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Author: Andrew

If you create a Kool Moves movie of significant size, you may wish to add a Preloader to the movie as a courtesy to your dial up web viewers. Adding a basic preloader in Kool Moves is simple. Kool Moves will automatically add two frames to the beginning of your movie as you create the preloader using the provided dialog. No knowledge of actionscripting is required.

1.
After you have created your movie, click Movie > Preloader to open the Preload Movie dialog box.
Check the Preload Movie box.
2.
Select the Text Message radial button.
3.
Enter your Loading message into the text box provided.
4.
Go to the Percent Preloaded box and enter in the amount (in percentages) of your movie that you want to preload before it begins to play.
5.
To specify the text display options, click the Options button. Here you can specify text size, message color, font type, and style.

Note: If you have a not-so-long movie, you might want to preload a smaller percentage, like maybe 40%, so that viewers can begin to view the first part of the movie while the rest continues to load. For longer movies you might want to preload around 75% so that once the movie begins, no interruptions occur as the remainder of the movie streams in.
If you want a progress bar to visually display the amount of your movie that is preloaded, then check the Progress bar box.

6.
To specify the progress bar display options, click the Options button. Here you can specify the width, height, positioning, and color of the progress bar.
When your preloader is completed, click OK to exit the Preload Movie dialog.

7.
When you have set the options to your liking, Click OK to exit the options dialog.
When you have set the options to your liking, Click OK to exit the options dialog.

Note: Preloaders cannot be viewed from your local disk or tested with the Play in Web Browser option in Kool Moves. To test your preloader, upload it to a web page and view it as the movie downloads into your browser. If you see a mistake or want to make changes or adjustments to your preloader, you will have to clear your browser cache and re-upload to the web to view those changes.

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Added: 2006-01-19
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