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Flash loader for Embedded WMV files

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How do I play a flash loader when waiting for a WMV embedded file to load and play?

I have a webpage with a streaming embedded WMV, and want a flash loader to play, below the movie, before the stream starts.
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by:holly29
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If your WMV is streaming doesn't it just begin to play when someone calls the page?
I mean, why do you need a loader for a streaming movie? To hide the initialising of Windows media Player?

Maybe i don't understand your question correctly. So please correct me if i don't.

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A WMV streaming movie doesnt play straight away, it buffers first, which can take a fews seconds. The embedded movie plays for about a minute, and with no controls visible on the screen. I want the loader so the viewer can see something is happening, reather than what appears to be a frozen pc,  if the connection to the movie takes longer than expected to load.
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I've been giving this a lot of thought and i think this is not possible in a satisfying way. You might try by calling the Java Media Framework API from within Flash, but i doubt if this is worth the effort. (check this API at http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-04-1997/jw-04-jmf.html)

In my opinion the best and most effective thing you can do to deliver a good user-experience without the computer or browser 'stalling', is to convert your WMV to a FlashVideo. You can embed that file directly into your (X)HTML document using Dreamweaver (insert media > FlashVideo) or you can import the FLV in a new Flash 8 document and do your thing with it (like making a preloader :-)

There are several free FLV converters outhere. Riva seems to be an ok choice:
http://www.download.com/Riva-FLV-Encoder/3640-2140_4-10381392.html

I hope this will be of some help to you.

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