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Programing question about SharedObject in Flash

Using the SharedObject in flash. [more inside]
posted by FidelDonson on Oct 21, 2004 - 0 answers

flash based portfolio - seen this one?

Looking for a flash based portfolio that I saw a year or so ago. Full browser window sort of thing, white background I seem to recall. All of the projects were on small little horizontal strips, scattered around the window. Each strip had a project picture on the left and whitespace or maybe a spot of text, such as a title on the right. Clicking on a strip would cause it to visually float up (I seem to recall that there was a nice 3d effect and generated shadow) and expand to give more project detail. Does this ring a bell for anyone? Simple and elegant in it's execution.
posted by warhol on Sep 24, 2004 - 0 answers

Is there a way to use a server-side script to get the height and width of a flash movie's stage?

Does anyone know if there's a way to pull the height and width of a flash movie's stage out of an SWF using PHP/Perl or some other server side script? Is that information even stored in the swf files, or do "the vectors" make it irrelevant?

I want to get information about an existing SWF, not create new ones, so things like freemovie don't help. (Unless they do)
posted by alan on Sep 22, 2004 - 10 answers

Can a USB flash drive be used as your Windows swap space?

Can a USB flash drive be used as your Windows swap space? What are the positive aspects of a design such as this?
posted by Keyser Soze on Sep 7, 2004 - 18 answers

MP3 Player for Ibook

I'm looking for a 256mb flash mp3 player for my Ibook, for about $100. I'm happy to take recommendations, but what would be even cooler is if someone has the link to an online database that lets you search for units that will mount as a hard drive on OS X without having to use someone's proprietary, usually crappy, software. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Sep 2, 2004 - 5 answers

Good, full-length Flash cartoons online?

Is anyone out there on the net making good, full-length (ie. half an hour) cartoons in Flash?
posted by Jimbob on Aug 25, 2004 - 3 answers

How to determine the index in a string for a line-break in Actionscript?

Actionscript: Is there any way to determine the index in a string of a line-break, when that string is presented in a text field?
posted by FidelDonson on Aug 22, 2004 - 4 answers

Is there a free alternative to the Wimpy macromedia flash-based mp3 player?

Is there a free or open source alternative to this macromedia flash-based mp3 player?
posted by banished on Aug 20, 2004 - 2 answers

Seeking (free?) applications that can sort XML data by a node of your choice?

XML: I'm writing a Flash/Actionscript program that reads in an XML data file. The info needs to be sorted alphabetically, but people will be continually adding new data to the end of the file, so it will have to be resorted often. There's no easy way to sort XML data in Actionscript (and doing so would slow down the program too much, anway), so the data-entry folks will need to sort the data externally to the Flash app. Are there any (free?) applications that can sort XML data by a node of your choice? I need a solution that can run on a Mac or a PC -- or it could be web based.
posted by grumblebee on Aug 18, 2004 - 16 answers

Does anyone know how to create the Flash "books" that have turning page effects?

Does anyone know how to create the Flash "books" that have turning page effects as shown here and here? I have seen the effect several places, leading me to hope there is a tutorial, sample file, or program that will generate this effect.
posted by banished on Aug 18, 2004 - 4 answers

I want to add xml formatting tags to an input string in flash.

I want to add xml formatting tags to an input string in flash. [more inside]
posted by FidelDonson on Aug 16, 2004 - 1 answer

Animation Technologies

Adobe After Affects Vs. Flash. Which would be better to learn from scratch to create animation for broadcast?
posted by drezdn on Aug 12, 2004 - 8 answers

What's the best book to buy for learning Flash?

What's the best book to buy for learning Flash? [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00 on Aug 9, 2004 - 5 answers

Flash! Aaaah-ahhh!

Flash Masters: Who are the best? Who is the Zeldman of Flash Design/Applications? I'm interested in knowing who has wide acclaim -- and maybe about those who should but don't yet. [more inside]
posted by weston on Jul 15, 2004 - 9 answers

Where can I find funny flash movies on the internet?

Where can I find funny flash movies on the internet? I'm bored with homestarrunner, jibjab, threebrain, and I've exhausted sites like shockwave.com, ebaumsworld, newgrounds and campchaos. It's going to take more than a dancing banana to make me laugh. Who is producing the best stuff, and where is it?
posted by banished on Jul 14, 2004 - 12 answers

In Flash, what happens when fonts are nested inside MCs which are not integer-positioned?

