.

You advice is good about reusing graphics, or in flash, symbols, but that's
one of the basic techniques of flash. If you've never gone through the
onboard tutorials that flash provides, you will see it's one of the best and
basic attributes of flash as to why it's so valuble and powerful in
webmaking.
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Where in the world did i make up that language.... lol....


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I was a beginner at Flash a while back and I made some of the dumbest mistakes.... such as useing like 5 fonts using most of the characters in each... not reusing symbols.... and using some of the most redundant coding ever... but after completing every tut. i could find... I have matured as a flash guy, i am not a flash genius and probably never will be... but i will try to lend my lessons learned to anyone needing it.. =)

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absolutely! and we appreciate that. I wasn't saying you were
wrong in any way, just adding to it is all. :)

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