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Flash: control->test movie is different than when published.

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I'm using a 40MB flv

I've added emphises words using flash

When I go control-> test movie
or
File -> Publish Preview -> flash
it works fine.

But when I actually place it on the website (www.own-designs.com/l10)
or when I go
file -> Publish Settings -> HTML

the embedded, progressive FLV runs faster than the emphasis words.

What can I do about the difference?

www.own-designs.com/l10/firstpage-$51mil-4-7-07number2-perfect.swf

Thanks,

Bob
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the reason is that the flash file loaded completly and start play so u can see ur words play but the  FLV file is still download and didnt complete yet ....

mmmmm .... ur FLV file is toooooo big :)
i think u must do make sure that flv file is completely loaded before u start play ur words .... if it  is ok and the flv loaded start play ur words ..... if not preload ur file with preloader for ur FLV


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by:weikelbob
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What is the difference between our case and this site that did not use a preloader:

www.biggross.com

btw: thanks FLAASHER for telling me the problem
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by:weikelbob
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Our boss won't accept a preloader. Are there any settings that we can reset or options? How big is too big with our flv?
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by:weikelbob
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Are you sure FLAASHER? When I test using

file ->publish prefiew -> html the woman starts right away but after a while it's off
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by:CyanBlue
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You are testing it locally and you won't really notice the gap even if the video file is 100MB, but you sure will see the difference if it is coming from the server...  I think if the FLV file(or any other type of file) is bigger than 2MB, that's when you have to use some indication, such as a preloader, so that the user will know what's going on...

The bottom line...  Your FLV file is way too big for the progressive download...

If your boss doesn't like the preloader idea, how about loading the full FLV file on the invisible area and move it to the visible area and start playing it only when it is fully loaded???

An alternative would be using a streaming server such as Flash Media Server...

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Could you tell me more about the Flash Media Server?
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by:CyanBlue
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It's not that I don't want to explain, but it's too vast to discuss here...

I suggest you go to these pages to learn more about the product and see if it is feasible for your boss to buy this product so that you can use it cuz the price tag on this is not cheap...

http://www.adobe.com/products/flashmediaserver/
http://www.adobe.com/products/flashmediaserver/productinfo/features/

Let us know if you have further question...  ;)

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That's way too expensive.

How does www.biggross.com do it?
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I have no idea what you are referring on that site...

Wowza should be abit cheaper than FMS...
http://www.wowzamedia.com/index.html

and Red5 is an open source if you want to go that route...
http://www.osflash.org/red5

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by:weikelbob
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Wowza looks good.

I was talking about
www.biggross.com
and the talking lady.

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by:weikelbob
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Oh I see, I haven't told you - my 40MB file is a video of a woman talking.
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That FLV file is only 2MB...  ;)

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by:weikelbob
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I changed to a 1.7 MB file and it does the same thing:

www.own-designs.com/l10
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its still about 10 mega :)
still to big .....


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OK.

Since the video is so huge, I'm using my video editing software and following up by importing into flash. I really appreciate all of the help that you guys have given me.

bob
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