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Subject: FLASH: Multiple movies vs. One big movie?
From: Seth Newton
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 19:10:58 +0100

Hello all,
I have a project that I'm designing which will have 5 main links once it
gets past the introduction screen. I believe that it would be best to
create a separate movie for each link, and use the "Load Movie" command to
load the movie for that particular link at the time the user clicks on it.
Yet, my favorite Flash sites have everything download in a big chunk......is
there an advantage to that? The structure would be an introduction which
would take approximately 20 seconds long, and then it would go into the
navigation screen where the 5 main links are at. If I chose to let users
download all of them at once, I would have to be careful about allowing them
to choose the link to the last downloaded portion in the navigation screen.
However, if I used separate movies, the biggest one being approximately 150k
in size, then I could just allow them to download the movies as they need
them. Development time is an issue in this as well.
So now that I've given you my situation.... I'm asking opinions on how
you would tackle this project. Multiple Movies downloaded separately? Or
One Big Chunk with a pre-loading element involved?

Thanks for taking the time to read this,


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