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flash loading first?

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Msg#: 176 posted 3:23 pm on Jul 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

I have noticed on previous pages that the small flash animations I have on the page (<30k) always seem to load before the even smaller images on the page. The flash is meant to be a helper app on the page, giving some graphical representation of some of the concepts, yet it loads before the product pictures it is supporting. Is there any way to get around this?

I had thought of using javascript to load a small insiginificant loader flash, then do a sort of swap_image to then load the real flash movie I want, but that would make the page incompatible with older browsers and likely netscape too (as I was looking to use layer swapping or text replacement). Not even sure that the text replacement of the flash movie source would work anyway without a page refresh. Anyone have any ideas?

I also considered a pre-loader in the flash, or perhaps have one movie load, then pause, and play a different movie, would that work? I think the pre-loader would make no difference as it is still part of the same overall flash, which would load before the images.



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Msg#: 176 posted 10:19 am on Jul 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'm afraid there is no way in which to control the order that the browser downloads the data.


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