Chapter 18. Publishing Flash Movies


  • Using the Bandwidth Profiler

  • Generating a size report

  • Understanding Flash movie publish options

  • Creating profiles in Publish Settings

  • Using HTML templates with your Flash movies

  • Creating bitmap image alternates for your Flash movie

If you have read Parts I through V of the book, you're probably more than ready to get your Flash movies uploaded to your Web server to share with your visitors. This chapter shows you how to create Flash movies (.swf files) from Flash CS5 so that they can be played with the Adobe Flash Player plug-in or ActiveX Control for Web browsers. I show you how to test your Flash movies, prepare Flash movie options, and adjust other output formats from Flash CS5, such as HTML documents and image formats.


In this chapter, you also learn how to take advantage of Flash CS5's Flash Player detection option. This feature adds the necessary JavaScript code to your HTML document in order to check the Flash Player plug-in version installed in a user's browser.

Testing Flash Movies

You have four ways to test your Flash movies: in the authoring environment by using the Control

Testing Flash Movies
  • Flash document files (.fla) have much larger file sizes than their Flash movie file (.swf) counterparts. To accurately foretell the network bandwidth that a Flash movie requires, you need to know how large the final Flash movie will be. If the download demand ...

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