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Subject: Re: FLASH: SWF not an open format????
From: John Dowdell
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 23:46:09 +0100

At 10:42 AM 3/31/0, ryan wrote:
> MacWEEK said:
> > As some observers at the Flashforward2000 conference noted,
> > however, not all of Flash's capabilities are open, such as
> > the use of "if-then" conditional statements; these capabilities
> > are not included in LiveMotion.

As Benny noted, the SWF 3.0 file format has been used by many over the past
two years, but the SWF 4.0 file format with advanced interactivity and
streaming MP3 was only published recently.

LiveMotion does use the MP3 audio compression, but the interactivity is
similar to what was in Flash 2.


John Dowdell, Macromedia Tech Support, San Francisco CA US
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