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    Show "flash loading" while animation loads on uneditable swf

    Hey there!

    I've got a small problem. I've got a SWF file that I need to place on my site, basically a picture slide show. The problem is that the guy who programmed it didn't place a loader into it.

    It takes a little while to load so I need something to show that it is loading.

    My solution was to place a background image in the table cell saying "loading.." but it seems that this doesn't work for some reason. The cell seems to be filled with white, masking the background.

    Anyone have any ideas??

    Thanks a lot!!!
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    If you set the window mode in your flash object html to transparent, it will allow the user to see the loading image behind it. I'm going to assume you don't have the original .fla file to create a flash loader (that would be much better for many reasons, including the fact that if the flash animation has any state of semi-transparency (like a fade in/out) then your loading image will appear in the background).

    You need to change both the embed and the object in your html, like so...
    Inside the object:
    Code:
    <param name="wmode" value="transparent" />
    Inside the actual embed tag as an attribute:
    Code:
    wmode="transparent"

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    Hey there,

    I don't have the original .fla file.

    The wmode solution doesn't seem to work. I'm using Safari 3 at the moment.

    I'm not a flash programmer so I can't program the slideshow myself.

    Do you know of a slideshow script that has a loader built in?

    I've just tried this one : http://www.dvd-replica.com/kozykorner/flash-imagefade-1 but it doesn't have a loader either.
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    If you want to wait until tomorrow I can set you up with one when I get to work. I just finished the framework of an xml driven website I scripted entirely from scratch where I wrote an algorithm that uses a max or min length for each slide to linger, while loading the next slide in the background.

    (ex: http://buildyourownbagel.com/gallerytest/main.html)

    If you want, e-mail me a few pictures as examples, so I know what size. ohsosexybrit@gmail.com

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    Wow I'd love that. I'll send them to you just now.

    They're pretty small pics. The site looks amazing.

    Take a look here, this is where the flash animation is that I need fixed.

    The animation is on the right of the page.

    Thanks a lot!
    Last edited by DR.Wong; 10-21-2008 at 05:18 PM.
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    Here's a link to the source for anyone else who might come across this thread:
    http://www.ebonyaura.com/slideshow.zip

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    This really works like a charm, I recommend it to anyone needing a highly flexible and customizable flash image fader (simple slideshow)

    Thanks a lot itsallkizza!!
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    show image while flash is loading

    Perfect anwer brother........
    Thanks,
    Dinesh
    Quote Originally Posted by itsallkizza View Post
    If you set the window mode in your flash object html to transparent, it will allow the user to see the loading image behind it. I'm going to assume you don't have the original .fla file to create a flash loader (that would be much better for many reasons, including the fact that if the flash animation has any state of semi-transparency (like a fade in/out) then your loading image will appear in the background).

    You need to change both the embed and the object in your html, like so...
    Inside the object:
    Code:
    <param name="wmode" value="transparent" />
    Inside the actual embed tag as an attribute:
    Code:
    wmode="transparent"


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