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swf files consuming server resources
whether swf after download release the server

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Msg#: 488 posted 4:32 am on May 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

If a flash movie (.swf) is looping in a client browser, is this attached to any process running on the webserver? I assume that after the client downloads the file, it starts to play and also frees up the webserver, meaning that if several clients are playing a movie at the same time, this will not affect new sessions. Is this true?



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Msg#: 488 posted 11:49 am on May 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld, monkeyman!

Unless your flash movie is making calls to the server then there is absolutely no connection. The .swf is cached on the client and played from there.

You can look at movies (that don't make calls back to the server) as images in this respect, they are 'downloaded' via http and played from the cache.



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Msg#: 488 posted 4:59 am on May 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Flash movies do sometimes get cached by the webserver - the side effect being sometimes the file on disk doesn't match the file that gets served out. If your webserver supports content expiration for that file you might like to turn it off.

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