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Sean Jahnig
Using flash as an advanced powerpoint presentation
on Dec 19, 2012 at 7:45:47 am

HI guys,

I have a question that has baffled me, hopefully someone can lend some advice. I would really appreciate any.

Once a year i create a 3 hour/170 slide presentation for a company. This presentation includes simple text and image slides as well as more advanced slides which utilize simple actionscript to loop frames, play videos/music etc. depending on the requirement. Flash has always done this task almost perfectly, but for some reason this year i used a piece of code that caused a loaded video to freeze after a few minutes of looping. So i have 2 questions:

Question 1: Does anyone know any other way to create a customized presentation? Flash is powerful, but quite confusing. I've seen Prezi which seems like a good option, but a little bit restricted when it comes to looping certain sections. I would like to find a new way to create

Question 2: This is the code i used to embed an external move and then loop a certain part of it - can anyone see any reason why it would have frozen after 10mins? perhaps it was a memory issue?

var nc:NetConnection = new NetConnection();
nc.connect(null);
myNetStream = new NetStream(nc);
videoPlayer.attachVideo(myNetStream);
myNetStream.play("_assets/37-countdown.flv");

myNetStream.onStatus = function(info)
{
trace("info=" + info.code);
if (info.code == "NetStream.Play.Stop")
{
stopped = true;
}
if (info.code == "NetStream.Buffer.Empty")
{
if (stopped)
{
myNetStream.play("_assets/37-countdown.flv");
myNetStream.seek (13);
stopped = false;
}
}
};


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Sam Mattern
Re: Using flash as an advanced powerpoint presentation
on Dec 19, 2012 at 2:27:17 pm

Is this all running locally or out on a web server?

-Sam


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Sean Jahnig
Re: Using flash as an advanced powerpoint presentation
on Dec 19, 2012 at 2:37:36 pm

Hey Sam,

Thanks for your reply.

It's running locally on a single laptop. The whole presentation is designed to operate like a powerpoint presentation - but on a projector in front of a hall of people.

The presentation was used a few days ago and luckily the 'freeze' only happened right at the end. The main reason for my concern is that in future presentations this kind of thing happens while all eyes are one screen - as that would be VERY embarrassing.

Thanks,
Sean.


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