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I have short trailer movies that I'd like to enable the user to view online. I previously used the following code:

<!-- URL's used in the movie-->
<A HREF=ex1.WMV></A>
<OBJECT classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"
 codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0"
 WIDTH="600" HEIGHT="500" id="people" ALIGN="">
 <PARAM NAME=movie VALUE="people.swf"> <PARAM NAME=quality VALUE=high> <PARAM NAME=bgcolor VALUE=#000000> <EMBED src="people.swf" quality=high bgcolor=#000000  WIDTH="600" HEIGHT="500" NAME="people" ALIGN=""
 TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash" PLUGINSPAGE="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"></EMBED>
</OBJECT>

This code was not sufficiently quick.
Has anyone dealt with this topic and compared different methods for displaying?
Thanxs

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by:CRagsdell
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What size is the swf file?

Have you played around with the compression settings in the Publish Settings?

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by:bhnv9
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I'm new at this topic.
What do you mean by swf files? What are the publish settings?
I have 10 films of wmv extentsion. Each film is between 400kb and 1700kb.
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Your code references a Shockwave file people.swf. What is its size?

You can reduce the size of the movie files by using different compression methods and rates.

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by:Blue52
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In addition to the above comments you could force Flash to pre-load a certain amount of your movie before attempting to play it.  The problem is not the code you are using to embed the movie but i suspect the initial byte count of your .swf file.

I would recommend that you inspect the byte count of your first 20-50 frames in the test movie feature found under the control menu in Flash using the Bandwidth Profiler found under the view menu.

I would then reduce the the size of the first 20-50 frames to enable quick loading and streaming of the file.

If you do not understand the above then your knowledge of Flash is perhaps lacking too much to enable a reasonable answer to your question.

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by:bhnv9
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Sorry if I didn't make the question clear...
The movie is not a flash movie but a regular windows media player movie.
My knowledge in the topic is lacking but maybe some expert out there has the patience to explain.
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The line of code in your message:

EMBED src="people.swf" quality=high bgcolor=#000000  WIDTH="600" HEIGHT="500" NAME="people" ALIGN=""
TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash" PLUGINSPAGE="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"></EMBED>

Suggests to me that you are using a flash movie named people.swf!

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