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Chapter 6. Managing Outside Communication > Projectors and the Fscommand

Projectors and the Fscommand

Most of the time, you'll play your Flash movie in a browser over the Web. Flash was conceived and developed to deliver content this way. However, Flash also provides a way to create projectors, self-executable applications that don't require the browser or the Flash Player for playback. On either Windows or Mac systems, you can publish projectors for either platform. In Windows, the extension to the file is .EXE, and on the Mac, the word projector is appended to the filename. These projectors are larger in file size than the normal exported SWF files, but they contain everything you need to play the content you create, including the graphics, animation, sound, and interactivity. Use projectors to deliver your Flash content on transportable media such as floppy disks or CD-ROMs, an ideal scenario for portfolios, presentations, or marketing material.

Playback of Flash content through projectors is different in one respect. Projectors don't use an HTML page that contains tags or "instructions" to tell it how to be displayed. Will playback be full screen? Can the window be scalable? These options are available to you when you publish the HTML page, but not with the projector. In order to set or change these kinds of display parameters, use the fscommand action, which has just a few simple parameters for projectors, as detailed in Table 6.3.


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