I am developing a Flash-based website using Miniml's free fonts. I understand that the fonts should be placed at integer positions, but what happens when they are nested inside MCs which themselves are not integer-postitioned? Do I need to place all my (many) levels of MCs sans decimal points?
posted by signal on Jul 6, 2004 - 3 answers

Flash MX 2004

Flash MX 2004 crashes on startup, suspect font issue, as the last thing the splash screen says is "initializing fonts". DreamWeaver, Fireworks and Freehand work fine,
I had been messing around with the fonts on my XP pro system lately, trying to get Extensis Suitcase working right, so I moved most of my fonts out of the windows/fonts folder (except the ones with a big red A, as suggested in suitcase's manual), but much wierdness ensued. A mess of 0 byte font files appeared in windows/fonts, which I managed to get rid of after removing windows/fonts special properties, and later restoring them. Have moved fonts back into windows/fonts, but Suitcase reports about 16 postscript fonts as "missing", but these same fonts don't show up either in windows/fonts, or under the font lists in The Font Thing or OT1 Font Manager. OT1 reports a "temp" font named "Sydnie" which doesn't show up anywhere else.
Have tried fixing registry, using OT1's tools and much else, to no avail. Have reinstalled Windows and Flash a number of times. Windows explorer is a little off, too, locks up, etc.
posted by signal on Jun 28, 2004 - 0 answers

SSSH, Flash!

Any way to disable sound from Flash? I'm running Mozilla 1.3.1.
posted by punishinglemur on Jun 27, 2004 - 3 answers

Can an SWF file read the filename of the XHTML file that loaded it?

Actionscript: Is there any way for a SWF file to read the name and/or path of the XHTML file that loaded it?
posted by signal on Jun 24, 2004 - 9 answers

How can I serve an HTML banner to people who don't have Flash, and a Flash banner to people who do?

I've got a Flash file banner, and an HTML equivalent, with the requirement that people without Flash don't get asked to install it and just get the HTML version... [more inside]
posted by holloway on Jun 21, 2004 - 6 answers

How do I execute this string in flashMX2004?

How do I execute a string in flashMX2004?

say ive got the following code (simplified):
for(x=0;x<3 00;x++){br> "mc"+x+".gotoAndPlay(10)"; // this is the string i want to execute
}

eval() does not do the trick
google doesn't help now can ask.metafilter? [more inside]
posted by FidelDonson on Jun 16, 2004 - 4 answers

How do you code a Flash file so that users can manipulate it and save the manipulated version?

This is driving me crazy - how to code a Flash file so that the user can manipulate it and then save the manipulated version? [more inside]
posted by soyjoy on Jun 13, 2004 - 10 answers

Why do Flash games/applications not work correctly on some computers?

Why do Flash games/applications not work correctly on some computers? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by XQUZYPHYR on May 29, 2004 - 4 answers

Online Resources for Doing Character-Based Flash Cartoons (No Print)?

Looking to make some character-based cartoon animation in flash. What plugins, 3rd party apps, techniques, etc. have you used and would recommend? No dead tree literature, please, as I am far beyond the clutches of Amazon, and my local library is absolute crap.
posted by signal on May 14, 2004 - 4 answers

USB flash drive recommendations?

Trying to find an appropriate model of one of those little USB flash drives.. [more] [more inside]
posted by ac on Apr 22, 2004 - 7 answers

What was this screensaver?

Vague request for a screensaver: I saw it being linked either at MeFi or at meepzorp or at some other cool blog, however: It was a b/w flash-animation that featured just all sorts of weird forms and figures shifting into each other in organic movements, occassionally a piece of colour dropping into the process. I really don't know how to describe better. There was also a screensaver file which I am looking for. I think the filename was something like "tubular" - or maybe not. I said it was a vague request!
posted by zerofoks on Apr 17, 2004 - 8 answers

Looking for a digital recording device with HD or flash based storage

For a radio piece I have to record, I'd like to get a digital recording device that I can hook up to a nice microphone -- something with Flash memory or a hard drive, rather than DAT or minidisc. Can someone recommend one? Some guy at Radio Shack suggested the iPod itself, but it doesn't seem to have a mic jack.
posted by inksyndicate on Mar 31, 2004 - 15 answers

Can anyone suggest a way to remove extra whitespaces from a string that exists in a Flash variable?

