June 27, 2001 - Detecting a Flash Movie's Loading Progress
June 27, 2001|
Detecting a Flash Movie's Loading Progress
Tips: June 2001
Yehuda Shiran, Ph.D.
flashcheck2.js does exactly this, as well as other stuff. For example, it checks whether a Flash player exists (Flash plug-in or ActiveX control), and whether its version is higher than the minimum required by the application.
TGetProperty()Flash method to get attributes of the Flash movie. One of the properties is
FRAMESLOADED. You may get this property, but you cannot set it. The
FRAMESLOADEDproperty designates the number of frames already loaded on the page. You get a property like this:
FRAMESLOADEDproperty is no.
12, so you get its value by going:
Play the following movie by clicking the
Playlink. Get the
FRAMESLOADEDof the movie by clicking the
Get FRAMES LOADEDlink. On short movies, you will experience instant loading. On long movies or on poor connection line, you should see a progress in this paremeter, until it hits the maximum number of frames:
Here is the source code: