Pausing for set amount of time then autoplay

Hi all,

This seems like a simple question but I can’t seem to find the answer anywhere.

I’m looking to have 3 JPEGS alternating as background for my flash movie every 30 seconds or so. Is there a simple way to do this (within a movie clip) that won’t require 30 seconds worth of frames between JPEGS?

I guess if I could make an analogy- in imageready, when you’re making animated gif’s, you can tell a frame to pause for a specific amount of time. Something like this I suppose.

Also, these are very large photos (70 kb). Anyway to optimize this entire operation so people won’t have to wait for all 3 to download with the .swf?

ALSO! - I should probably start a new thread for this…I’d like to have one of the three images randomly load first (random number generator telling it what frame to visit?). Then they can progress in their usual order, but I’d like to change things up a bit with a new image each time a visitor comes to the site.

Thanks in advance everyone!