Smoothest Way To Play Video

Brent Anderson brentj84062 at
Thu Aug 9 00:51:53 EDT 2007


Since you're probably using QuickTime for playback, you could look  
into running it through a more appropriate compressor,perhaps  
reducing the keyframe rate and/or adjusting the compressor itself to  
motion graphics on medium quality. If the callbacks are on an even  
frequency, you could try using a send-to loop and convert the movie  
to a GIF.

Brent Anderson

On Aug 8, 2007, at 10:20 PM, Bridger Maxwell wrote:

> Hey,  I have a short video (3 seconds?) that plays very choppy,  
> that I need
> to run smoothly on an old computer (500 MHz).  Right now, it is  
> playing from
> a player object with the movie file referenced.  It is layered, so its
> alwaysBuffer must be set to true.  It also has a few callbacks that  
> must be
> included.  All of this added up makes the movie play extremely  
> choppy, and
> it really looks quite terrible.  I am looking for any tips to make  
> a video
> play smoothly.  Is there a magic setting I can use, a way to pre- 
> load the
> video in memory, or a certain compression format to use that works  
> well with
> Revolution?  I think the setting that really makes it run slow is the
> alwaysBuffer, but without it, I can't have the player underneath other
> objects.  Is there an alternative to this?
>   Thank You,
>      Bridger Maxwell
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