Can anyone suggest a way to remove extra whitespaces from a string that exists in a Flash variable? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by jpburns on Mar 24, 2004 - 9 answers

Actionscript issue: Flash 6 vs. Flash 7

Flash Actionscript issue: I have a flash menu, with a series of links dynamically assigned using item.onRelease = function(link) {getURL(this.link);}; They work fine in flashplayer 7, but not at all in flashplayer 6. [a lot m.i.] [more inside]
posted by signal on Mar 17, 2004 - 7 answers

How to acquire clients for a new web design business focusing on Flash design?

I want to start a web design business focusing primarily on Flash design, but I need some tips on how to acquire clients. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by banished on Mar 16, 2004 - 6 answers

How can I get Flash to write data to an external file?

How can I get Flash to write data to an external file? Is really the only decent method to create a server-side solution which does the actual work? Either way, pointers to examples would be much appreciated.
posted by warhol on Mar 11, 2004 - 11 answers

An easy way to do 8-bit art?

I was interested in making a flash animation that looks like an 8 bit nintendo game, and was wondering if there's an easy way to do 8 bit art?
posted by drezdn on Feb 20, 2004 - 8 answers

Buying used software - am I in danger of doing something illegal?

I paid 25 cents at a Public Library Used Books-and-Stuff Sale for a CD-ROM of "Flash 2" with a registration card for "Flash 5 Upgrade". Am I in danger of doing something illegal, futile, or just flashy?
posted by wendell on Feb 19, 2004 - 1 answer

Is there a term for small, decorative Flash photo displays?

Is there a generally-accepted (or your-office-accepted) term for the type of decorative Flash movie with photos that fade in and out and white or black lines that drift back and forth? Here's an example (turn down your speakers) from a thread that was posted recently on MeFi. The genre seems to be ubiquitous enough to have its own moniker, but I don't want to lump it in under "Flashturbation" because the file sizes are typically small and it seems to be a reasonable if cliche way to present a series of images.
posted by planetkyoto on Feb 9, 2004 - 2 answers

Good programming practice suggestions

Inside, I've posted a question about computer programming, regarding organizing class libraries and packages -- and also regarding good programming practices. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Feb 4, 2004 - 6 answers

Flash and .exe file

Flash quandary: A previously defunct Flash project I left unfinished is coming back to life. This is good. What's bad is that I only have one .EXE file projector file, not the .FLA, not even a .SWF. Is there any way I can bring the .exe file into Flash so I can finish the project?
posted by signal on Feb 3, 2004 - 4 answers

Are flash cards "designed" for cameras worth it?

Has anybody ever tried the flash cards that are "designed" for cameras? They claim to have faster write speeds. I can't help thinking the bus would be a bigger bottleneck than the speed of the card, but I keep seeing them and can't tell if it's just marketing hype or if the extra spend is worth it.
posted by willnot on Jan 31, 2004 - 5 answers

Cross-Platform Flash-Based Solution for Files from CDROM to Local HD?

Does anyone have a good solution for copying files (say... image files) from a CDROM to a user's local disk using a Flash interface (and any appropriate add-on)? It should be cross-platform happy, and specifically able to be developed on the Mac.
posted by jpburns on Jan 14, 2004 - 0 answers

Post-Flash MX 2004 Install, Panther's Safari Doesn't Recognize Flash Files

why on earth will my safari not recognize flash files anymore? i just installed the trial version of flash mx 2004, and now suddenly it's as if i don't have a flash plugin. i'm on os 10.3, safari 1.1.1. any clue?
posted by onthestereo on Jan 7, 2004 - 3 answers

Does anyone know of a durable brand of USB drives (around 64-128 MB)?

I recently got a new Sony Vaio. Its great, except I didn't realize it didn't come with a floppy disk drive. So, what I'm looking for to replace it is a small USB drive (around 64-128 megs). I've seen a bunch online and at stores for sale, but anyone here personaly use them and know what a good brand is? I want one that hooks to a keychain and can take a good amount of abuse (I don't care about extra features like security- my main concern is will it break easily and be around for a good while). Any ideas?
posted by jmd82 on Dec 24, 2003 - 15 answers

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