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    What is Flash MX?

    I've just received a mandate from by boss to purchase Flash and take a class on it.

    I dabbled with Flash 4 a couple of years ago. Is Flash MX merely an upgrade? How is it different from previous versions? Can I edit a Flash 5 file with it? What can it do that previous versions could not?

    If those of you with some experience in this could give me some insight, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!

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    Click HERE to find out what's new in Macromedia Flash MX.

    For a complete listing of new and enhanced features, you can take the detailed feature tour found HERE

    I hope this helps !

    Good Luck!

    ~JEO

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    Re: What is Flash MX?

    Flash MX merely an upgrade?
    Yes, was due to be called Flash 6.

    How is it different from previous versions?
    There's be some new toys added like Sorensen video codec's (you can now import and play video exported at a far higher quality/compression rate - comparable with Flix). Import raster's, MP3's etc. from a server without converting them to an SWF file. Some of the more popular functions like Actionscript scrollers etc. have been pre setup in MX and called components.

    The full lists here:
    http://www.macromedia.com/software/f...tinfo/upgrade/

    Can I edit a Flash 5 file with it?
    Yes

    What can it do that previous versions could not?
    There's a new export commpressed feature (Flash 6 player only) I tried it with a 100k Flash 5 movie and it came out at about 40k, better support for XML again try checking the full list above

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    Thanks for the info. I just got my copy of MX today. So off I go...


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