[thelist] flash MX files and flash 5

Jono ox4dboy at comcast.net
Wed Apr 7 09:03:18 CDT 2004

The problem is that she cannot open the Flash MX file with Flash 5.  What
she needs to do is  convert her Flash MX file to Flash 5.  If the Flash MX
file uses any new features, it is most likely not possible because Flash 5
does not support a lot of the new features found in MX. Flash 5 will not
open Flash MX files.

Macromedia makes each version of Flash, as far as I can remember,
non-backwards-compatible.  Not sure why?  Flash MX can't even open a Flash
MX 2004 .fla file.  Imagine how well it would go over with users if Adobe
made Photoshop non-backwards-compatible, they'd never hear the end of it.
Unfortunately, Flash has no competition, so Macromedia doesn¹t really need
to take the issue into consideration from a competitive stand point.

On 4/6/04 7:24 PM, "David Siedband" <david at calteg.org> wrote:

> In the 'file' menu of FlashMX 2004 there is an item called 'publish
> settings'.  This allows you to specify the compatibility by which
> versions of Flash and Actionscript to use.
> --
> David

>>> I have been given a flash file and .swf made with flash MX version 6.
>>> I can not open either in my flash 5
>>> Are they not compatible? Is there anything I can do apart from
>>> upgrading
>>> to Flash MX ?
>>> Lisa

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