load movie problem

This is probably basic stuff, but I am learning . . .

I have 5 scenes in my movie, and want to load external movies into each of these scenes.

I created an empty movie clip, gave it an instance name, and actionscript on frame one reads . .

loadMovieNum ("foo.swf", foo);


where foo.swf is the name of the external swf, foo is the instance name of the movie clip, and selected target as the location. This means I can place the external swf where I want it. This works fine.

When I add a scene and do exactly the same thing in the new scene, it doesnt work-blank screen.

What am I doing wrong?


auntypizzaAsked:
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thor918Connect With a Mentor Commented:
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rootdirCommented:
Simple

Give different instance name to empty movie clip in each scene so that instance name should not be duplicate throughout main movie(parent movie).

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rootdirCommented:
Can you able to post your movie on web? I need to check.

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thor918Commented:
Here are an working example:
http://hammar.no/users/thor/submit/loadmovie.zip
Giving the target movieclip the same instance name doesent matter as long as you have only one in each scene.

Are you sure you have done exactly the same thing as the scene that is working?
is the loadmovie using the same external file

the common thing I do wrong when I'm playing around with the loadmovie is that I forget to make the swf file in the same directory as the calling swf.
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arckidCommented:
try this ...

loadMovie("foo.swf","foo");

where foo is the instance name / target on which you want to load the SWF file(s).
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