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Hi there,

I have a swf movie in my page.  I need this movie to start loading after the rest of the page is already loaded.
How can I do that without altering the swf?

Thanks  a ton
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Question by:Dada44
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by:sajayj2009
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you can set a html page loader using javascript.

http://www.javascriptkit.com/script/script2/progressbar.shtml

You have to set time for page loading at background.

So people will see page loader till page loads.
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by:Dada44
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Sorry, sajayj2009, I didn't explain myself properly, what I mean is:

I have a web page with a swf inside (the one you helped me to link ;))

This swf is a heavy one, and I need the page to load first, and once the page is loaded the swf should start  loading. This way the viewers can start going through the page contents while the swf movie is loading.

Thanks once again
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by:sajayj2009
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Then you need to set a preloader for flash
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TanLiHao earned 1000 total points
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Hmm sorry to interrupt but here's my take on this.

if your page is not entirely Flash, that is you have some contents that are HTML and others are Flash and you want the HTML text to load first you can use the body onload to load the swf after the page have loaded.

Otherwise, you are required to edit some Actionscript.

Here's an example of using body onload.

http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/document/_BODY_onLoad.html

If you are not sure on how to use it, you can always ask. Though you need to specify your way of embedding your .swf, is it like using SWFObject or something else.


The reason for my interruption is I don't see how a preloader will be used to load the movie after the page is loaded, because the .swf will still load together with the page.
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by:darianbr
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start off by placing a div in your document where the flash video will appear.

then use jquery to insert the flash file into the div once the page is loaded.

you can even place a preview jpg inside the div for people to see until it is replaced by the flash video player
<div id='flashvideo'>Flash File Will Appear Here</div>

<script type='text/javascript'>
$(document).ready(function() {

     $('#flashvideo').html('<object>.... ....</object');

});

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by:Dada44
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thanks! gave me the tip for final solution!
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