Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Flash - true sizes

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2004

    Flash - true sizes ~~Solved~~

    Hi, not sure where to put this thread so I thought of trying here in the graphics...

    so the question is... is there a way to determine the true size of a flash window. For instance when you download a flash game and you would like to put it up somewhere else then you must know the correct size for the best quality, without the jigsaw edges

    ...and ofcourse without looking back at the original site, cus what if the site is no longer there....
    Last edited by Siddan; 09-02-2004 at 02:34 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Well, if you have a graphics editor, you could take a screenshot, crop the screenshot to only the flash image, and then see how big it is. And then there always is one last option -- you could count.
    Visit Slightly Remarkable to see my portfolio, resumé, and consulting rates.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    well, that is what I have been doing, doing a screen capture and paste it in PS.. but still, opening the flash file straight in IE explorer then there is no fixed size, I can freely resize the window and the screen content of the flash will adjust to it.

    I remember a flash intro I did once, when I didn´t have the correct size and just openend the flash file in explorer then the graphics looked very bad, edgy and so on, but when I had the size fixed in (embed src) then it looked crystal clear... I knew the correct size of that file since I created it...

    was just hoping maybe some hidden information is stored inside the file,,,, just like a JPG picture file created from a digital camera

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    If you have Flash, you could try opening the *.swf file with it -- that may display the object's size. I know exactly what you mean as far as the enlarged, pixelated and distorted image.
    Visit Slightly Remarkable to see my portfolio, resumé, and consulting rates.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Geelong, Australia

    Look at source code

    The exact height and width parameters of a flash movie can be seen in the source code.

    For instance, if you have a look at the source code at http://www.motivationvault.com/software/index.html you will find the size parameters a little ways down after the <object> tag

    <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=5,0,42,0"
    id="calipersIntro" width="200" height="188">

    Hope this helps
    Cheers for now,

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Geelong, Australia

    On the other hand...

    If, on the other hand, you have only the swf file and no page to view the source code from, then you need to find an swf viewer that will show that information.

    One program that comes with an swf viewer is Swift Optimizer V2.0 from http://www.swishsoft.com/products.htm

    The picture below shows what Swift Optimizer V2.0 viewer looks like
    Last edited by hypnoseeker; 09-02-2004 at 02:25 AM.
    Cheers for now,

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    thank you thank you hypnoseeker..

    that swift optimizer is exactly what I need, alltho it doesn´t open the file in its true size but it shows the dimensions in the corner.

    Very nice , thanks again

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Geelong, Australia
    You're more than welcome, Siddan

    I use Swift Optimizer V2.0 all the time. All of my flash tutorials are as small as I can make them and it amazes me how much more this program can compress an already small file.

    I'm also amazed by how many flash animations on the net are bloated.

    Once you install Swift Optimizer V2.0, go and optimize the flash movies that are stored in your Internet Explorer cache. You'll soon understand exactly what I mean
    Cheers for now,

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    what do you mean by bloated?...

    and yes, I have heard about a program that can compress a flash file even more, but now I have seen one for myself

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Geelong, Australia
    bloated... as in over-size. Something like what happens when you drink too much Coca Cola and your stomach bulges out so much that you can't fit into your pants
    Cheers for now,

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    hehe ok,,, nice vivid explanation aswell

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
HTML5 Development Center



X vBulletin 4.2.2 Debug Information

  • Page Generation 0.13560 seconds
  • Memory Usage 2,944KB
  • Queries Executed 13 (?)
More Information
Template Usage (32):
  • (1)ad_footer_end
  • (1)ad_footer_start
  • (1)ad_global_above_footer
  • (1)ad_global_below_navbar
  • (1)ad_global_header1
  • (1)ad_global_header2
  • (1)ad_navbar_below
  • (1)ad_showthread_firstpost_sig
  • (1)ad_showthread_firstpost_start
  • (1)ad_thread_first_post_content
  • (1)ad_thread_last_post_content
  • (1)footer
  • (1)forumjump
  • (1)forumrules
  • (1)gobutton
  • (1)header
  • (1)headinclude
  • (1)headinclude_bottom
  • (11)memberaction_dropdown
  • (1)navbar
  • (4)navbar_link
  • (1)navbar_moderation
  • (1)navbar_noticebit
  • (1)navbar_tabs
  • (2)option
  • (11)postbit
  • (11)postbit_onlinestatus
  • (11)postbit_wrapper
  • (1)spacer_close
  • (1)spacer_open
  • (1)tagbit_wrapper 

Phrase Groups Available (6):
  • global
  • inlinemod
  • postbit
  • posting
  • reputationlevel
  • showthread
Included Files (26):
  • ./showthread.php
  • ./global.php
  • ./includes/class_bootstrap.php
  • ./includes/init.php
  • ./includes/class_core.php
  • ./includes/config.php
  • ./includes/functions.php
  • ./includes/functions_navigation.php
  • ./includes/class_friendly_url.php
  • ./includes/class_hook.php
  • ./includes/class_bootstrap_framework.php
  • ./vb/vb.php
  • ./vb/phrase.php
  • ./includes/functions_facebook.php
  • ./includes/functions_calendar.php
  • ./includes/functions_bigthree.php
  • ./includes/class_postbit.php
  • ./includes/class_bbcode.php
  • ./includes/functions_reputation.php
  • ./includes/functions_notice.php
  • ./packages/vbattach/attach.php
  • ./vb/types.php
  • ./vb/cache.php
  • ./vb/cache/db.php
  • ./vb/cache/observer/db.php
  • ./vb/cache/observer.php 

Hooks Called (70):
  • init_startup
  • friendlyurl_resolve_class
  • init_startup_session_setup_start
  • database_pre_fetch_array
  • database_post_fetch_array
  • init_startup_session_setup_complete
  • global_bootstrap_init_start
  • global_bootstrap_init_complete
  • cache_permissions
  • fetch_threadinfo_query
  • fetch_threadinfo
  • fetch_foruminfo
  • load_show_variables
  • load_forum_show_variables
  • global_state_check
  • global_bootstrap_complete
  • global_start
  • style_fetch
  • global_setup_complete
  • showthread_start
  • showthread_getinfo
  • strip_bbcode
  • friendlyurl_clean_fragment
  • friendlyurl_geturl
  • forumjump
  • cache_templates
  • cache_templates_process
  • template_register_var
  • template_render_output
  • fetch_template_start
  • fetch_template_complete
  • parse_templates
  • fetch_musername
  • notices_check_start
  • notices_noticebit
  • process_templates_complete
  • friendlyurl_redirect_canonical
  • showthread_post_start
  • showthread_query_postids
  • showthread_query
  • bbcode_fetch_tags
  • bbcode_create
  • showthread_postbit_create
  • postbit_factory
  • postbit_display_start
  • postbit_imicons
  • bbcode_parse_start
  • bbcode_parse_complete_precache
  • bbcode_parse_complete
  • postbit_display_complete
  • memberaction_dropdown
  • tag_fetchbit_complete
  • forumrules
  • navbits
  • navbits_complete
  • build_navigation_data
  • build_navigation_array
  • check_navigation_permission
  • process_navigation_links_start
  • process_navigation_links_complete
  • set_navigation_menu_element
  • build_navigation_menudata
  • build_navigation_listdata
  • build_navigation_list
  • set_navigation_tab_main
  • set_navigation_tab_fallback
  • navigation_tab_complete
  • fb_like_button
  • showthread_complete
  • page_templates