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Old 03-24-2004, 01:18 PM   #1
you_rock
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Default Testing FPS to maximize swf movie size

I want a loaded movie to be as large as possible but also to maintain the FPS.

Since, movies at 100% do not always play well on slow machines I plan to create a test function that 1) checks the FPS of the movie 2) Decreases the the main MC on the stage size until the optimal FPS is reached.

If the stage is set to 100% but then that swf loads another swf into a MC, that MC can be resized (since the stage cannot).

I want the MC loaded Swf movie's fps to be compared to the client's processor ability to display the correct FPS.

What ways can I test the Frames Per Second of the movie?

One way I was thinking was to do a millisecond comparison. Since a 24 FPS movie runs at 40 MS, I could do a benchmark function test to see if performance was close. If not, then it would decrease the movie clips width from 20 pixels until the optimal balance was achieved.

Something like:

if (myFps< optimalFps) {
myMovieLoader._width-=20;
myMovieLoader._height-=20;;
}

BUT, does this movieclip which has the real movie loaded into affect performance, or does only the stage size and the loader swf ???
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