The QuickTime Tab

The final tab in publish settings is the QuickTime tab, as shown in Figure 7.11. Publishing into a QuickTime movie (.mov) can sometimes be beneficial, especially when you have complicated animations that take up a lot of processor power. Going to a QuickTime movie can often fix those problems as well as a few others, such as audio syncing.

Figure 7.11. The QuickTime tab in publish settings.

If you want to publish into QuickTime, here are the settings you can adjust:

  • Dimensions Much like the other publishing formats, you can set the dimensions of your QuickTime movie with this option.

  • Alpha This option decides the transparency of the Flash content in your QuickTime movie.

    • Auto This default choice sets the Flash background to opaque if there are no other tracks in the movie. If there is content behind the Flash track, it sets the background to transparent.

    • Alpha-transparent This choice automatically sets the background to transparent.

    • Copy This choice automatically sets the background to opaque.

  • Layer This option sets where in the stacking order your Flash movie will be.

    • Auto This default choice will decide if there is other content in front. If so, it puts your Flash movie in the back; otherwise, it puts it on the top.

    • Top This choice automatically sets the Flash movie at the top track.

    • Bottom This choice automatically sets the Flash movie to the bottom track.

  • Streaming Sound If you have audio in your Flash file, you can compress it even more by selecting this option and setting the QuickTime audio settings in the pop-up, as shown in Figure 7.12.

    Figure 7.12. The QuickTime streaming sound settings.

  • Controller This option sets the interface controller for your QuickTime movie. It has the following choices:

    • None This default choice creates the QuickTime move with no controls.

    • Standard This choice sets up your QuickTime movie with the standard movie interface controller.

    • QuickTime VR This choice gives the end user all the controls from the QuickTime VR controller interface.

    • Playback This option is similar to the GIF animation options. You can set your QuickTime movie to loop when it gets to the end, to pause at the beginning, and even force it to play every single frame.

    • File If this option is selected (it is by default), it will create a single QuickTime movie at the end of publishing. If you deselect this option, it will still have to reference all your content.

That concludes all the tabs in publish settings. Both Windows and Mac projectors do not have a tab because their options are controlled from the Flash tab. You can also have some control over them using FS Commands. See the reference section for more information on FS Commands.

Macromedia Flash Professional 8 Unleashed
Macromedia Flash Professional 8 Unleashed
ISBN: 0672327619
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 319 © 2008-2017.
If you may any questions please contact us: