What's the BEST way to preload this stuff?
Posted on 2003-02-19
I have a strong background in Director, and have only recently moved to Flash. I'm building a site, and have to resolve some resource managment issues. I have 3 questions which i would areally appreciate some help on. Thanks in advance for your time.
1) When using MovieClip.loadMovie() on a jpg or swf file, does the Flash player use the browsers cache to store the downloaded files?. I'm hoping that if you use loadMovie() on a jpg or swf once, the second time you try to do it from another movie, the Flash player is smart enough to use the cached copy. Director's Shockwave player does this, and it comes in handy. Does anyone know if the Flash player does the same thing with loadMovie() items?
2) When you use loadMovie() to load a jpg into your movie, how can you make that object a library symbol? Specifying a target to load isn't enough. I'm hoping to load some jpg's in first, then load the swf sections in and out of the main movie, but have them able to reference the initially imported jpgs from the library. This is so i could use attachMovie() later.
3) Any good references for using the bandwidth profiler to test your movies on a "faked" slower connection? I can't seem to work it out from using the manuals that come with Flash. I have a fast connection, and i need to see how the movies perform under a 56k speed. I know it has something to do with the test movie and bandwidth profiler, but i can't find any good tutorials or references on it.
Thanks for your time, I appreciate your help.