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Posted on 2007-04-05
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I am loading a movie into an empty placeholder using the MovieClipLoader object.  Currently I see that if the file is large, certain assets within it (video etc) start to appear within the placeholder before the entire file is loaded.  Therefore I want to hide the placeholder until the movie is fully loaded into it.

My code is below, except that something is wrong because I am still seeing the movie's assets appearing within the placeholder, when surely the placeholder shouldn't even be visible!  Can anyone spot my mistake?!?

var my_mcl:MovieClipLoader = new MovieClipLoader();
var my_listener:Object = new Object();

my_listener.onLoadStart = function(mc) {
      preloaderStatusText._visible = true;
      preloader._visible = true;
      preloader.preloadbar._xscale = 0;
};
my_listener.onLoadProgress=function(mc,loadedBytes,totalBytes) {
      preloaderStatusText.text = "Loading content (" + Math.round(loadedBytes/totalBytes * 100) + "%)";
      preloader.preloadbar._xscale = Math.round(100*loadedBytes/totalBytes);
};
my_listener.onLoadComplete=function(mc)      {
      this.placeHolder._visible = true;
      preloaderStatusText._visible = false;
      preloader._visible = false;
};
my_listener.onLoadInit=function(mc) {
      placeHolder._width = borderOutline._width;
      placeHolder._height = borderOutline._width;
};
my_mcl.addListener(my_listener);

this.placeHolder._visible = false;
my_mcl.loadClip(fileURL, this.placeHolder);
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Aneesh Chopra earned 2000 total points
ID: 18856792
stop and hide loading movie in "onLoadStart" and play and unhide in "onLoadInit"

here is the udpated code:
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var my_mcl:MovieClipLoader = new MovieClipLoader();
var my_listener:Object = new Object();
my_listener.onLoadStart = function(mc)
{
      preloaderStatusText._visible = true;
      preloader._visible = true;
      preloader.preloadbar._xscale = 0;
      mc._visible = false;
      mc.stop();
};
my_listener.onLoadProgress = function(mc, loadedBytes, totalBytes)
{
      preloaderStatusText.text = "Loading content ("+Math.round(loadedBytes/totalBytes*100)+"%)";
      preloader.preloadbar._xscale = Math.round(100*loadedBytes/totalBytes);
};
my_listener.onLoadComplete = function(mc)
{
      this.placeHolder._visible = true;
      preloaderStatusText._visible = false;
      preloader._visible = false;
};
my_listener.onLoadInit = function(mc)
{
      mc._visible = true;
      mc.play();
      placeHolder._width = borderOutline._width;
      placeHolder._height = borderOutline._width;
};
my_mcl.addListener(my_listener);
this.placeHolder._visible = false;
my_mcl.loadClip(fileURL, this.placeHolder);

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it should work

- Aneesh Chopra
 
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by:Rouchie
ID: 18857042
Hi Aneesh

That's absolutely perfect - many thanks.

-- R
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