Preloading external swf's problem

I’ve been struggling with this for few days now, but can’t seem to find an answer. Tried the search- option but couldn’t find the answer I was looking for. I’ve done nothing but followed the tutorials from, so maybe you guys could help.

I competed the “Creating a full flash site” tutorial found here at Kirupa.

I now have an external swf file that loads into a movieclip of another swf, works fine.Then I added a preloader to each external movie clip following a tutorial also found in this site:

Preloaders work fine when viewing the external .swf’s seperately, but when I load them through “Parent” .swf my preloader only shows “Loaded” text for 3-4 seconds, without any loading process, and after that the external .swf loads.

Here’s the code:

onClipEvent (enterFrame) {
var bytes = _root.getBytesTotal();
var bytes_loaded = _root.getBytesLoaded();
if (bytes_loaded == bytes) {
this.kirupatxt = “movie loaded”;
} else {
this.kirupatxt = “loading (” + bytes_loaded + “/” + bytes +")";



Can’t figure out what’s wrong. Has it got something to do with _root and _parent? I’m not so good with Flash yet. :emb: