Loaded swf preloader issues

Hi all,
Am loading separate swfs for each separate gallery at my test site here.

I have a few issues as follows:

  1. How to remove the slight flicker as the preloader starts?

  2. How to set the preloader to only load once? The preloader doesn’t use the normal two-frame setup so am not sure how to get it to recognise the movie is cached. Here’s the first bit of AS in the loaded swf:

function loadXML(loaded) {
if (loaded) {
xmlNode = this.firstChild;
image = [];
total = xmlNode.childNodes.length;
for (i=0; i<total; i++) {
image* = xmlNode.childNodes*.childNodes[0].firstChild.nodeValue;
id = setInterval(preloadPic, 1);
} else {
content = “file not loaded!”;
xmlData = new XML();
xmlData.ignoreWhite = true;
xmlData.onLoad = loadXML;
var loadTot = 0;
var k = 0;
function preloadPic() {
var con = picture.duplicateMovieClip(“con”+k, 9984+k);
var temp = _root.createEmptyMovieClip(“temp”+k, 99+k);
temp.onEnterFrame = function() {
var total = con.getBytesTotal();
var loaded = con.getBytesLoaded();
percent = Math.round((loaded/total*100)/image.length);
preloadbar_mc._xscale = loadTot+percent;
info.text = “Loading picture “+k+” of “+image.length+” total”;
if (loaded == total && total>4) {
con._visible = 0;
loadTot += percent;
delete this.onEnterFrame;

  1. Am trying to get a text box with the loding percentage moving along with the edge of the loading bar.

Any help with any of these issues much appreciated.