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Resizing a Flash movie?

What's the best way to rescale a movie?

     
10:53 pm on Jun 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have a Flash movie that I'd like to feature on my site. The video dimensions are 640x480, but I'd like to show it at 320x240. I know I can specify width and height in the embed/object parameter, but then the browser still downloads the whole file. which is quite hefty at 9.3MB. How would I rescale the movie so that (hopefully) the download/stream size is much smaller? I'm on a Linux box.

<added>The movie is a .flv file.</added>

5:20 pm on July 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Not sure you'll be able to resize it unless you can change the flash directly, which it doesn't seem like you can.
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Thanks -- you're right, I wasn't able to change the Flash directly. I uploaded the video to YouTube and embedded it in my page. Not ideal, but it cut the file size to 4MB, and the movie played much more smoothly.
10:33 pm on July 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Nice idea! That's pretty good. Thanks for sharing :)
 

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