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Goran
08-05-2005, 06:02 PM
I have problem exporting the .fla to .swf

1. Yes, .jpeg export quality is set to 100%

2. compres movie = no

3. I tried adding _quality = "BEST" in first frame, but it dosen't help (maybe I'm doing it wrong tho, so if someone could explain how to do I would appriciate it).

4. Quality is great when I edit .fla in Flash.

Here is the swf if you want to see why I complain about quality. (Note: it is 3 mb big (need to clean up library :D))

http://hpd.bizhat.com/HPD.swf

cr3ative
08-05-2005, 06:18 PM
3mb is huuuuuge for a flash file. You wouldn't want it any larger, especially not without a preloader.

As for quality, it looks fine here. Check your browser's built in player settings.
And don't export JPEG's at 100% - that creates huge files. Stick to 50% or thereabouts. If it creates usuable results, vector-trace the bitmaps.

cr3

Twey
08-05-2005, 06:44 PM
Yup, doesn't look too bad here either. Certainly acceptable.

darco9x2
08-05-2005, 09:38 PM
great, thats awesome.

Goran
08-06-2005, 08:42 AM
Yea 3 mb is big, but 2 of 3 mb is the song, and my library is full of pics and stuff I don't need. That will offcourse change afterwords. The quality is acceptable just like Twey sad but not 100%, I mast have everything perfect =)

Lmao I didn't even notice there is no preloader, it was there, but I must have messed up the code afterwords, tnx for warning. As for browser settings, everything is set up right.

I ll clean up the fla and report back then.

tnx guys

cr3ative
08-06-2005, 08:52 AM
2 of 3 mb is the song

That's way too large. You can easily compress that down to 250kb using the built in tools in Flash.

cr3

Twey
08-06-2005, 09:09 AM
What format are you using for the song?
Try oggenc'ing it, or whatever the equivalent verb is for MP3.

Goran
08-06-2005, 09:53 AM
Song is in mp3, but I tried compresing it in flash, it sad it will be 16% of original (300kb or so) but when I exported, the size was same. I ll deal with that by compresing the song more before I import it to .fla.

What I realy don't understand now is what happend to my preloader... first there is no preloader, than it apperas when the movie is half loaded, bar is on the half and it loads fine till the end than.

Here is my preloader code, I can't find anything wrong tho... Maybe you will:


t = this.getBytesTotal();
l = this.getBytesLoaded();
p = l / t * 100;
_root.PreloaderBar.gotoAndStop(Math.round(p / 1) + 1);
_root.PreLoaderBar.PercentL = String(int(p)) add "%";

Goran
08-06-2005, 03:44 PM
Ok, I got it to 1,07mb, the music is to compressed though, but nvm, I'm gona use something else anyway. I did little changes, the progress bar is still not working (still waiting for some ideas).

I found out how to export full qualiy! What I had to do is that I had to go to library and find symbol I want to export in better quality, than setup the export settings manualy for every symbol (defoult is 50, 100 is full quality). Now exported pics look great :)

So... I gues that is the only way to export non jpeg pics in best quality, or there is maybe something I did wrong in the beggining :confused:

You can see updated version on same url http://hpd.bizhat.com/HPD.swf

darco9x2
08-07-2005, 02:17 PM
can you link to the song and rename it as a bin?

Goran
08-07-2005, 04:43 PM
can you link to the song and rename it as a bin?

Why ? :confused:

BTW, don't bother with preloader, I fixed it, everything is working great now...

jamuko
08-09-2005, 12:50 AM
I found out how to export full qualiy! What I had to do is that I had to go to library and find symbol I want to export in better quality, than setup the export settings manualy for every symbol (defoult is 50, 100 is full quality). Now exported pics look great :)
Hi, I've been having the same problem with poor quality in image compression... where exactly did you go to change those export settings? I went in the library and couldn't find anything. I looked at each symbol's properties and found something about "lossless" compression, but that didn't seem to make a difference.

Thanks!

Goran
08-09-2005, 07:40 AM
Here is how to do it:

1. Pres ctrl + L (library opens)

2. Now you see the list of all symbols, on the left side are names of symbols and on the right is what kind of symbol it is, now right side is important, go and find your first "Bitmap" kind symbol (cos Bitmap are sybols that are pics, other symbols are txt and animations and stuff, and you can change export quality only for Bitmap kind of symbols)

3. Now right click on first Bitmap symbol you find, go properties, new window pops-up

4. On the new window under compression select Phot (JPEG) (thats if allready isn't selected, and probeobly is)

5. After you selected compression unthick "Use imported JPEG data" (it is right below the compression), and new option (Quality) apperas.

6. Set Qualyt from 50 to 100, click ok, and that's it.

7. Repeat that for all Bitmaps in your library, or only for those you want to be best quality when exported.

jamuko
08-09-2005, 02:04 PM
Thanks!! I see it now. It still looks poor when I rotate or resize the image in Flash... but that's okay, I just redid it in Photoshop instead and imported them again.

Flash doesn't seem to handle image transformation very well, heh. ^^; I guess you shouldn't expect it to, being a vector program and all.

Thanks again!

Goran
08-09-2005, 03:32 PM
No Problem man, and yeah, always edit pictures in Photoshop or any other program, not in flash. Flash is just not the program for editing pictures :D