Topic: Large gallery hangs Flash Player during load
I've searched the forum for posts related to this issue, but I didn't find any. I have embedded an instance of SV with a large number of images (over 1200) into another .fla. There is a reason I have all 1200 images in one gallery instance rather than several, and everything works fine except for the following issue:
During the time that SV initializes (between the output "setViewerFlashVars" and "[SV] SimpleViewer PRO V2.1.2") Flash Player is unresponsive. The five or six seconds that SV takes to initialize is not a problem, but I don't seem to be able to implement any sort of preloader solution in that period because Flash itself "stalls" during that time. I've tried everything I can think of, including using an external loader to load both the preloader and the .swf containing the gallery, and Flash hangs every time (until "[SV] SimpleViewer PRO V2.1.2." is traced, and then everything works as expected).
I know it is the size of the gallery.xml file that is causing the problem - if I substitute a gallery.xml file containing a small number of images Flash Player doesn't hang, and the preloader plays without pause.
Does anyone have any suggestions of something I might try, or am I just bogging down Flash Player?